Funded by the CU Denver Office of the Provost, The Center for Faculty Development & Advancement’s (CFDA) Tenured Faculty Professional Development Fund augments tenured faculty members’ existing sources of professional development funding. In particular it supports participation in opportunities that support the faculty members’ career growth in the category of research and creative activities. Examples include but are not limited to:
Note: This fund is restricted to tenured faculty. Pre-tenure faculty can apply to the CFDA’s Early Career Professional Development Grant. Instructional, Research, and Clinical (IRC) faculty can apply to the CFDA’s IRC Faculty Professional Development Fund. Thus, with the addition of the Tenured Faculty Professional Development Fund, all CU Denver faculty are eligible for small professional development funding through the CFDA.
Applicants may request up to $1000 from the Tenured Faculty Professional Development Fund. Applicants may receive money from this fund once per academic year.
The CFDA Tenured Faculty Research & Creative Activities Grant offers a total of $20,000 in funding per year. Requests will be considered on a rolling basis until March 15, or until the fund is depleted for the year (whichever comes first).
An equal match is typically required. Matching funds may come from the applicant’s department, college, professional organization, or a grant.
Matching requirement is waived for the cases where the faculty member does not have professional development (PD) funds available for the academic year from school or department sources, or from grants.
Preference will be given to cases in which:
The CFDA will maintain a group of rostered, tenured faculty members who evaluate applications for the CFDA Tenured Faculty Professional Development Fund. Two members will vote on each application.