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College of Education Faculty Support Programs 

Faculty Conference Travel Support Program

The faculty conference travel support program is available to all faculty in the College of Education. The purpose of these awards is to help defray the costs of traveling to a professional conference in order to present a paper or participate in another professional capacity. Two categories of faculty may apply: (1) Junior Faculty, i.e., tenure-track assistant professors, tenure-track associate professors who are not yet tenured, and clinical assistant professors with less than six years of service; and (2) Senior Faculty, i.e., tenured faculty or clinical faculty with six or more years of service. Preference will be given to junior faculty and to those who do not have other available travel funds. In most cases, these travel awards will not exceed $350, depending on availability of funds. Note: only one request will be accepted for this travel funding per faculty member per fiscal year.

 

Dean's Strategic Faculty Travel Support Program

The COE Dean's Strategic Faculty Travel Support Program is intended to provide support for faculty travel related to strategic discovery, learning, and/or engagement initiatives of the College of Education that will result in future benefits to the College of Education. Appropriate uses of these funds might include, but are not limited to, travel to meet with a program officer to discuss a grant idea, meet with colleagues at another institution to work on collaborative research or a proposal, attend special professional meetings other than conferences, etc. These awards are not designed to support faculty travel to present papers at conferences. All College of Education voting faculty members are eligible to apply. In most cases, awards will not exceed $500.

Prior to applying for these funds, please consult with your department head about your plans and determine what support, if any, your department can provide. Complete and submit an application form via Qualtrics.

 

Professional Development Support Program

The Professional Development Support Program provides funds for faculty members to participate in professional development experiences (e.g., workshops, seminars) that will enhance their abilities to pursue external funding, improve their scholarship, or develop professionally in other ways that will ultimately benefit the college and university. Typically, these awards will pay some or all of the registration costs for professional development workshops or seminars related to grant-writing, scholarly writing, or other relevant topics. In most cases, awards will not exceed $500.

Prior to applying for these funds, please consult with your department head about your plans and determine what support, if any, your department can provide. Complete and submit an application form via Qualtrics.


Automated Transcription Support Program
[NO MORE CREDITS AVAILABLE FOR 2019-2020]

Faculty and graduate students may request up to 3 hours of automated transcription of audio recording for research purposes. Additional hours may be requested subsequently based on remaining available hours. Nvivo Transcription provides automated transcription using voice-to-text technology. With good quality audio, you can expect up to 90% accuracy and a file transcribed in a time span of half the length of the audio. You can then make corrections and tag speakers using a specialized editor before downloading the time-stamped transcript. Nvivo Transcription uses a simple web-based interface. Use of Nvivo software is not required to use the transcription service. See the application form for guidelines to determine whether your audio recordings are suitable for automated transcriptions.

 

Dean's Fellow Program

The COE Dean's Fellow Program provides support for up to two tenured faculty members in the college who have an interest in exploring leadership opportunities and university administration. Individuals chosen as fellows will be selected to work on a specific project that advances the goals of the College of Education strategic plan. The program provides the opportunity for participating faculty members to gain a general overview of administrative processes in the college, participate in discussions with college-level administrators, and make a contribution in an area of particular interest and expertise. Selected faculty members will receive a course release for one or two semesters, depending upon the proposed project.

  • Application information - Nominations are solicited by the dean's office in spring for the following fall or spring. Interested faculty should submit a short proposal of 2-3 pages related to a priority area of the COE strategic plan.

 

Faculty Grant Incentive Program

As an incentive to faculty members to secure external funding, the university returns a portion of its Research Incentive Fund (generated through recovery of F&A dollars) to the college, and the college returns 25% of any dollars generated back to the researcher. In addition, a portion of any salary savings generated through external funding (i.e., when general fund salaries and wages are replaced by support from an external source), 10% of the salary savings are returned to the faculty member's incentive account. These funds, within the parameters set by university policy, may be used at the faculty member's discretion to support professional travel, purchase of equipment, materials and supplies, and other legitimate professional expenses. As with any use of university funds, equipment and materials purchased are the property of Purdue University. No application form is necessary to receive these funds; transfers will be made automatically by the COE Business Office each year.

