Awards & Grants

Internal grant opportunities administered by the Office of the Provost.
External funding sources through Sponsored Research.

Center for Faculty Research and Development (CFRD) Released Time

Released time for full-time, continuing faculty to pursue pedagogical, research (including collaborative student/faculty research), and creative projects; to engage in outreach ("service") activities that engage the faculty member's professional training and talents; and to write grant proposals that will be submitted to external sources for additional funding. The role of CFRD funds is to support worthwhile endeavors that might otherwise go unfunded.

For more information see our CFRD page.

Submission Deadlines: TBD

Faculty Excellence Award

The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee seek nominations for Ithaca College’s annual Faculty Excellence Awards. We will offer six, $1,500 awards and welcome ALL faculty nominations.

For more information see our FEA page.

Submission Deadline: TBD, Spring 2021. Announcements via the FEA Submission Site

Instructional Development Fund: Direct Course Enhancement

The main objective of this fund is to improve qualitatively the content and/or methods of instruction in existing or proposed courses at Ithaca College. The fund intends to encourage faculty members to respond to specific academic needs at this institution by refining or updating teaching skills, cultivating expertise, or developing innovative instructional materials and resources that contribute to an improved and more current curriculum.

For more information see our IDF page.

Submission deadlines: September 15th, November 15th, February 15th, April 15th.

Instructional Development Fund: Diversity/International Projects

Applicants should keep in mind the institutional goals of IC to increase diversity programming and be aware of IC’s intention to improve our efforts in educating global citizens.

For more information see our IDF page.

Submission deadlines: September 15th, November 15th, February 15th, April 15th.

The President Shirley M. Collado Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Ithaca College Community

The Award is in the amount of $5000 and will be presented to an Ithaca College faculty member who exemplifies President Collado’s vision of excellence in education. Such excellence is demonstrated through an inclusive approach to educational practices of teaching, research, and/or leadership. Sites of practice include the classroom, the campus, and the community, whether local or global.

For more information see our Collado Award page.

Submission deadline: TBD, Spring 2021

Small Grants

This program will provide small grants of up to $300 to individual faculty members to help defray the costs connected with developing or redesigning a course that incorporates or is focused on diversity and/or international/cultural issues. Costs covered include books, other print materials, digital resources such as DVDs or other electronic resources, and laboratory supplies when relevant. Material purchases are limited to items that are directly related to the development or redesign of the course. The program is not intended for use by faculty in their quest for advanced degrees. Early career and ALANA faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information see our Small Grants page.

Submission deadline: Rolling

Summer Grants for Faculty Scholarly/Creative Work

Proposals may be submitted by full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty members and by faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis. This grant program is intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors. Awards provide compensation for 8 weeks of full-time research.

For more information see our Summer Grants page.

Submission deadline: TBD

Faculty of Color Equity Fund

The fund supports the professional development of faculty of color in ways that supplement other resources available through departments, schools, and the Provost’s Office

For more information see our FCEF page.

Submission deadline: Rolling