Professional Development Awards

The Committee on Professional Development reviews proposals for several professional development awards available for faculty. The proposals are due by 5 p.m. EST on February 1 of each year (unless February 1 falls on a weekend or holiday). Proposals are reviewed by the Professional Development Committee, which makes recommendations about the proposals to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Awards are announced in April and are administered by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Funds Which Support Professional Development Internal Grant Awards

Catherine Sims Faculty Enrichment Fund
Alma Buchanan Collaborative Research Fund
Humanities Faculty Fund
Dorothy Travis Joyner Faculty Innovation Fund
Sara Burke Addison Fund
Sterly Lebey Wilder Collaborative Research Fund

Submission Process 

Open the Internal Grants Budget Form, complete it, and save it according to the instructions at the top. Prepare the following for your application:

  • Descriptive Project Title (no more than 60 characters in length, including lines, spaces, and dashes)
  • Abstract (no more than 800 characters in length)
  • Narrative Description: Should be no more than 4000 characters. Be sure to include who, what, when, where, why and how. Be sure to read and follow the guidelines for the program to which you are applying.
  • Describe briefly (in no more than 2400 characters) the expected products or scientific outcomes of this project and the project’s contribution to your professional development, to the discipline, and/or to teaching at Agnes Scott College. How will this benefit Agnes Scott College?
  • Recent publications or accomplishments related to the project (in no more than 2400 characters)
  • Please include a list of your previous works or accomplishments related to the proposed project, or a paragraph about how your interest in this area has developed (if your project involves a new field of interest).
  • Describe any additional information that is required by the program guidelines.
  • Budget Justification: Explain all expenditures listed in the budget in detail.

Submit your application and upload your budget here by clicking below. Please contact Emily Stone if you have problems with the budget or application forms

Apply Here 

You will receive an update request from Smartsheet when your final report is due. You will need to submit:

  • Amount spent on the project
  • How money was spent
  • Narrative (written in third person)
  • Additional comments, if needed
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