The purpose of these two endowments shall be to provide supplementary funds to support professional development and programs.

Eligibility

Full-time faculty members, in the initial phase of their academic career, within the College of Agricultural Sciences who hold the rank of Assistant Professor.

Amount

$16,000 total amount, not to exceed $3,000 per request.

Guidelines

  • One-page letter to describe the activity and associated costs, as well as the impact you predict it would have on your professional programs.
    • Funding may be used to support grantsmanship, scholarly journals, travel to conferences (if permitted by the university), or for program support in your teaching, research, and/or extension activities, as long as the expenditures are for professional development.
    • Please note only opportunities occurring between July 1, 2021, and May 31, 2022, will be considered.
    • NOTE ON 2021/22 COMPETITION: In on-going travel restrictions due to COVID, we strongly encourage you to utilize these funds for other professional development activities.These may include:

      • Costs associated with submission of manuscripts to scholarly journals
      • Program support for teaching, research, and/or extension professional development activities (e.g. development of online materials)
      • Other professional development activities that can be accomplished remotely and without travel (e.g. workshops, trainings, etc.)
      • You are invited to consult with Gretta Tritch Roman (gst118@psu.edu) for ideas and resources on using these funds to advance your professional development.
  • A brief supporting note (one paragraph) from your academic unit leader describing her/his concurrence with the impact on your program is required.
  • All charges must be expended by May 31, 2022, to clear the budget by June 30. Any remaining funds will revert back to the principal of the endowments.
  • Submit a unified pdf, containing all required components, online through the submission portal linked below by 5:00PM Friday, May 14, 2021.

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education with consultation from appropriate department heads or faculty members as needed.

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office for Research and Graduate Education

Address

217 Agricultural Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802