The maximum award will be $2000 for an individual and $3,000 for a group. Furthermore,
- Applicants should submit only one FDFP proposal per call, and no more than two proposals per academic year.
- Any costs exceeding the award will be the responsibility of the award recipient(s).
- Faculty may apply individually or in groups. If they apply in a group the amount of $3,000 will be divided by the number of applicants.
- Awards must be expended by the deadline included in the Acceptance Letter.
- An on-line application sent using the link “Faculty Application Form” below is required.
- Awardees are required to submit a one-page report within 30 days after their funded activities have terminated.
- Priority shall be given to applicants who have not received an FDFP award in the past year.
- Each proposal should include a proposal description of one to four (1 – 4) typed pages. All proposal descriptions must include:
- A discussion about the significance of the training activity or workshop.
- How the activities will enhance the faculty member’s professional development and benefit the individual, Department and University.
- How the applicant(s) will disseminate the information and learning to other members of the faculty and/or students.
- A budget description broken down by applicable categories (e.g. travel & lodging costs, workshop registration fees, meals). If applicants will be using other sources of funds in addition to the FDFP, these should be included in the budget description.
- THE DEPARTMENT CHAIR SUPPORT FORM (use link below) IS REQUIRED FOR EACH PROPOSAL. An additional recommendation by the Dean and/or Director is highly encouraged. Support letters should indicate whether Departmental or College funds will be made available for the activity. Matching funds for proposals are not required but are highly encouraged. Please specify if additional funding was requested, even if it was denied.
If travel costs will be incurred, include the location (city and state) and the purpose for the travel (e.g., workshop, mini-course, etc.), date(s) of events, and the actual travel costs as per UTPA travel policies (e.g., per diem, actual mileage, etc.) including documentation justifying costs (e.g., UTPA Travel Service airfare cost estimate, workshop information showing registration fees, hotel quotes, actual mileage if traveling by car, airfare from airline websites, government per diem). For more information, contact Dr. Marie T. Mora, Chair of the Faculty Development Council, 956-665-7913, firstname.lastname@example.org.