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Ellensburg, WA 98926-7519
Phone: 509-963-1866

Faculty Funding

Faculty Career Enhancement Fund

The College of the Sciences provides support for faculty professional development through the Faculty Career Enhancement Fund. The goal of the fund is to help faculty to meet established performance expectations and to enhance academic expertise, especially in the areas of instruction and scholarship. Example uses of the fund include travel expenses to present at a professional conference, registration fees for a teaching enhancement workshop, page charges for publications, purchase of software, and purchase of laboratory supplies. A short justification of how the proposed activity will enhance teaching, scholarship or service is required as part of the application.

This year the COTS Budget Committee has allocated two pots of money, one for untenured tenure-track faculty and one for tenured and FTNTT faculty in the College. Untenured tenure-track faculty may request up to $650 and tenured and FTNTT faculty may request up to $450. A short application must be submitted and approved by the department chair and the Associate Dean, Inter-Science Support. Funds can be used any time during the fiscal year they are awarded and are available on a first come-first, served basis until the designated pots of money are spent. Faculty Career Enhancement Funds are not allowed to be carried over from one fiscal year to the next.

Deadline: First come, first served until College Faculty Career Enhancement Funds are depleted.
Faculty Career Enhancement Fund application.

Faculty Early Career Grant

The College of the Sciences provides tenure-track faculty the opportunity to apply for up to a five workload unit reassignment from teaching to support them in meeting established performance expectations in scholarship. The Early Career Grant is available one time to pre-tenure faculty. Faculty apply in December of their 2nd or 3rd year for workload units that will be applied during their 3rd or 4th academic year. Faculty receiving an Early Career Grant must have a detailed plan to produce a Category A scholarly product defined by their department promotion and tenure criteria.

The Early Career Grant application consists of a an application form (click link below), short project description to work on a Category A scholarly product, a timeline for achieving the product, and a current curriculum vita. Proposals are due at the end of fall quarter in the academic year prior to the year the award will be used. The proposal will be approved by the department chair and the COTS Associate Dean for Inter-Science Support in time to include the reassigned time in the following academic year workload plan. At the end of the academic year for which the award is given, awardees must submit the product to the Associate Dean for Inter-Science Support.

Deadline: December 15 of each year

Faculty Early Career Enhancement application
              Project Description
              Timeline Template

2018 Awardees of the Early Career Grants




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