TCU Faculty Research Initiatives Professional Development Grants

TCU Faculty Research Initiatives Professional Development Grants
  • Overview
  • Contact Information
  • Degrees & Personal Statement
  • Budget & Resume Information
  • Letter of Reference

Overview

The American Indian College Fund received a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to cultivate research among Tribal College and University (TCU) faculty and adjunct instructors. In 2018, the College Fund will award thirteen (13) one-time professional development grants up to $2,000 to assist TCU faculty member’s attendance/presentation in the faculty member’s field of study at a:

  • Regional or national conference
  • Training
  • Workshop
  • Seminar

Through conference attendance, TCU faculty will have the opportunity to:

  • be informed of current research, issues, and growing trends within their respective fields of study
  • provide a unique perspective to broader conversations
  • develop research interests, skills, and agenda
  • share research and experiences stemming from the TCU context
  • cultivate research collaborations, exchanges, and partnerships
  • network and foster relationships with non-TCU faculty
  • disseminate research with a broader audience

Expenses covered through the professional development grants include:

  • Registration
  • Travel
  • Hotel
  • Per Diem
  • Miscellaneous (examples: airport parking, taxi fare, and tips)

Instructions for applying and file uploads for necessary documents for the professional development grant are provided within this online application. The professional development grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a current tribal college faculty member or an adjunct instructor at an accredited tribal college or university.
  • Be committed to enhancing your teaching, knowledge of current research, professional network, and fostering relationships for the development of potential student research/internship opportunities.
  • Possess a demonstrated commitment to American Indian education and scholarship.

Application Process

  • Completed Application
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Reference
  • Detailed Budget (outlining use of funds)
  • Selection Process

    The College Fund will review applications using the following criteria:

    • Faculty member’s ability to strengthen and enhance teaching, knowledge of current research, professional network, and fostering relationships for the development of potential student research/internship opportunities.
    • Clearly articulated goals and objectives.
    • Strong letter of reference and support from the applicant’s TCU administration.

    Please see the following application materials. Do not hesitate to contact Natalie Youngbull, Faculty Development Program Officer at 303-426-7767 or nyoungbull@collegefund.org, for further information.

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