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Grant FAQS

Which faculty are eligible? 

Full-time and adjunct faculty who have taught at Otis for two or more consecutive years.

How often can I apply?

Applicants may apply for one award each year, not to exceed $2,500 per person within a two-year period. 

How much money can I get?

Grants are awarded up to $2,500. 

What are the due dates?

Grant applications are due on or before November 1 and March 1 each academic year. Click here for the new online Application Form with instructions for submission.

Do I need to write a report about what I did with the grant?

Prior to receiving reimbursement for the grant activity, dissemination includes a Grantee Report ready for publication to the Otis Faculty Development website. Applications that include proposed wider dissemination to the Otis Community (e.g. presentation at department meeting, addition to the curriculum, etc.) will be rated higher.

What are the criteria used to evaluate my proposal?

The three criteria are the same ones used for your Step Evaluation Form and advancement in rank: teaching effectiveness, professional achievement, and contributions to the college/community. For a more complete discussion of the three criteria please consult your faculty handbook. Proposals are judged on value as it relates to the three criteria as well as overall quality, project feasibility, dissemination strength, proposal clarity, and completeness. 

What can I apply for? 

You may apply for travel to a site, research, funding for supplies and materials, hotel costs, meals, services used in the execution of the activity, ground transportation, registration fees, project documentation fees, copying costs, software needs as they relate directly to the project, equipment, participation in professional conferences and workshops, participation in conferences and workshops that support teaching effectiveness related to student learning styles, dealing with classroom issues, developing college activities that support building departmental teamwork, collegiality, and communications, and more. 

 

What have other faculty members done with their grants?

See the Full List of Grantees and Reports on their Projects, 2004 - present