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PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council (FPDC)

2014-2015 Annual Grant

The PASSHE Faculty Professional Development Council defines professional development as the acquisition of knowledge and/or development of skills related to some aspect of the faculty member's professional responsibilities.  This Annual Grant Program is intended to provide professional growth opportunities for individual faculty although some categories in the RFP allow for teams or groups of faculty. 

The funding categories included in the Request for Proposal for this competition include:

Joint Faculty-Student Research

Scholarly Research

Joint Faculty-Student Public Service

Creative and Performing Arts

Individual Career Enhancement

The maximum funding amount per project is $10,000 and Cal U is able to submit 16 proposals! Grant writers submitting a proposal will have the opportunity to have their proposal reviewed by a Quality Circle Review (QCR) team based on the actual review system to identify areas of the proposal that can be improved and eliminate possible errors.  All QCRs will be conducted from December 1-5, 2014.  Applicants participating in the QCR will have the opportunity to revise and improve their proposal prior to final submission. 

Please click here to view the FPDC  review form and review criteria.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Keystone Hall, Rm. 201 - 11:00 am to Noon - Facilitator - Cheryl Vogrig, Director, OSPR

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - Eberly Hall, Rm. 300 - 11:00 am to Noon - Facilitator -  Dr. Ali Sezer, FPDC  Member, Representing Eberly College of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Physics


Note:  All proposals must be submitted electronically to

OSPR by 3:00 pm on November 24, 2014
All QCRs will be conducted between December 1-5, 2014

Samples of funded FPDC proposals:

Sample 1
Sample 2
Sample 3
Sample 4
Sample 5


Contact the OSPR at if you are interested in pursuing this funding opportunity.

Apply Now for the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund Grant!

Cal U may apply for up to three (3) $1,000 Wellness Promotion Grants in combination, no more than two Healthy Awareness or two Healthy Lifestyle grants (example: two Healthy Awareness grants and one Healthy Lifestyle).

Health Awareness Grant - A $1,000 matching grant for campus-wide wellness and prevention activities such as wellness fairs and single topic wellness sessions.  Grant applications must include documentation of dollar-for-dollar matches from campus or community organizations.  The funded activities must include faculty participation.Healthy Lifestyle Grant - A $1,000 grant to fund risk reduction activities that include at least six (6) hours of programming and include faculty participation.  Topics that qualify for grants include, but are not limited to, the following:  weight reduction, smoking cessation, healthy eating, exercise and stress reduction.

All applicants must complete the corresponding application form and submit to The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research (OSPR) by Friday, April 18, 2014.  Please click here for the applications.  The OSPR will secure the appropriate signatures and submit the application packet to the Pennsylvania Faculty Health and Welfare Fund.

SPIN SystemSpinPlus is available to all Cal U faculty and staff.  To be granted access, please call the OSPR at x1662 to request a username and password, and you can begin to receive funding announcements directly to your inbox.  Already have a username and password, click here to go to SPINPlus website and login


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