Faculty Learning and Development
SOD, SOM, SON and SOP School Faculty Councils

 

  • How To Apply
  • 1. Faculty Learning and Development: SOD, SOM, SON and SOP School Faculty Councils.
  • 2. Faculty Enrichment/Needs: (varies by faculty) including educational training, PR consultant hiring, software purchases, supplementing travel grants. Sponsored by Faculty Welfare Committee.
  • 3. Community Service and Volunteering: Individual awards to reimburse faculty for sundry purchases related to either individual or group/team activities related to volunteerism in the community. Sponsored by Committee on Rules & Jurisdiction.
  • 4. Travel Grants: Educational Curriculum, Research and Professional Meeting. Sponsored by Committees on Educational Policy, Research and Faculty Welfare, respectively.
  • Steps for all Chancellor's Fund applications
Faculty Learning and Development is CLOSED, Not Accepting Applications

Overview

Award Minimum/Maximum: $500 to $5000; Please check below award amount and guidelines within your respective School description as they differ.

Total Amount in Fund: $110,000 ($25,000 to each school; $35,000 to SOM)

SOM and SON are each providing $25,000 matching funds ($50,000.)

Your application must answer the following 7 questions;

  1. For what activity do you seek support?
  2. If you will be absent from the University for this activity, please confirm that you’ve arranged with your Division/Department Chair to provide coverage while you’re absent?
  3. What are the costs for which you seek support? (registration, accommodation, and coach travel is covered)
  4. What other sources of support are available for this activity?
  5. What are your plans should you not be supported, or supported fully, to participate in this activity?
  6. Please state briefly what you hope to accomplish by participating in this activity. Please relate this to your short/long-term professional goals.
  7. Please state briefly how your participation in this activity will benefit either faculty in your School or the campus as a whole?

 

Select a School

SOD Faculty Learning and Development

Amount: $2000 to $5000

Total Amount in Fund: The School of Dentistry will receive $25,000 from the Chancellors Fund.

Key Dates:
Proposal Due Date: March 15, 2019
Applicants Notified of Decision: End of April/early May

Description: The funds are intended to give all faculty members an opportunity to participate in a broad range of development activities. These include, but are not limited to, formal training courses to improve teaching or to develop new professional skills; leadership development programs; academic and training courses; leadership programs; conferences; and external professional development consultation. Preference will be given to applications that benefit other faculty and/or the school. Funds can go towards future activities, but the Academic Senate will not reimburse for activities already completed.

Faculty members of all series and ranks are eligible. Interested faculty must have appointments of 50% or greater. Faculty Council members are eligible to apply for grants, but must recuse themselves from the evaluation of their proposal.

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a PDF with their request including what the request is for, the amount requested, a brief paragraph explanation about how funding of this request will enhance that faculty member’s knowledge and skills, and supporting documentation. The members of the respective faculty council will evaluate all proposals. All applications will be reviewed by the SOD Faculty Council.

Contact: Alison Cleaver (415) 476-3808

SOM Faculty Learning and Development

Amount: Up to $5000

Total Amount in Fund: The School of Medicine will receive $35,000 from the Chancellors Fund and another $25,000 from the Dean’s Office, totaling $60,000 available to faculty.

Key Dates:
Proposal Due Date: March 15, 2019
Applicants Notified of Decision: End of April/early May

Description:
The Faculty Learning and Development Fund is intended to provide all School of Medicine faculty members with the opportunity to participate in a broad range of development activities. These include, but are not limited to, formal training courses to improve teaching or to develop new professional skills; leadership development programs; academic and training courses; leadership programs; conferences; and external professional development consultation.

Guidelines:

  1. UCSF faculty appointment must be at 50% or greater.
  2. All UCSF School of Medicine faculty are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to early career faculty.
  3. Awards are limited to $5000.
  4. Applicants may only receive one full or partial grant every 3 years.
  5. Applicants must provide a detailed description of how the activity will benefit their career. Proposals should not surpass 2 single-spaced pages. Supporting documentation does not count towards the page limit.
  6. Applicants must prove that funding does not currently exist for the opportunity.
  7. Funding is for professional development activities that have occurred, or will occur during the 2019-2020 academic year (July 2019 – June 2020).
  8. Some portion of the funds must be used by the end of June 2019.
  9. All awardees will be required to submit a summary report of their activities and how they benefited their professional career.

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a PDF with their request including what the request is for, the amount requested, a brief paragraph explanation about how funding of this request will enhance that faculty member’s knowledge and skills, and supporting documentation. The members of the School of Medicine Faculty Council will evaluate all proposals.

