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Academic Year (AY) 2021-2022

College of Arts & Media

Faculty Development Seed Grant Proposal


ELIGIBILITY: CAM invites all full-time CAM faculty to apply to the AY2021-22 Faculty Development Seed Grant. This opportunity is open to all full-time tenured, tenure-track, clinical track, and instructor track faculty. All CAM faculty will be held to the same standards of review regardless of rank. Faculty may apply for multiple Seed Grants within the same academic year, not to exceed $1,000 total per project, with priority given to first-time applicants in the current AY.


USE OF FUNDS: funds may be applied to a variety of activities, to include, but are not limited to equipment, national conference participation, scholarly research, and creative activity. NOTE: 1) If this is a direct requirement of your position or for student use, please contact your department for internal funding.

PURPOSE OF CAM FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Faculty grants programs serve full-time faculty at CU Denver College of Arts & Media (CAM). The purpose of the CAM Faculty Development Grant (FDG) Program is to:

  1. Support tenure-track/tenured faculty and clinical teaching track faculty in their research, creative and scholarly work, professional development and teaching activities.
  2. Support full-time instructors in their teaching and learning, and professional development.
  3. Increase CAM visibility regionally, nationally and internationally.
  4. Support and prepare faculty to receive competitive national grants by providing seed funding for larger projects, grant-seeking support, and opportunities for peer review.
  5. Providing criteria (3) and/or (4) above are met, visiting professors may also apply for the funds with pre-approval from their chair.

GRANT ELIGIBILITY and GUIDELINES

  • All full-time CAM faculty are eligible for CAM faculty development grants.
  • All funds awarded in AY2021-2022 must be expended by June 30, 2022. 
  • All equipment purchases are property of CAM, and must be cataloged with CAM and kept in an accessible location on campus.
  • While faculty may apply for more than one grant per academic year, priority will be given to first-time applicants in the current AY.
  • There is no guarantee that a conference or project that was funded in a previous year will be funded in the current AY. All applications are subject to competitive review applied to current granting criteria.

INELIGIBLE EXPENSES, EXCLUSIONS and EXCEPTIONS

  • If you did not submit an outcome report for FY2020-21 grants/awards, you are not eligible to receive funds in 2021-22.
  • These grants should not be used as an alternative to department funding. If this is a direct requirement of your position or for student use, please contact your department for departmental funding.
  • Faculty must request in writing approval for any changes to the budget or deviations from the scope of work supported by the award. Email the finance department and Associate Dean for Research, Collaboration, and Innovation with all requested changes to your award. 
  • CAM will not support the purchase of individual dues or memberships to professional organizations. You must pay for professional individual memberships out-of-pocket.
  • Per CAM policy, internally awarded funds (including all CAM, ORS, YUMPS, and CETL/CFDA funds) cannot be used for the purpose of course buy-outs. 
  • CAM cannot support purchases of individual dues or memberships to professional organizations.
  • While faculty may apply for more than one grant per academic year, priority will be given to first-time applicants in the current AY.

All funds must be fully expended by current fiscal year-end deadlines, or in exceptional circumstances, a carry forward request must be submitted. Any unused grant monies will be forfeited at the end of the fiscal year (June 30).


QUESTIONS? 

CONTACT: Theodore Edmonds, Associate Dean for Transdisciplinary Research & Innovation

theodore.edmonds@ucdenver.edu |  Office (303) 315-7472

Evaluation Criteria

Project Description and Outcomes.

Description of Event/Conference/Project.

Outcomes of the event/conference/project.

How this will impact your future work at CAM?

How you plan to disseminate relevant information learned to your team?

How are you sharing this with your professional cohort and applying this experience to future work?

Potential Benefit to CAM & CU Denver.

Does the proposed project relate to wider CAM & university initiatives (e.g., CAM’s Strategic Initiatives, and/or CU Denver’s Strategic Priorities?)

Does the proposed project contribute new and/or meaningful activity to the research portfolio of the University and/or CAM?

Does the proposed project include or impact students and/or your teaching goals?

Scope and Project Viability.

How will the project be carried out?

Does the plan allocate sufficient resources (e.g. personnel, time, budget) for necessary steps to achieve intended outcomes?


Faculty Information

Name*
Department*

Grants Being Applied For

If you are applying for an ORS or YUMPS Match, fill out the application here: CAM ORS/YUMPS Matching Application.




Type of Funding Requested*
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Project Description

If traveling, please list the dates of travel and class coverage details.

Value and Goal Alignment

Which of the following CAM Values does your project most closely align with?*
Want to know more? Visit: https://artsandmedia.ucdenver.edu/about-cam/mission-vision-values!
Which of the following pillars from UC Denver's 2030 Strategic Plan does your project most closely align with?*
Want to know more? Visit: https://www.ucdenver.edu/strategicplan/goals!

Expense Breakdown

BUDGET: Present a budget that aligns with the activities of your project. The term “project” encompasses all activities related to a particular grant.

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EXPENSE CATEGORY

EXPENSE COST

EXPENSE DESCRIPTION

Entry Fees

Installation Costs

Registration Fees

Materials

Shipping (please describe)

Student Worker Costs

Publication Costs

Transporation

Lodging

Other (list/describe)

Project Details & Outcomes

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If requesting conference support, have you attended this event/conference previously?

Please Initial to Acknowledge Agreement

I understand that I am required to disclose monetary gains resulting from grant supported materials and/or activities. 

I understand that I will not receive matching funds from CAM if I do not receive the grant requiring a match.

I understand that unused funds are not transferable to other projects and will be returned to the general grant fund. Funds can only be used for pre-approved items.

I understand that I must submit an outcome report either within 60 days of completion or by the end of the fiscal year, with preference to the earlier of the two.

I understand that funds must be used in the fiscal year in which they are awarded (by June 30th). In order to carry forward funds to a different fiscal year, I must submit a spending plan and receive permission from the Assistant Dean of Finance.

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Application Evaluation - VA

Application Evaluation - FiTV

Application Evaluation - MEIS

Application Evaluation - Associate Dean of Innovation, Research and Collaboration

Is this application approved?*
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