YUMPS (Young Upwardly Mobile Professors) is a program that provides small grants (usually $400-$500) to untenured tenure-track faculty for expenses such as attending a professional conference, hiring a research assistant, buying books or software. YUMPs funds must be matched by the recipient's department or school/college.
To make a YUMP grant request, e-mail the Center for Faculty Development with (1) the details of the activities you will be undertaking, (2) an approximate budget, and (3) a short rationale indicating the importance of the grant in advancing you toward tenure. Approval of this grant requires confirmation of matching funds from the applicant's college or department. This confirmation can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that YUMP funds can only be requested in the fiscal year in which they will be expended. NOTE: Funds for the 2012 – 2013 academic year have been awarded. Plan to submit an application for the 2013 –2014 AY beginning in August 2013.
Faculty Research & Scholarship Completion Funds
The Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, the Center for Faculty Development, and the Provost’s Office announce the Faculty Research & Scholarship Completion Fund. The purpose of this fund is to support limited, unanticipated research and scholarship needs. The maximum award of $1000 will be comprised of $500 from the FRSC fund and $500 matched by the School/College or department. Typical projects to be supported are: publishing page fees, exhibit fees, graphics or photography fees, production costs of audition tapes, shipping charges for artwork at juried shows and the like. This fund is not to be used for travel or conference fees.
Full-time CU Denver Downtown Campus tenure-track, tenured or non tenure- track faculty members are eligible for these awards. A faculty member may receive only one award within an academic year.
A completed application form FRSC Fund application 12-13.pdf
and supporting documentation, including a letter that acknowledges a department or school/college match of funds and the dean’s approval, must be returned to the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, Lawrence Street Center, Suite 300. All requests will be reviewed by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and the Director of the Center for Faculty Development. Awards will be allocated until the funds are depleted.