September 15 2016 deadline for VCCS Grants

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is September 15 for the spring 2017 semester. The VCCS Paul Lee Professional Grants Program promotes faculty development, i.e., builds knowledge and skills within the academic discipline or professional specialty; improves classroom teaching, learning, and assessment techniques; provides tools for effective personal planning to improve the quality of work and life; and enhances administrative and leadership skills to fulfill the institutional mission of the college. Full-time and adjunct faculty may apply. Classified staff may not be primary authors but may be involved as collaborators and co-applicants. A combination of time and expenses is possible, with maximum funding for time at eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits. The maximum award for expenses is $5000. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Susi Mattheisen in the Grants Office will work with you to develop your project and provide technical assistance. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at  http://www.vccs.edu/careers/office-of-professional-development/opd-grants-program/. Please note that all applications from NOVA faculty must be reviewed by the Grants Office staff before submission.

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Paul Lee Grant Application deadline extended to February 5

The Paul Lee grant application deadline for Summer Semester 2016 has been extended to February 5 due to the Blizzard and college closings. These grants are awarded based on the merit of the activity to be undertaken in such areas as discipline, instructional, workforce, career and organizational development. Faculty may apply individually or collaboratively for time and expenses. Maximum funding for time is eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits. Summer funding for Paul Lee Professional Development Grants is $2,500. The funds are paid as a stipend and shall not become part of the individual’s base salary. For more information, please go to Paul Lee Grant Application.

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AAUW Accepting Applications for Career Development Grants

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is accepting applications for its Career Development Grants program which assists women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in a professional development institute, are making career changes, seeking to advance in their current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded in support of coursework toward a degree program other than a doctorate or for specialized training in a technical or professional field. Deadline is December 15. For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the AAUW website.

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October 12 2015 Deadline for Chancellor’s Innovation Fund

The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is a competitive fund open to faculty and staff of VCCS colleges to fund innovative, targeted projects that closely align with the new VCCS Strategic Plan, Complete 2021, and other system and college priorities. All CIF projects need to be developed, piloted, and assessed by the end of the fiscal year. Both credit and non-credit projects are welcome. While CIF proposals can be for any project that fits with the scope of the grant, the Chancellor and the CIF review committee are especially interested in innovative proposals that target crucial needs shared by most colleges.  Please visit the CIF site for more information – Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF)

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February 1 2016 Deadline for VCCS Professional Development Grant

The next deadline for the VCCS Paul Lee Professional Development Grant is February 1 2016 for the Summer Semester. These grants are awarded based on the merit of the activity to be undertaken in such areas as discipline, instructional, workforce, career and organizational development. Faculty may apply individually or collaboratively for time and expenses. Maximum funding for time is eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits. Summer funding for Paul Lee Professional Development Grants is $2,500. The funds are paid as a stipend and shall not become part of the individual’s base salary.

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April 1 deadline for VCCS Professional Development Grants

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is April 1 for the fall 2015 semester.  The VCCS Paul Lee Professional Grants Program promotes faculty development, i.e., builds knowledge and skills within the academic discipline or professional specialty; improves classroom teaching, learning, and assessment techniques; provides tools for effective personal planning to improve the quality of work and life; and enhances administrative and leadership skills to fulfill the institutional mission of the college.  Full-time and adjunct faculty may apply. Classified staff may not be primary authors but may be involved as collaborators and co-applicants.  A combination of time and expenses is possible, with maximum funding for time at eight credits. Most time is funded at four credits.  The maximum award for expenses is $5000.  VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500.  Susi Mattheisen in the Grants Office will work with you to develop your project and provide technical assistance.  Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at http://www.vccs.edu.  Please note that all applications from NOVA faculty must be reviewed by the Grants Office staff before submission.

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February 1 Deadline for VCCS Professional Development Grants

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is February 1 for the summer semester. The VCCS Paul Lee Professional Grants Program promotes faculty development, i.e., builds knowledge and skills within the academic discipline or professional specialty; improves classroom teaching, learning, and assessment techniques; provides tools for effective personal planning to improve the quality of work and life; and enhances administrative and leadership skills to fulfill the institutional mission of the college. Full-time and adjunct faculty may apply. Classified staff may not be primary authors but may be involved as collaborators and co-applicants. The summer semester grant is a flat $2,500 stipend. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Susi Mattheisen in the Grants Office will work with you to develop your project and provide technical assistance. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at http://www.vccs.edu. Please note that all applications from NOVA faculty must be reviewed by the Grants Office staff before submission.

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NEA Foundation deadline October 15

The NEA Foundation provides grants to improve the academic achievement of students in U.S. public schools and public higher education institutions in any subject area(s).  The proposed work should engage students in critical thinking and problem solving that deepen their knowledge of standards-based subject matter.  The work should also improve students’ habits of inquiry, self-directed learning, and critical reflection.  The grant amounts available are $2,000 and $5,000.  Deadlines for applications are due October 15, February 1, and June 1.  Go to NEA Foundation for guidelines.

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Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF)

The Chancellor’s Innovation Fund (CIF) is a competitive fund open to faculty and staff at VCCS colleges to support innovative, targeted projects that closely align with the new VCCS Strategic Plan, “Complete 2021.” The single goal of this new plan is to triple the number of credentials awarded to VCCS students by 2021. All CIF grants need to be developed, piloted, and assessed by the end of the fiscal year. Proposals are due October 10, 2014. Final grantees will be announced after October 24.  Go to CIF.

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November 1 Deadline for VCCS Professional Development Grants

The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) offers professional development grants three times a year. The next deadline for applying is November 1. The VCCS Paul Lee Professional Grants Program promotes faculty development, i.e., builds knowledge and skills within the academic discipline or professional specialty; improves classroom teaching, learning, and assessment techniques; provides tools for effective personal planning to improve the quality of work and life; and enhances administrative and leadership skills to fulfill the institutional mission of the college. Full-time and adjunct faculty may apply.  Classified staff may not be primary authors but may be involved as collaborators and co-applicants. Grants usually range from $1,500 to $5,000. VCCS also accepts applications for Workshop Mini-Grants for a maximum $1,500. Rob Henderson and Susi Mattheisen in the Grants Office will work with you to develop your project and provide technical assistance. Information on both opportunities can be found on the VCCS Grants website at http://www.vccs.edu.  Please note that all applications from NOVA faculty must be reviewed by the Grants Office staff before submission.  Starting this year, the Grants Office will also be following up with the awardees regarding the post-award process and/or to answer any questions.

 

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