All awardees of the funds will be required to provide a summary of their experience and notes on the usefulness of the conference, course, or activity they participated in using the funds.

Contact: Alison Cleaver (415) 476-3808

SON Faculty Learning and Development

Amount: $500 to $5000; although there is no minimum nor maximum to proposal amount.

Total Amount in Fund: A total of $50,000 is available for School of Nursing faculty. The opportunity is funded by $25,000 allocation from the Academic Senate’s Chancellors Fund and a $25,000 allocation from the SON Dean’s Office.

Key Dates:
Proposal Due Date: March 15, 2019
Applicants Notified of Decision: End of April/early May

Description:
The Faculty Learning and Development Fund is intended to provide all School of Nursing faculty members with the opportunity to participate in a broad range of development activities. These include, but are not limited to, formal training courses to improve teaching or to develop new professional skills; leadership development programs; academic and training courses; leadership programs; conferences; and external professional development consultation.

Guidelines:

  1. Applications that clearly bolster the professional development of faculty members will be prioritized.
  2. There is no limit to proposal amount. Group proposals are encouraged. Preference will be given to proposals that benefit as many faculty members as possible.
  3. Faculty who received a full or partial Faculty Development Fund award last year are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to faculty members who have not already received funding from this resource.
  4. Applicants must provide a detailed description of how the activity will benefit their career. Proposals should not surpass 1 single-spaced page. Supporting documentation does not count towards the page limit (e.g. conference agenda, receipts, course descriptions).
  5. Applicants must prove that funding does not currently exist for the opportunity
  6. All awardees of the funds will be required to provide a summary of their experience and notes on the usefulness of the conference, course, or activity they participated in using the funds.
  7. Faculty members of all series and ranks are eligible. Interested faculty must have appointments of 50% or greater.
  8. Please note that all funds must be used 12 months from receipt of funds.

Application Process:
Using the Senate Service Portal, applicants should submit a PDF with their request including what the request is for, the amount requested, a brief paragraph explanation about how funding of this request will enhance that faculty member’s knowledge and skills, and supporting documentation. The SON Associate Dean of Research Julene Johnson will evaluate all proposals.

Contact: Lillian Fine (415) 514-2696

SOP Faculty Learning and Development

Amount: $2000 to $10,000 (larger awards will be considered with proper justification)

Total Amount in Fund: The School of Pharmacy will receive $25,000 from the Chancellors Fund.

Key Dates:
Proposal Due Date: March 15, 2019
Applicants Notified of Decision: End of April/early May

Eligibility

Faculty in any series are eligible to apply and must be at least 50% time (no WOS faculty); individuals in the Specialist and Professional Research series are not eligible. Faculty can submit multiple proposals but only one will be chosen for funding.

Activities

Applications are requested to support faculty development. The Council is particularly interested in proposals for activities focused on the development and implementation of the new curriculum. Activities that can benefit groups of faculty and that involve faculty across all departments are strongly encouraged.

Proposals should be no more than one page and include the following information:

  • Description of the project
  • Faculty involved
  • Perceived need
  • Expected outcomes
  • Assurance that other funds are not available for this effort

In addition to the one page proposal, a detailed budget plus a timeline for expenditure of funds should be included. Please note that all funds must be used 12 months from receipt of funds.
 
Deadline and Review period

Proposals will be reviewed during the Spring meeting of the Faculty Council. Applications must be received by the Friday before the meeting. Click here for meeting dates.

Application Process:
Applicants should submit a PDF with their request including what the request is for, the amount requested, a brief paragraph explanation about how funding of this request will enhance that faculty member’s knowledge and skills, and supporting documentation. The members of the respective faculty council will evaluate all proposals.

Contact: Karla Goodbody (415) 476-9683 or Deanna Kroetz


All awardees of the funds will be required to provide a summary of their experience and notes on the usefulness of the conference, course, or activity they participated in using the funds. Please click here for access to the online application.

Comments:
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  • Additional Information
  • 1. Financial Plan – Budget Overview (2018-2019)
  • 2. For information on the 2017-2018 Chancellor’s/Faculty Academic Renewal Funds, please review the UCSF Academic Senate Office Annual Report (pages 11-16).
  • 3. Comments from Previous FAR Fund Recipients: SOM | SOD, SON & SOP
  • 4. Comments from Faculty Learning and Development Fund Recipients: SOD
  • Notice
  • Funding, submission rules, eligibility criteria, and other requirements are subject to change for each Chancellor's Fund cycle.
  • Be sure to review the website after every “Call for Applications” is launched to learn the updates and prepare your application accordingly.