We are currently accepting proposals for the Professional Enrichment and Growth (PEG) Grants for the 2019 - 2020 academic year. Once again, this year’s PEG budget has increased due to the generosity of a donor who understands the importance of supporting professional growth and development. I am looking forward to sharing the impact of this wonderful gift with the donor upon the conclusion of our review process. Links to the required forms are below.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to faculty who wish to engage in an activity that will help the individual faculty achieve her/his professional goals as well as advance the academic missions of the department and the institution. The activity must be supported by the applicant’s Department Chair and should be of a nature as to lead toward advancement in academic rank or in the case of full Professors support their professional development in their area of expertise. Examples of such activities might include: working in another institution’s specialized laboratory to learn a new technique that will add a level of expertise that does not exist currently in a department, visiting another institution to acquire an educational skill or to better understand an innovative teaching model, attend a certification course or other conference specific to the applicant’s area of interest.
Faculty at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor of the School of Medicine and School of Health Professions are eligible and encouraged to apply. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, April 2 at 9am. Final award decisions will be made in early May. Please submit your application electronically to Kathy Reese, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following completion of the activity, each awardee will submit a written report summarizing the experience and outcomes to the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and give a 5 minute presentation plus Q&A to the Deans’ Council of Chairs meeting.