Union University
Union University Center for Faculty Development
Center for Faculty Development

Grants



Upcoming Deadlines

  • Externally Funded Grant
    Union University encourages faculty to pursue external grant funding for projects that fit with Union’s purpose and mission. The process of developing successful grant proposals includes collaboration between the faculty member, the Director of Research and the Office of Development.
    Deadline: N/A

  • International Program Development Grant (Winter/Spring)
    The International Program Development Grant is administered by the Institute for International and Intercultural Study and is designed to support faculty initiatives to develop programs that will provide ongoing international academic opportunities for students and faculty.
    Deadline: September 8, 2014

  • Professional Development Grant (Fall)
    The Professional Development Grant is designed to support the professional growth activities of full-time teaching faculty, professional librarians and college or school deans.
    Deadline: September 8, 2014

  • Study Grant
    The Study Grant program is established to support professional development, the advancement of teaching, and faculty scholarship.
    Deadline: September 8, 2014

  • Terminal Degree Support Grant
    The Terminal Degree Grant is established to provide encouragement and some financial support to faculty pursuing a terminal degree.
    Deadline: September 8, 2014

  • Research Grant
    The Research Program funds undergraduate and graduate research grants to support the innovative, collaborative scholarly work of an undergraduate/graduate student(s) and a faculty mentor. These grants can be used for equipment, travel, supplies or stipend.
    Deadline: October 3, 2014

  • Teaching and Learning Grant - Conference Attendance
    The Teaching and Learning Grant (Conferences) is for faculty to attend a conference that focuses on teaching and learning initiatives or faith integration.
    Deadline: October 3, 2014

  • Teaching and Learning Grant - Other Activities
    The Teaching and Learning Grant (Other) is for teaching/learning activities not related to conference attendance or course redesign/development.
    Deadline: October 3, 2014

  • Teaching and Learning Grant - Course Redesign/Development
    The Teaching and Learning Grant (Course Redesign/ Development) is for faculty members wanting to redesign an existing course or develop a new course. The award money can be used as a stipend or for project expenses. With approval of the department chair and dean, this grant could be used to pay an adjunct to teach a class and therefore provide release time for the faculty member.
    Deadline: October 3, 2014

  • Research/Study Leave
    The Research/Study Leave provides a semester- or academic year-long leave for faculty undertaking significant new research, performance, development of original works, development of pedagogical skills, or other comparable development.
    Deadline: October 15, 2014

  • Pew Research Program Grant
    The Pew Research Program seeks to nourish Christian scholarship that will make a lasting impact on future academic discussion. Ideally scholarship of this caliber would be publishable in refereed scholarly journals and by recognized academic presses, or disseminated through performance or other refereed means appropriate to the academic discipline of the faculty member.
    Deadline: October 17, 2014

  • International Program Development Grant (Summer/Fall)
    The International Program Development Grant is administered by the Institute for International and Intercultural Study and is designed to support faculty initiatives to develop programs that will provide ongoing international academic opportunities for students and faculty.
    Deadline: February 9, 2015

  • Professional Development Grant (Spring)
    The Professional Development Grant is designed to support the professional growth activities of full-time teaching faculty, professional librarians and college or school deans.
    Deadline: February 9, 2015

"An appetite for knowledge and beauty exists in the human mind and God makes no appetite in vain. We can therefore pursue knowledge as such and beauty as such, in the sure confidence that by doing so we are either advancing to the vision of God ourselves or indirectly helping others to do so."
-C.S. Lewis; Learning in Wartime; The Weight of Glory