Faculty Diversity Development Research, Curricular and Creative Activities

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides a Faculty Diversity Development Research, Curricular and Creative Activities Award program, providing support to lecturers, tenure-track and tenured faculty for their research, curricular and creative activities.

Who is eligible for funding?

Lecturers, tenure-track and tenured faculty. Applicants must attend at least two Center for Faculty Development workshops or conferences before application due date of December 22, 2017.

How much funding is available?

Each awardee can apply for one of the following awards: 0.2 Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 release time (Tenure-track & Tenured faculty only); $5,000 salary award, June 2018 or July 2018; or research funds of $5,000 (reimbursable fund).

When can I apply for funding?

Typically late Fall semester of the academic year.

How do I apply for funding?

A paper copy of the complete application (Cover Page, Budget Form, and Narrative) with your original signature as well as that of your Chair/Director must be submitted to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by 5:00 p.m. (located in Tower Hall 109) by Wednesday, December 22, 2017.

Funding Requirements?

Applicants should submit:

  • Proposal Narrative (not to exceed 3 pages) addressing the following elements:
    • Statement of need/problem to be addressed and likely contribution to the discipline, classroom practices, student development or engagement of underrepresented communities (pipeline and recruitment from pre-K, K-12, 13-20) ;
    • Description of the scope of the work for the proposed project including methodology, community partners, student participants, co-curricular relationships, etc.;
    • Plan for dissemination and/or seeking of external funding; d) Brief budget justification; and
    • References/works cited, as appropriate (counted as part of the 3-page limit).
  • Philosophical Statement/Narrative (not to exceed 2 pages) about relevant academic, professional, and personal experiences, as well as expertise in contributing to student success for underrepresented students in your discipline, and/or across campus at San Jose State University. Similar discussion of contributions to underrepresented communities if relevant. Contribution to knowledge and/or improved campus relationships with underrepresented communities (pipeline and engagement)
  • Itemized budget justification (capped at $5,000) or Activities Accounting (0.2 time release)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Documentation of Ethical Considerations and Approvals. Proper clearance from appropriate review committees (IRB, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) must be obtained, as needed.  These can be in the proposal state but should show clear draft of submission for review or MOU (memorandum of understanding) for community engagements projects.

Funding Screening Criteria?

Proposals will be evaluated by a committee comprised of individuals with a faculty background who are involved in faculty diversity initiatives across campus. The following criteria will be considered:

  • The project’s demonstrated contribution to knowledge, scholarship and practice in the applicant’s discipline or to higher education as an institution;
  • The significance of the project to the discipline or to higher education as an institution; and
  • The applicant’s ability to carry out the proposed project.

When is funding approved?

Approval for funds will take up to 3 months to approve and communicate.

Faculty who receive funding through this program are expected to share their accomplishments at a campus-wide event and will also be expected to serve as a resource for future Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion activities.

How do I get support?

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Chief Diversity Officer, Kathleen Wong(Lau) at 269-547-0226 [cell] or email at Kathleen.wonglau@sjsu.edu.

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