Grant-Writing Mini-Sabbatical Program


Overview

The Culverhouse Grant Writing Mini-Sabbatical is a program intended to support faculty in their efforts to develop and submit high-quality proposals to grant programs. Through this program, each participant will receive:

  • Extensive support for their efforts to develop a grant proposal to submit to an approved funding agency or foundation.
  • Support to travel to the office of the funding agency or foundation she or he is targeting to meet with members of the funding agency’s or foundation’s staff to discuss the proposal
    • This is contingent on the recipient having made sufficient progress on her/his proposal.
  • A course release during the spring semester of the academic year of admission into the program to provide time for the recipient to work on her or his proposal.
    • If a spring semester course release is not feasible or either the recipient or recipient’s department, another semester can be chosen

In return, each recipient of a Culverhouse Grant Writing Mini-Sabbatical will draft and submit a quality proposal to an approved funding agency or foundation.


Culverhouse Grant Incubator
A recipient of a Culverhouse Grant Writing Mini-Sabbatical who has little or no background in writing grant proposals will also participate in the Culverhouse Grant Incubator (CGI), an intensive workshop series designed to build grant-writing skills and support faculty efforts to develop and submit a proposal to a funding agency or. Each monthly workshop covers grant-writing topics such as proposal expectations, techniques and more. Peers also provide regular feedback on applications as they are developed.

Benefits

Teaching Release

Release from teaching one section during the spring semester of the academic year 

Skill Development

Development of skills that could dramatically support recipients’ future research efforts

Community Support

Feedback, guidance, and advice through monthly meetings with other recipients

Funded Visit

One funded trip to visit a program director to discuss the recipient’s proposal

Publication Support

Support to develop high-quality, interdisciplinary research that could lead to top-tier publication

Other Benefits

Summer and grad student support, supplies, financing, travel and indirect funds

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