Purchase College Faculty Support Awards
Fall 2015 application deadline: Nov. 1, 2015 (8/10/15 update)
Spring 2016 application deadline: March 1, 2016 (8/10/15 update)
The Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs is pleased to support faculty research, academic travel and conference presentations, artistic endeavor, or other comparable professional activity. Applications are invited from (a) full-time faculty on multiple-year contracts or with one year’s prior service and (b) part-time faculty who have served at least half time for three or more consecutive years.
Faculty Support Award Guidelines
- The goal of these awards is to encourage faculty in their professional endeavors and to further their own and the college’s mission and reputation.
- This award period covers expenses incurred from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.
- Typically, awards will be in the $1,000–$1,500 range; the maximum is $1,500 for each applicant during the 2015–16 awards cycle.
- Awards may also be for smaller sums, as appropriate to the project. More than one project may be included in one application, but the $1,500 limit applies to each applicant, not to each individual project.
- An applicant may only receive one Faculty Support Award (FSA) per academic year, i.e., a recipient of an FSA in the fall round will not be eligible to apply for the spring round.
- If an FSA recipient’s actual project costs are lower than expected, the balance cannot be used for a different project. For example, if a faculty member is awarded $800 in the fall round, but the actual project expenses total $600, he or she may not use the remaining $200 for another project. Also, in such cases, he or she may not apply for a spring award to use the balance of those funds.
- Any start-up funds approved at the time a faculty member is hired must be spent before applying for an FSA.
- Each application is peer reviewed by the Faculty Professional Standards and Awards Committee, whose members deserve our thanks for their dedicated service. The committee’s recommendations are then reviewed by the provost. Faculty who do not have a current curriculum vitae and annual faculty activity report on file, as required by SUNY policy, will not be granted funds. Similarly, applicants who have received previous funding but have not submitted to the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs a satisfactory report on its use and progress towards completion of the project will be deemed ineligible.
- Application forms (available here: Word | RTF) should be submitted electronically, as an attached file, to the chair or director of your school or conservatory. Chairs and directors should:
- verify the applicant’s eligibility and status (part-time, junior, or senior faculty)
- indicate their support in the space allotted on the application form
- send the amended application, as an attached file, to Provost.Officer@purchase.edu in the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs.
Please do not submit incomplete applications, as they will be returned.
Updated April 12, 2016