The Weir/Galm Award Program

The Center for Faculty Development manages the Sybil Weir/John Galm Award which is designed to assist junior faculty in establishing and developing their careers at San Jose State University.  The award is intended to support research, travel to present at conferences, and/or acquisition of materials related to teaching or scholarship.  The Weir/Galm Endowment Award is intended to enhance the careers of new faculty members according to the wishes of Dr. Weir and Dr. Galm.

Who is eligible for funding?

Tenure-track faculty.

How much funding is available?

It is expected that one (1) award of a maximum of $2,500 will be made.

Awards are subject to IRS tax.  Funds will be made available to awardees by November 1, 2017, and MUST be expended by March 15, 2018. In years past, awards periods extended through the Spring and Summer, but because of recent changes in the reporting requirements, all funds must be EXPENDED by the March 15th deadline. Please consider this as you develop your proposal.

When can I apply for funding?

September of each academic year.

How do I apply for funding?

Proposals may be emailed to: cfd@sjsu.edu or dropped off in person at the Center for Faculty Development (IRC 213).

Funding Requirements?

Applicants should submit a proposal not to exceed the cover sheet plus a proposal narrative of no more than three pages which includes:   

  • A description of the proposed project activities and timeline;
  • A statement of how the proposed project and activities will contribute to knowledge and scholarship in the applicant's discipline;
  • A statement about how the proposed project and activities will contribute to the applicant's teaching effectiveness;
  • A statement of how the proposed project and activities address issues of diversity (if any);
  • An itemized budget and justification (up to $2,500); and
  • A current curriculum vitae.  

When is funding approved?

Funds will be made available to awardees by November 1, 2017, and MUST be expended by March 15, 2018. In years past, award periods extended through the Spring and Summer, but because of recent changes in the reporting requirements, all funds must be EXPENDED by the March 15th deadline. Please consider this as you develop your proposal.

How do I get support?

For more information, contact Dr. Amy Strage, Assistant VP for Faculty Development at amy.strage@sjsu.edu.

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