Grants & Funding

Provost's Professional Development Fund

All annually contracted faculty members receives up to $1,200 each academic year for expenses related to attending or presenting at professional conferences. Senior Adjuncts may receive up to $300 to attend professional conferences.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. Contact the Provost for approval.

  • Maximum amount: $1,200
  • How to apply: Submit receipts for expenses incurred on a Reimbursement Form to the Provost's Office
    DO NOT use CLU credit cards for this expense.
    Reimbursement Form
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Contact: Jason Lopez
Hewlett Grants

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 $500.

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. 

Presidential Diversity Council Faculty Mini-Grants

The President’s Diversity Council funds faculty mini-grants of up to $1,000 for professional development projects, up to $1000 for facultysponsored programs, and up to $1000 for departmental projects. The purpose of each minigrant is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of multiculturalism, diversity and/or global society at CLU.

  • Maximum amount: $1,000.00
  • How to apply: Download application
  • Deadline: October and December
  • Contact: Dr. Juanita Hall
Campus Diversity Faculty Guest Speaker Grants

Faculty and Culture & Justice clubs are invited to apply for guest speaker grants. These grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. The speaker must address issues related to U.S. minority groups, internationals issues of importance, or social justice.

  • Maximum amount: $150.00 
  • How to apply: Applications available on the Campus Diversity Initiative website
  • Deadline: Open until funds are depleted
  • Contact: Dr. Juanita Hall
Campus Diversity Mini-Grant for co-curricular programming

CLU campus members are invited to apply for mini-grants to fund creative campus diversity programs that further the objective of developing a more responsive, inclusive and welcoming campus community.

  • Maximum amount: $500.00
  • How to apply: Applications available on the Campus Diversity Initiative website
  • Deadline: Open until funds are depleted
  • Contact: Dr. Juanita Hall
Service-Learning MiniGrants for Faculty

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.

Community Leaders Association Grants

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.

  • Maximum amount: Various, generally $2,500
  • How to apply: Funding Proposal Form | Funding Proposal Rubric
  • Deadline: November 1. CLA grants are not being offered for 2021/22.
  • Contact: Tim Weaver, Chair of CLA's Faculty / Departmental Grant Selection Committee
Faculty Research and Creative Work Award

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. 

Experiential Learning (EL) Initiative Mini Grants

The primary purpose of this initiative is to be an enabler for supporting faculty to help expand existing EL opportunities or to develop new opportunities and pathways for EL. All EL mini grant proposals must align with CLU’s 2017 Strategic Plan and at least one student learning outcome (SLO) which centers on students’ development of career and/or life skills.

  • Maximum amount: Up to $1,000 
  • How to apply: Submit applications to Dr. Grady Hanrahan | EL Mini Grants- Call for Proposals
  • Deadline: November/ April
  • Contact: Dr. Grady Hanrahan
Sabbatical Funding

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 and Development Committee (FADC) or Jason Lopez, Academic Affairs Budget Analyst

Office for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship

You can find all their funding opportunities on their site HERE.