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Faculty Grant for Research and Publication

The primary purpose of this funding category is to encourage faculty research, publications, and creative works that are to be published or presented in a manner appropriate within and beneficial to the discipline. This grant is awarded by the Academic Senate Faculty Development Funding Committee.

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How to Apply for the Grant

  • Who is eligible?

    Who is eligible?

    • All full-time faculty members, including those on sabbatical.
    • Adjunct faculty who have taught at least 45 credits (or equivalent as determined by the chair) at York College. 
    • Full-time instructional personnel (e.g. lab coordinators) who have worked at the college for at least two years and have teaching responsibilities.
  • What activities are funded by this category?

    What activities are funded by this category?

    • Any faculty activity that creates new data, information, or approaches to knowledge within an academic discipline, or that creates new perspectives within artistic expression.
    • Research-related fees, including the cost of travel for data collection, research assistance, publication of materials, purchase of necessary supplies and equipment. Hardware and software must be approved by IT and reimbursed through the department; hardware purchases require the approval of the Academic Dean.
    • Student assistants at a maximum of $250 during the fall or spring semesters, or $2000 during the summer.
  • What activities are not funded by this category?

    What activities are not funded by this category?

    • Research toward completion of a degree.
    • Travel to a professional meeting.
    • Gathering information to enhance the development of YCP programs or the design of a facility.
    • Travel for the purpose of presentation of research results.
    • Scholarship for the purpose of refining or extending an existing course or creating a new course.
    • Student travel.
  • What is the maximum award amount?

    What is the maximum award amount?

    • Full-time faculty and instructors: $2,000 per academic year
    • Adjuncts: maximum award based on average credit load as an adjunct for the two most recent years. (Provide a list of courses taught at YCP as an adjunct over the last two years.)

    Less than 6 credits/year, $600 per academic year
    6-12 credits/year, $1000 per academic year
    12+ credits/year, $1400 per academic year

  • How do I apply for the grant?

    How do I apply for the grant?

    Use the application template found here.

    The template will prompt you to include the following materials in your application:

    1. A detailed description of the research project. Address the following:

    - Provide a brief introduction (background) to the topic of your project.
    - What gap in knowledge or key innovation will this project fulfill in the context of the background information?
    - Provide a general plan of action for the completion of this project.
    - What is the intended outcome of the project? (book/book chapter, journal publication, paper presentation, poster, exhibit,    performance, etc.)
    - How will the projects enhance your professional development and program of scholarship?
    - How will the project contribute to the YCP community?

    2. Applicants who have received prior funding from FDC should incorporate a progress report addressing the status of past projects.

    3. A 250-word abstract/summary of your proposed project that can be posted on the Academic Senate webpage if you are awarded the requested grant.

    4. Documentation for all requested expenditures.

    Please do not alter the formatting of the application.

    Complete the application, copy and paste required documentation/information into the application, and submit the file to the department chair for electronic signature. The completed application should then be emailed by the applicant to the Faculty Development Funding Subcommittee Chair – fdcfunding@ycp.edu

    Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

    1. The quality of the proposal.
    2. Whether the outcome of the research is considered an innovative contribution within the applicant's field.
    3. Whether the research is beneficial to the YCP community.
    4. Applicant's prior Faculty Development funding history.
    5. Availability of funds within the application cycle. Requests may be tabled until a future cycle.

    Proposals that are late, incomplete or not submitted as instructed will not be reviewed for the intended deadline. Late proposals will be considered for the next application deadline. Proposals that are incomplete will be reviewed for the deadline following submission of missing material.

    The fine print:

    1. Applications will not be considered before the application deadline.
    2. Applications must be received by the committee chair before the dates of the activity.
    3. Applications directly connected to a previously funded project will be subject to additional scrutiny.  Such applications must clearly delineate how the proposed research is different from and/or builds upon the previously funded work.  Such applications must also provide documentation of the progress that has been made on the project as a whole and include a timetable for completion.
    4. Grants must fall into ONE fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Spending may not extend across fiscal years.

    All departments have a departmental representative serving on the FDC Funding Subcommittee.  Applicants are encouraged to contact that person with any questions. 

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