Faculty Initiative Grants
CLOSING DATE: Friday, January 24, 2020
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 2020-2021.
1. ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
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
(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
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: https://www.skidmore.edu/irb
. 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.