 

´╗┐Launch the Future Incentive Grant Program

The Launch the Future Incentive Grant program supports initiatives designed to foster the development of human potential through discovery, learning, and engagement and prioritizes initiatives which are focused on the grand challenges of STEM education and diversity and social justice. The awards support incubator projects, funded at up to $15,500, to accelerate progress toward strategic goals. The intent of the program is to support faculty and staff in working toward large-scale, collaborative, interdisciplinary projects that support the strategic aims of the college. Proposed projects must have the following characteristics: clear linkages to STEM education and/or social justice, collaborative and interdisciplinary, innovative and boundary breaking, impactful - potential to make a difference, and ability to attract resources (e.g., external funding, donor support, student enrollments, participant fees, etc.). The deadline for the 2019 round of applications is January 25, 2019.

Incentive for Teacher Education Reform Grants

Faculty who submit grants related to and supportive of the COE Teacher Education Reform efforts are eligible bonuses at the time of the grant submission, up to the 2021-2022 academic year.

Synergy Grant Program

The purpose of the Synergy Grant Engagement Program within the Office of Research, Engagement, and Global Partnerships in the College of Education is to support collaborative research and development projects conducted by Purdue faculty in partnership with P-12 personnel that strengthen teacher education, improve the learning and development of P-12 students and build partnerships with P-12 schools. Supported projects must be designed and implemented collaboratively by faculty and P-12 personnel, address the goals of the COE Strategic Plan and be conducted in a P-12 school district. The deadline for proposal is April 26, 2019.


Purdue Polytechnic High School Research Projects -- Collaborative Research Funding for 2019-2020

The Polytechnic Institute and College of Education are partnering to co-fund collaborative projects between our two colleges. The purpose of this collaboration is to unleash the collective and creative genius between our two colleges in order to contribute to the success of the Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS).

Undergraduate Research Trainee (URT) Program

The URT program in the College of Education was conceived to provide seed grant support for faculty in their research and scholarly activities and to offer a rich initial experience in educational research for outstanding undergraduate students. Each URT will be awarded a stipend of $1,000 per academic year and is expected to work 6-8 hours per week assisting a faculty member with the URT grant project. The URTs also attend a year-long course on research methods. These URTs can be of major assistance in implementing one's research activities. They can assist in library research, data collection, coding data, analysis of data, preparation of conference papers/poster presentations, and other related activities. URTs gain valuable research experience through participation in the program, and faculty members get a pair of helping hands. Faculty interested in mentoring an URT during the academic year should submit a completed application by August 30, 2017 for the 2017-18 academic year.

Faculty Recognition for Completing Five Doctoral Students
Chairing doctoral dissertation committees and guiding doctoral candidates through the dissertation research process is an important and time consuming task. The College of Education recognizes and deeply values the time and effort faculty put into these efforts to ensure the success of our students. Every 5 completed doctoral dissertations earns the major advisor a $1,500 addition to their incentive account. Alternatively, the major advisor may discuss the possibility of a course release with the department head. Eligible faculty are notified by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs, and Faculty Development.

University Faculty Support Programs (administered or supported by COE)

PRF Year-Long Research Grants

PRF Research Grants are one-year awards made by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships (EVPRP) to assist faculty who supervise Ph.D. research in the development of new or the continuation of ongoing research projects by providing support for a half-time (0.50 FTE) PRF Research Assistantship. Available PRF Research Grants are allocated on an annual basis to Purdue University Schools/Colleges that administer graduate programs granting the Ph.D. degree. Research, tenured, and tenure-track faculty members who supervise Ph.D. research are eligible to apply for a PRF Research Grant. A faculty member may not have two PRF Research Grants active simultaneously.

