Grants & Funding
All annually contracted faculty members receive up to $1,200 each academic year (June-May) for expenses related to attending or presenting at professional conferences. Senior Adjuncts may receive up to $300 to attend professional conferences related to their teaching. NOTE: Additional funding up to a total of $2400 is available for pre-tenure faculty only if they are presenting at more than one conference or presenting at an international conference.
The Faculty Affairs and Development Committee has access to limited funding to encourage professional growth, thanks to the Hewlett Foundation Endowment. Funds are available for faculty presentations at professional conferences or small research projects. Typical Hewlett Awards for travel in the United States/Canada are funded up to $1,000. International travel is funded up to $1,250 and research projects are funded up to $1000.
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. DO NOT use CLU credit cards for this expense.
The Office of Talent, Culture and Diversity is excited to invite Cal Lutheran campus members to apply for mini-grants to fund creative campus programs, projects, and initiatives that advance justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts within our community.
- Amount: $50-$1,000
- How to apply: Applications available on the DEI Mini-Grant website
- Deadline: Open until funds are depleted
- Contact: email@example.com
The mini-grants are intended to encourage and support academic service-learning efforts across campus and are available for service-learning projects (for the creation, expansion and/or improvement of service-learning projects within an academic course. Eligibility: Faculty (full-time, part-time, and adjunct) who teach courses at CLU are eligible to receive mini-grants. The servicelearning project(s) must also be directly linked to the course requirements.
- Maximum amount: Up to $500 for one-time funding
- How to apply: Center for Academic Service-Learning Mini-Grants for Faculty
- Deadline: November and March
- Contact: Steve Hawkins, firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Community Leaders Association (CLA) is dedicated to enriching CLU and promoting its interaction with the community and local businesses. To this end, CLA has funds available to support faculty/departmental grants. Appropriate proposals include cultural events and seminars, scientific research equipment, and all requests in between. A rubric is also provided to clarify selection criteria for this competitive application.
Funds up to $5,000 per grant are available for faculty research or creative work. Ranked faculty are eligible to apply (visiting faculty, lecturers, senior lecturers and adjuncts are not eligible). This funding does not replace external funding, but it may be used by those faculty member who do not have other sources of funding for when those external resources do not fully fund their research/creative project(s). Those who receive awards will not be eligible for another FRCW grant until their research/work results in a product AND four years have passed since they were last awarded a FRCW grant. DO NOT use CLU credit cards for this expense.
In order to eligible for a sabbatical, faculty members must have completed six academic years of continuous service as a full-time member of the faculty, or have completed six years of continuous, full-time service since May of their last sabbatical year. Sabbatical funding is approved within the sabbatical approval process.
- Maximum amount: $1,250.00
- How to apply: DYNFORM link
- Deadline: Feb. 15
- Contact: Faculty Affairs Committee (FAC) or Academic Affairs, email@example.com or x3145.
Office for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship
You can find all their funding opportunities on their site HERE.