faculty development fellowship.
The tentative deadline for submission of applications for the 2014-2015 academic year is September 13, 2013.
Faculty who have completed six years of full-time service at any academic rank are eligible to compete for an award of Faculty Development Fellowship either for a full year at half pay and full benefits or for a half year at full pay and full benefits. Each six-year period of full-time service shall renew eligibility to apply for a Faculty Development Fellowship.( Section 188.8.131.52, Agreement between Regents and UNO/AAUP )
Each year the Office of Academic Affairs will prepare a list for each college of all faculty eligible to compete for award of FDF. Each applicant must submit a written proposal to his or her department chairperson/school director. The dean and the Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee will review the FDF applications. The dean will prepare a recommendation to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs which ranks the applications in priority order. ( Additional Guidelines Approved by Academic Affairs 1/10/94)
These requirements have been laid out by the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Advisory Committee (CAS‐AC) as a means to facilitate the preparation of submissions by faculty AND the review of those same submissions by CAS‐AC. University of Nebraska‐AAUP agreement on FDF awards can be found on the UNO Academic Affairs website. Nothing in these guidelines should be taken as superseding or contradicting that agreement. CAS‐AC also notes that the number of applications may exceed the number of awards that can be made. Adherence to these requirements does not guarantee that a faculty member will be granted an FDF.
Faculty components of the FDF applications are limited to a total of 2200 words. This does not include letters of recommendation written by department chairs. Applicants should keep in mind that CAS‐AC members come from multiple departments and so applications should be written for informed non‐experts.
- Title page containing faculty member's name, department, length of leave requested (including the specific semester if asking for half‐year), and a summary of the project for which funding is being sought.
- Full Description of the Project to be completed. The description should include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:
Specifics of the nature of the research which will be undertaken. This should include brief descriptions of laboratory or field work, archives which will be visited. This section should also include brief descriptions of any collaborative work which will be conducted outside of UNO.
How much work has already been completed in preparation for the FDF.
An explanation of how this project will contribute to scholarly debates in the applicants field.
An explanation of how this project will enhance the applicant's teaching portfolio.
Timeline: provide a brief timeline of the various tasks which will be completed during the FDF as well as a tentative timeline for completing the publication or presentation of results. Previous FDF Awards: provide a list (most recent to oldest) of past FDF awards and the scholarly outcome of each award. Attach a current c.v. that pertains to the FDF application. Applicant should not include a full c.v. with items (e.g. university service) which are not relevant to this application.
FDF Instructions to Department Chairs
- Evaluate the proposal and recommend approval/disapproval.
- Include a statement on how the department plans to resolve possible hardships that might occur to students as a result of the applicant's absence.
- Rank order applications if your department has more than one FDF application in a given year.
- Forward application and recommendation to the college.
Additional Funds Available for Full Year FDF Recipients
- All such funds will be made available only at the full discretion of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences.
- These funds are only available to faculty members who will be travelling to conduct research as part of their FDF project.
- The total amount of funds made available to all FDF recipients will always be less than the total amount of salary savings from full year FDF awards.
- There is no obligation to award any funds from the salary savings.
- The maximum amount of money that can be awarded to any single FDF recipient