THE JACOB E. NYENHUIS
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
INDIVIDUAL/GROUP FACULTY

Summer 2014

I. BASIC INFORMATION

  1. Eligibility: open to all full-time regular faculty, including full-time adjunct faculty; visiting faculty with a contract for the following year may also apply; priority is given to tenure-track faculty during years two through five. Individuals holding endowed chairs or who have other forms of summer support (from either internal or external sources) of $4,000 or more should not apply.

    NOTE: TENURED FACULTY WHO HAVE RECEIVED ANY HOPE COLLEGE SUMMER GRANTS FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A THIRD CONSECUTIVE GRANT. TO BE ELIGIBLE, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE FILED A REPORT FOR THE MOST RECENT GRANT THEY RECEIVED.

  2. Grant Period: up to eight weeks (alone or in combination with another grant; May Term has been excluded from the calcuations)

  3. Maximum Grant: $4,000 (including other summer support from internal or external sources)
    1. Stipend: $450 per week ($3,600 maximum)
    2. Program Expenses: up to $400
      To cover expenses in excess of $400, individuals may request that money be transferred from the stipend line to the expenses line up to the maximum grant amount of $4,000. Such requests must be made by June 1, 2014.

  4. Purposes for Grants:
    1. Individual or group research leading to publishable results
    2. Group projects involving several faculty members
    3. Creation of works of art
    4. Attendance at seminars in the performing arts
    5. Scholarship on teaching (research on the art and craft of teaching; not intended for regular course preparation)
    6. Participation in conferences, workshops or courses for the improvement of teaching and scholarship
    7. Exploration of the relationship between faith and learning
    8. Continuation of efforts to internationalize the curriculum

    Note: for grants involving cooperative faculty/student research see separate guidelines

  5. Exclusions:
    1. These grants are not intended to support routine preparation for teaching new courses, which is assumed to be a contractual obligation of all faculty.
    2. Grant awards are contingent upon continued membership in the faculty during the following academic year; therefore, persons who resign from the faculty are ineligible to receive a grant.

  6. Application Deadline: 8:00 AM January 7, 2014

II. APPLICATION PROCEDURES

  1. Complete the information requested on the application cover sheet. Answer all items (write "N/A" if it does not apply to your project).
  2. On separate sheets, write a brief but comprehensive and clear description of the proposed work which includes (please use these headings in your proposal):
    1. Summary of the project, one page in length, in lay terms
    2. Background, including prior work by you. Each application must include a history of your two most recent Hope College grants, how this funding was used, and whether the proposed goals were achieved. Be brief, but thorough.
    3. Goals and objectives of the project
    4. Significance of the project (relation to other scholars' work; importance to your professional development; benefit to the College, including the impact on students)
    5. Assessment: A statement of how to evaluate the success of your project

**Application length must not exceed 4 pages and must be at least 11 point font. Applications that do not meet this criteria will be returned**

  1. Submit your application and cover sheet to the Office of the Provost electronically to zylman@hope.edu. Word files or PDF files created by a PDF-maker, not scanned, are acceptable.

III. FINAL REPORT REQUIRED

  1. Submit a report on how the objectives have been met.

  2. Report Deadline: September 15, 2014. Please send copies electronically to the Office of the Provost (zylman@hope.edu), your dean, and department chair.

 


Click here to fill out the Individual/Group Grant Application Cover Sheet. This is a PDF containing interactive form fields. Check the "highlight fields" box in the upper right corner of the form to see the fields and use the tab key to move from one text field to the next.