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Irina Khusid, Chair of the FDR Committe:
(570) 422-3092, ikhusid@esu.edu

Office of Sponsored Projects and Research:
Christina McDonald, Manager
(570) 422-7954, cmcdonald9@esu.edu

The purpose of an FDR Major Grant (or an FPDC grant from PASSHE when available) is to encourage professional development among ESU and PASSHE faculty as teachers and scholars. Major Grants provide the highest amount of funding dollars in the Provost-sponsored FDR program and thus applications must demonstrate considerable thought and research. The FDR committee has local funds to support Major Grants.

Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) - Grant

The FPDC is offered this 2013-2014 academic year.

The PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC) Annual Grant Program was established "to encourage continuous attention to the professional growth and development of PASSHE faculty as teaching scholars." (Board of Governors' Policy 1985-06-A)

All FPDC applications must fit into one of the following categories:

  • Faculty or Faculty/Student Research
  • Faculty/Student Public Service
  • Creative or Performing Arts
  • Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • Individual Career Enhancement

Please note these additional points.

  • Maximum funding is $10,000.
  • The campus deadline for proposal submissions for the FDR review committee was Friday, January 24, 2014.
  • A hard copy of the guidelines may be requested by contacting the Office of Sponsored Projects & Research by e-mail or by phone at (570) 422-7920.
  • If additional information is needed, please contact the FDR Committee Chair, or visit the PASSHE web site.
  • See guidelines for additional information.

Innovations in Teaching and Improvement in Student Learning Outcomes - Grant

This is a second grant opportunity; The Council has $75,000 available for FY 2013-14 for “Programs and Activities Related to Innovation in Teaching and Improvement of Student Learning Outcomes” provided through enactment of the 2011-2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement between PASSHE and APSCUF. This represents a new initiative for the Council which focuses on the scholarship of pedagogy.

The purpose of the funds available under this RFP is to provide professional development that is required to gain expertise in – to learn -- innovative methods of teaching that improve student learning outcomes.

Please note these additional points.

  • Maximum funding is $10,000.
  • The campus deadline for proposal submissions for the FDR review committee was Friday, February 21, 2014