Welcome to Faculty Scholarship

Currently,we are now accepting applications for Faculty Scholarship for FY 2018 that begins July 1, 2017, and ends June 30, 2018 for Fall & Spring.

The mission of Faculty Scholarship is to help fund VSU faculty to present papers at regional, national, and/or international academic conferences, to attend meetings and workshops which focus on curriculum development and instructional improvement activities.

The intent is that an academically active faculty will make VSU more visible in the academic community at large. This in turn will not only help the university to attract and retain qualified faculty but also will lead to necessary quality improvements in faculty instruction, research, guidance, and counseling to the students. The faculty development funding goes beyond the departmental and college level resources as an additional financial resource for the faculty who wish to pursue professional growth and development, but who are subject to limited departmental funds.

Three categories of funding opportunities exist:

A. Faculty Scholarship for Instructional Improvement (Category A requires approval by FSRC)

B. Course/Curriculum Development (Category B requires approval by FSRC)

C. Professional Presentation (Category C)

Each funding category has specific guidelines located within the link above that must be followed to obtain funding. These guidelines are established to properly channel the flow of funds rather than to refuse proposals.  In other words, the intent of the review process is to assist the faculty in their endeavors. Therefore, faculty may be asked to resubmit returned proposals by following the recommendations of the Committee for reconsideration. It must be noted, however, that the funds are limited and might become exhausted early in the year, and therefore a solid proposal should be submitted in the first instance.

Due to limited funding, applications are stamp dated when they arrive and reviewed in the order in which they are received. Maximum award allowed in the fiscal year is $2,000. Faculty member can submit one application per fiscal year for a maximum of $2000 or, if they they choose, two applications of a maximum of $1000 each.

Travel policies and procedures can be found at:

https://www.valdosta.edu/administration/finance-admin/financial-services/travel/

** If you need a different format for any of the documents within this site, please contact Carlotta Braswell at cabraswell@valdosta.edu