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 (includes NTT and TT appointments).

Amount

$14,000 total amount is available. Typical awards will be up to $1,500. Applications up to $3,000 will be considered with adequate justification.

Guidelines

The College of Agricultural Sciences Office for Research and Graduate Education invites applications on a rolling basis from early-career faculty to support their professional development and programs. These awards are supported by the Joan Luerssen Faculty Enhancement Fund and the Horace T. Woodward Faculty Development Fund.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through April 30, 2022. All awards must be expended no later than May 31, 2022 (no exceptions).

Eligible applicants must be 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 (includes NTT and TT faculty appointments).

Funding may be used to support activities and associated costs that will have an impact on advancing professional programs of early-career faculty. Participation in grantsmanship trainings is strongly encouraged. Other uses may include costs associated with submission of manuscripts to scholarly journals, travel to conferences, or program support in teaching, research, and/or extension activities, as long as the expenditures are for professional development.

Applicants interested in grantsmanship opportunities or for ideas and resources on using these funds to advance your professional development are invited to consult with Gretta Tritch Roman (gst118@psu.edu).

Upon submission, your application will be forwarded to your academic unit leader / department head for preliminary approval. If approved, we will ask your department head to provide a brief supporting note (one-paragraph) describing her/his concurrence with the impact of this award on your program. It is advisable to consult with your unit leader / department head in advance of submitting an application to make her/him aware of this requirement.

See the InfoReady site for additional details on the requirements of the application (click on the Submit a Proposal link below).

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

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