Professional Development Grants - Program Guidelines Fall/Winter 2013
The Rising Tide Center is pleased to offer a fourth round of grant awards with funds available to support a variety of research and professional development activities. Funds will be available to faculty in STEM-SBS fields, and to others who directly promote ADVANCE related efforts.
Submission Deadline (Fourth Round): January 15, 2014. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB 1, 2014!
Professional Development Grants support projects in two categories. Use the links below to review the RFPs and to access submission instructions and required forms.
- Funding travel/collaboration building, and research assistance including release time, summer salaries, supplies and equipment
Leadership Development and Career Advancement
- Funding training and development opportunities including release time, workshop attendance and tuition, visiting scholars, mentoring support, and travel expenses
Climate Awards (Dept./Unit Awards) seek to improve departmental climate by establishing fair and equitable faculty assessment measures and guidelines. Click on the link below to access the RFP, instructions, and related documents.
- Funding activities aimed at developing supportive climates in departments and schools including ensuring fair and equitable faculty assessment processes exist, updating faculty evaluative procedures, and ensuring guidelines are employed consistently
As a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant, UMaine’s Rising Tide Center shares the ADVANCE Program goal of “increasing the representation and advancement of women in the academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce” at the University of Maine. To this end, we are providing opportunities to foster the professional development of women in the STEM and social and behavioral sciences (SBS) at the University. These grants are aimed at reducing isolation and encouraging the building of collaborative, collegial relationships across the UMaine system, the state, and nationwide, thereby facilitating retention, promotion and advancement of women faculty. Grants may fund:
- visiting scholars;
- travel to plan and conduct collaborative research;
- travel to UMaine from other UMS campuses;
- release time for professional development opportunities;
- equipment and summer salary to collect preliminary data to support future research;
- consultant fees for departmental climate activities;
- administrative internships;
- tuition for training and professional development activities;
- updating departmental procedures for faculty evaluation; and
- other efforts supporting ADVANCE goals.
SAVE THE DATE – May 20, 2014!
Grants Application Deadline for all categories EXTENDED to FEB. 1, 2014.