Proposals are now being accepted for the Faculty Career Development Award program (FCDA). This program provides funding for regular rank Assistant Professors and Assistant Professors-in-Residence at a critical time in the pre-tenure stage. The funding is to assist faculty as they advance an on-going research project, creative activity, or as they embark on a new project. Awards are made in the form of a lump-sum of $5,000 – $15,000 in research funds. Please note that funding is allocated for the AY 23-24 and does not renew.
NOTE: While the early career faculty member completes the application, these applications must be routed through the applicable dean (please see due date information for details about deadlines below).
Please note that there are different criteria and a different description of the program for Acting Professors from the School of Law.
Please review the documents on the program's webpage for additional information and contact email@example.com if you have any questions regarding this program.
Award Amount and Details
Awards are made in the form of a lump-sum of $5,000 –$15,000 in research funds.
Deadlines and Date Information
- May 1, 2023: Applications due to Department Chairs from applicants
- May 8, 2023: Applications due to Deans from Department Chairs
- May 16, 2023: Electronic Applications due to Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from Deans
- June 2023: Notification letters will be sent promptly to all applicants with award decisions
- While the early career faculty member completes the application, these applications must be routed through the department chair and applicable dean.
- There are different guidelines for Acting Professors in the School of Law. Please see the opportunity home page for more details.
- Applications are invited from Assistant Professors in the regular rank and In-Residence professorial series, with the exception of individuals for whom AY 23–24 will be her, his or their final year as Assistant Professor because of promotion, non-reappointment, or resignation.
- Although prior FCDA recipients may apply for another award, strong priority will be given to those who have not previously received an award.
- Award recipients must be willing to help review applications for Career Development Awards in subsequent years.