In the College of Education, most PRF Year-Long Research Grants are allocated through a competitive application and review process. The call for applications is usually issued in late fall or early spring. Proposals consist of a cover page, 100-200 word abstract, 5-page narrative, references, and ancillary information including timeline, role of the graduate assistant, discussion of sustainability, and discussion of prior PRF support. Applications undergo a peer review process, and the most highly rated proposals are recommended for funding. Awards typically have a June 1 to May 31 project period, although the researcher may request a delayed start from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships. A PRF Research Grant may be used to provide half-time support to any doctoral student in good standing. If the research involves human subjects, the researcher must obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to activation of funding.

For additional information please visit: Funding Sources from the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.

 

PRF Summer Faculty Grants

Summer Faculty Grant awards enable successful applicants to continue full-time scholarly work during the summer and may not be held concurrently with any other appointment. The awards are for full-time, tenure-track, academic year faculty members, who will be in residence in the following academic year and are in the early stages of their careers. A qualified applicant must be an untenured assistant or associate professor or an assistant or associate professor who obtained tenure no more than three years prior to the summer for which support is requested. An applicants should have received not more than one previous Summer Faculty Grant.

The College of Education is typically allocated only one PRF Summer Faculty Grant. The grant is awarded through a competitive application and review process. The call for applications is usually issued in late fall or early spring. Proposals consist of a cover page, 100-200 word abstract, 5-page narrative, references, and ancillary information including timeline, discussion of sustainability, and a short vita. Applications undergo a peer review process, and the most highly rated proposal is recommended for funding. The award provides funding (a flat amount) for two months of summer employment; the recipient may not hold another appointment during the grant period. If the research involves human subjects, the researcher must obtain approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to activation of funding.

For additional information please visit: Funding Sources from the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.

 

PRF International Travel Grants

The purpose of the International Travel Grant Program is to assist Purdue tenure-track and research faculty members in scholarly attainment by providing a portion of the travel costs to those who will have an active role (presenting papers or serving as officials) at recognized international meetings. The award amount for all grants in the College of Education will be up to $1,000. The amount awarded can be used for all approve travel expenses up to the amount of award. Research and tenured or tenure-track faculty members must continue employment with Purdue University on either an academic-year or twelve-month appointment in the following fiscal year to be eligible for a given year's PRF International Travel Grant. Travel must be completed during a given fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).

The College of Education is typically allocated several PRF International Travel Grants each year. The call for applications is usually issued in late spring and/or early fall. To apply, submit a completed application form by the announced deadline and submitted to correllj@purdue.edu. Applications are reviewed by the Associate Dean for Research and recipients are notified. Latitude is given the deans in setting additional criteria for application and award of travel grants within their schools/colleges.

For additional information please visit: Funding Sources from the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.

 

Kinley Trust

The Kinley Trust funds research relating to human welfare. The competition is exclusive to the West Lafayette campus and is limited to faculty principal investigators (PIs). This endowment was established to fund research which uses a social science perspective to explore methods for improving the human condition. The selection committee generally recommends funding individual projects with a maximum budget of $20,000. Projects are selected which use a social science perspective to explore methods for improving the human condition. Successful proposals stand alone as independent projects (not a dependent component of a larger program), are grounded in theory, have a clear relationship to the literature, and fully describe the methodology.

A request for nominations is solicited from each academic dean. The call for pre-proposals will come from the dean's office, typically early in the fall. As an initial step, interested Education researchers should submit a one-page pre-proposal to the office of the Associate Dean for Research by the deadline in October. Internal pre-proposals will be ranked and forwarded to the university selection committee which will request full proposals in December. Individuals asked to submit full proposals have until the latter part of January to submit them. The university review committee will select the winners.

For additional information please visit: Funding Sources at the Office of the Executvie Vice President for Research and Partnerships.


International Programs SAIL Grants

The SAIL grant program is offered to faculty for the development and/or support of departmental study abroad programs. Grant amounts vary by year and program type, and some SAIL grants require matching funds from the college or department. Funds will provide awards to faculty members through their academic units. Contact Kathy Obenchain, the Associate Dean for Learning, Engagement, and Global Initiatives, for information about proposal procedures and deadlines.