The PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Committee’s Annual Grants Competition is back for at least one more year. Due to the limited funds available at the state level for this competition year (approximately $60,000), aspects of the FPDC grants
competitions have changed.
There will be only one FPDC grants competition this school year, 2016–17. There will be no competition for the Innovative Teaching grants as there has been in past years. Rather, Category 4 will be back in the annual grants competition request for proposals. Given the overall reduced level
of funding, as compared to prior years, there are significant changes in the requirements of this RFP. While these are explained in detail at the link below, they are summarized here:
Faculty interested in applying for an annual grant from the PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council are invited to submit proposals for consideration no later than December 22, 2016. at 4:30 p.m. Guidelines and submission instructions are attached and on the
Faculty Professional Development Committee website.
Faculty may apply for grants up to $5,000 to support their research, teaching, and professional development in six proposal categories:
must describe the potential professional development benefits to be realized by
the faculty member(s) and the significance and impact of the project and its
intended outcomes. The proposals will be reviewed by the IUP Faculty Professional Development Committee, who will in turn forward three proposals for statewide consideration in mid-February. More information about the Annual Grants Program (including previous grant awards) can be found
PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council website.
Questions regarding the development of proposals and budgets may be addressed to the IUP Research Institute (Contact Tracy Eisenhower, senior grant and contract specialist, at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 357-1915). Questions about the on-campus review of proposals or the local Faculty Professional Development Committee can be addressed to Committee Chair Lynanne Black (
The statewide Faculty Professional
Development Council is also seeking faculty to serve as grant proposal
reviewers. There are many benefits to serving as a proposal reviewer,
including seeing first-hand the winning elements of a good grant
proposal. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please send an