Hewlett Grant

About the Grant

As part of the ongoing process of faculty professional development at CLU, the Faculty Affairs and Development Committee has access to limited funding to encourage professional growth, thanks to the Hewlett Foundation Endowment. An application form for faculty development grants funded through this program as well as the criteria for grants accompany this announcement.

Funds up to $1,250 are available for faculty  presentations at professional conferences or small research projects although not all awards will be at the $1,250 level (see criteria). Typical Hewlett Awards for travel in the United States/Canada are funded up to $1,000. International travel is funded up to $1250 and research projects are funded up to $500. Each proposal will be carefully evaluated and priority assigned according to the criteria specified in the accompanying material.

In the past, faculty were permitted to apply for one Hewlett award (either fall or spring) per academic year. Now, if your request for one event is less than $1,000, you may apply for more than one conference at which you are presenting. In these cases, we will also accept a second request in the spring. Please note that awards are based on available funds.

Hewlett applications for funding of future activities are solicited once each semester. Since, like all proposals, these applications promise future work, the application is ideally submitted before the work is done. For example, if you are planning to travel to give a presentation as one of the outcomes of your project, you should apply to Hewlett before the travel occurs. However, we recognize that unexpected opportunities sometimes arise, so applications made within the same semester as the proposed travel will be considered. Faculty planning to present at conferences between now through September should submit an application in spring, even if they are awaiting confirmation. The spring due date has been shifted to allow more people the opportunity to apply for summer early and to avoid retroactive awards in the following cycle.

Hewlett grant money is distributed only as a reimbursement of real expenses incurred after completion of the /activity. Recipients of Hewlett awards will be required to file a report of development activity prior to request for reimbursement. The report may be filled out and submitted online, while the requests for reimbursement should be sent to the office of the Provost.

Applications should be completed and submitted online. The application deadline for the current funding cycle is listed at the top of the application page - no exceptions, please.

Expect e-mail confirmation that your application has been received; if you do not receive such an e-mail within 72 hours of submitting your application, contact Maureen Lorimer at mlorimer@callutheran.edu with this information.

Please use these criteria to support your proposal
  1. The project provides demonstrated evidence of scholarship of the individual, group, or the university at large. In particular, projects that further the strategic plan of the university by enhancing the visibility and recognition of the institution will receive priority.

  2. The project will lead to one or more tangible outcomes, such as:

    • Publications
    • Presentations at public conferences
    • Artistic exhibitions, performances or productions, or
    • Scientific specimen collections or displays
  3. The faculty member has not received the maximum Hewlett award during the current academic year, barring special circumstances.

  4. Priority for Hewlett grants other than the first will be given to faculty members who have shown sustained commitment to professional development by attending and presenting at regional conferences.

  5. Input from academic deans and/or department chairs may be solicited to assist the Faculty Affairs Development Committee in the decision-making process, though decisions will be made by the members of the FADC.

It is not within the purview of the FADC to consider requests for equipment and related purchases.


Deadline for Applications for the next funding cycle is May 1 , 2016.

Briefly describe below the project or proposed activity and how it relates to your professional development. In your description, please clearly and specifically address the criteria for professional development grants, including your expected outcomes.

Projects that further the strategic plan of the university by enhancing the visibility and recognition of the institution through faculty professional development and/or strengthening academic programs at CLU will receive priority.

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