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Skidmore College
Faculty Development Committee

Faculty Initiative Grants

CLOSING DATE: Friday, January 27, 2023

The Skidmore College Faculty Initiative Grant Program was established to encourage significant scholarly, curricular, and pedagogical efforts beyond what is funded through Faculty Development Grants.  In the spring, the FDC will make up to five awards of up to $3,000 each. The grant period will be between four to twelve months from start to finish. A final report on the project describing the results and significance of the work accomplished, as well as an expense report, is due at the close of that period.
The Faculty Initiative Grant is a competitive program open to full-time faculty eligible to return to Skidmore College for 2023-2024.




2. Attach a typed statement of up to five pages, double-spaced, describing the project in language understandable to the non-specialist. Include information concerning

(a) the significance of the project,
(b) the goals,
(c) your background and previous research experience as it applies to the goals of this project,
(d) a protocol/timetable describing how the project will be accomplished and setting the time period of the grant, and
(e) plans for publication of project results.

3. Supply current curriculum vitae.
4. Attach a one- to two-page budget which itemizes the expenses of the project, including price quotations for major items such as equipment, travel, etc.  The Faculty Initiative Grant may not be used for personal compensation or for honoraria.  Fees for contractual services are acceptable.  Provide information about other grant sources, both internal and external, that are being used in this project or have been requested for this project.
5. Failure to provide required materials will disqualify the candidate from consideration for a Faculty Initiative Grant.

6. A Final Report should be submitted to the Office of the DOF/VPAA within one month of the end of the grant period. Failure to do so may result in advances being treated as taxable income and will result in disqualification from future grant opportunities.

7. Any equipment funded by Skidmore for the support of this grant becomes the property of Skidmore and must be returned to The Dean of the Faculty’s Office within three months after the end of the project.

8.  Proposals that involve human subjects or the use of human tissues are subject to the requirements of the College’s Institutional Review Board (IRB). IRB guidelines, FAQs, and forms are available at: Proposals that involve the use of vertebrate animals are subject to the requirements of the College’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). IACUC guidelines and forms are available by contacting the the IACUC Chair. IRB and IACUC approvals are not a prerequisite to submitting a Faculty Initiative Grant but are required prior to the commencement of the research.