Keene State College offers faculty different internal funding sources for professional development related to teaching, scholarship, and other kinds of collaborations with colleagues and our students. Applicant eligibility varies by employee group.
The KSCEA collective bargaining agreement with the University System of New Hampshire specifies that tenure-track, clinical, and artist-in-residence faculty at Keene State College are eligible to apply for grants from this funding pool for professional development. These grants are most appropriate for expenses related to the scholarly needs of individual faculty. More about Tenure-Track, Clinical, and Artist-in-Residence Faculty Development Grants
Through the collective bargaining agreement between the KSCAA adjunct faculty union at Keene State College and the University System of New Hampshire, the college offers $15,000 in grant awards for eligible adjunct faculty development on an annual basis. For adjunct faculty with five to 29 semesters of teaching at Keene State College, the maximum award is $900. More about Adjunct Faculty Development Grants
With support from a donor gift fund, the Service-Learning Mini-Grants program launched for the Fall 2017 semester. The purpose of these grants is to expand the number of courses offered at Keene State College that incorporate the pedagogy of service-learning with non-profit organizations.
For example, these mini-grants (upwards of $500) cover a small faculty stipend for development of a new service-learning course or an existing one, fund costs associated with expansion of an ongoing service-learning initiative such as a small honorarium for guest speakers or travel, and pay for expenses related to supplies and showcasing service-learning projects in public.
Grant applications are due at least three weeks before the start of the semester. Depending on requested amounts, five to eight grants will be awarded each semester. A committee of Keene State College faculty, community partners, staff and/or students review applications. For more information, visit the Service-Learning and Internships website about how to apply for a Service-Learning Mini-Grant.
Whether the financial support comes from internal operating budgets or partnerships with donors and companies, check out these additional grant programs for faculty who mentor undergraduate research and creative endeavors or who spearhead campus events that enrich the academic experience for our students. More about Funding for Faculty Collaborations with Students