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. 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: OPEN, 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: $120,000 ($25,000 to each school; $45,000 to SOM)

SOD, SOM and SON are each providing $25,000 matching funds ($75,000.)

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

The UCSF School of Dentistry Faculty Learning and Development funding opportunity is designed to enhance the capacity of SOD faculty to achieve the academic, clinical, and community goals of the School. There is particular interest in applications that advance the six pillars of the SOD True North. Faculty members are encouraged to apply as part of a team (with a designated lead person) or may apply as individuals. The SOD Faculty Council reviews and selects applications for funding.

Amount: $1000 to $10,000 (larger awards will be considered with proper justification)

Total Amount in Fund: The School of Dentistry will receive $25,000 from the Chancellors Fund, matched by up to $25,000 from the Deans office.

Key Dates
Proposal Due Date: April 18, 2020
Applicants Notified of Decision: May 2020

Please note that all funds must be used 12 months from receipt of funds.

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 per lead applicant will be chosen for funding.

Activities
Applications are requested to support faculty development. The Council is particularly interested in proposals for activities that fit with the six pillars of the True North of the School of Dentistry, and/or build off of SOD Climate Survey findings. These can be activities already planned (but not resourced) or can be new activities. Activities that can benefit groups of faculty and that involve faculty across all departments are strongly encouraged. The pillar champions are available to provide input as you develop your proposals.

The six pillars are:

  • Empowered People & Leadership: Create a diverse, inclusive, and supporting environment
  • Operational Strength: Optimize resources, processes, and partnerships
  • Innovation & Discovery: Push the boundaries of knowledge
  • Education: Educate and prepare the biomedical and healthcare workforce for the future
  • Exceptional Care: Continuously improve health and patient care
  • Community Engagement: Promote economic, social, and health equity

Examples of types of proposals include trainings (e.g., Strengthsfinders training for faculty would fit under “Empowered People”, while a leading team science training would fit under “Innovation and Discovery”) train-the-trainer development (e.g. to develop cultural humility faculty experts would fit under “Exceptional Care” as well as address climate survey findings), group efforts to advance strategic priorities (e.g. supporting a community meeting would fit under “Community Engagement”), with a focus on faculty engagement, learning and development needs (e.g. working on a bid for supporting the development of a new group practice calibration program would fit under “Education”). This list is by no means exhaustive or constraining. We seek creative, bold, proposals for activities that benefit our faculty in the work of the school.

Proposals should include the following information:

  1. For what activity/project do you/your team 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? A detailed budget plus a timeline for expenditure of funds should be included. There are no restrictions on the matching funding (i.e., can support effort, consultants, development work, registration/travel etc.) however the Chancellors funds must follow UCSF guidance (e.g., no food, no effort). The council will seek to ensure maximum support and flexibility within these parameters.
  4. What other sources of support are available for this activity? Please provide assurance that other funds are not available for this effort.
  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? Please relate this to your short/long-term professional goals, as well as the connection to the SOD True North Pillar or Climate Survey work.
  7. Please state briefly how your participation in this activity will benefit either faculty in your School or the campus as a whole?

Deadline and Review period
Proposals will be reviewed during the May 21 meeting of the Faculty Council. Applications must be received by April 18th.  

Application Process:
Applicants should submit the proposal as a PDF. Members of the SOD Faculty Council will evaluate all proposals.

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 27, 2020, 5:00 pm. No exceptions will be made.
Applicants Notified of Decision: End of May/early June

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 late spring 2020 through to the end of the 2020-2021 academic year (mid-May 2020 through to June 30, 2021.)
  8. Some portion of the funds must be used by the end of June 2020.
  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: Kristie Tappan (415) 476-3060

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: April 18, 2020. No exceptions will be made.
Applicants Notified of Decision: End of May/early June

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: Kirstin McRae (415) 476-8827

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: April 18, 2020. No exceptions will be made.
Applicants Notified of Decision: End of May/early June

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: Alison Cleaver (415) 476-3808 or Cathi Dennehy


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.

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  • Additional Information
  • 1. Financial Plan – Budget Overview (2019-2020)
  • 2. Comments from Previous FAR Fund Recipients: SOM | SOD, SON & SOP
  • 3. 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.