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Faculty Development Grants: An Overview. Adjunct Appreciation Dinner Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Mercy College, Bronx Campus. Mission of the Committee on Faculty Development.

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faculty development grants an overview

Faculty Development Grants:An Overview

Adjunct Appreciation Dinner

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mercy College, Bronx Campus

mission of the committee on faculty development
Mission of the Committee on Faculty Development

“…the Committee will foster the development of teaching, scholarship, service and collegial activity through grants, semiannual faculty seminar poster sessions for grant recipients, and other professional activities throughout the year. " 

objectives of faculty development grants
Objectives of Faculty Development Grants

Foster the individual faculty member's:

  • Development of peer standing
  • Development of professional competence
  • Enhancement of teaching ability
  • Contribution to Mercy College
  • Contribution to the community at large
funding specifics eligibility and award size
Funding Specifics – Eligibility and award size
  • Available to full- and part-time faculty
  • Typically, awarded once per year
    • Maximum of $1,500 for adjunct faculty
    • Maximum of $3,000 for full-time faculty

Note - Faculty may apply for more than one grant, if initial grant does not exceed the above mentioned amounts.

projects eligible for funding
Projects Eligible for Funding

1. Traditional research and SoTL

2. Projects designed to enhance teaching and learning

3. Projects designed to develop professional competence and standing in:

  • The faculty member's discipline
  • Pedagogy

4. Projects related to the faculty member's discipline and responsibilities at the College.     

Grounded in Research

funds can be used for
Funds Can Be Used For:
  • Fees related to faculty development activities
  • Books, supplies and photocopying
  • Travel costs
  • Stipends (max FT $1,500; max PT $750)

Note - Stipends are considered taxable.

  • Stipends for research participants and other project personnel
funds cannot be used for
Funds Cannot Be Used For:
  • Course Development*
  • Equipment purchases*
  • Software*
  • Tuition and fees related to any advanced degree study
  • Costs related to publication
  • Travel for conference presentation
  • Travel for conference attendance*
the application process
The Application Process
  • Go to www.mercy.edu/facdev
  • Right side of page  Box  click “Application”
  • Complete the application.
  • Click “Submit.”

Committee on Faculty Development, Co-Chairs

Dr. Susan Moscou, School of Health and Natural Sciences (smoscou@mercy.edu)

Dr. Helen Buhler, School of Health and Natural Sciences (hbuhler@mercy.edu)

Faculty Development Administrator

Elizabeth Dispenza-Delaney (edispenza@mercy.edu)


Institutional Review Board (IRB), Chair

Dr. Brian Baker, School of Health and Natural Sciences (bbaker@mercy.edu and MCIRB@mercy.edu)

Executive Director, Grants and Academic Initiatives

Dr. Saul Fisher, Office of the Provost (sfisher@mercy.edu)


For more details on Faculty Development Grants and the Committee on Faculty Development, please go to https://www.mercy.edu/my-mercy/faculty-resources/faculty-development-committee/

For more details about the IRB process, go to https://www.mercy.edu/my-mercy/faculty-resources/institutional-review-board/