Provost

Group Interdisciplinary Award

Provost Nelson handing award to recipient on stage

As part of its continuing goal to support and invest in faculty, the Office of the Provost sponsors the Strategic Collaborative or Interdisciplinary Faculty Team Project Award and the Appointed or Elected Faculty Group Project Award to provide financial support for initiatives that promote faculty development. Faculty development consists of activities that improve the quality of teaching, research, scholarship, creative work, service, and leadership throughout the university, according to Article 24.1 of the collective bargaining unit. 

Award Overview

The Strategic Collaborative or Interdisciplinary Faculty Team Project Award is for Faculty teams leading projects including, but not limited to, innovation and implementation of University, College, or Academic Unit strategies. These projects may involve collaborations with external or internal agencies, organizations, student groups, or individuals. The primary benefit or outcome must be faculty development, and the primary beneficiaries must be Faculty Members and the University. The maximum amount of this type of award is $20,000 for a maximum of one funded application per team or project per year.

The Appointed or Elected Faculty Group Project Award is for a group of faculty, which may be an Academic Unit, a Faculty task force or committee, or any appointed or elected group of Faculty whose purpose is to provide professional development to Faculty for teaching, research, scholarship, creative work, service and/or leadership as described in Article 24.1.1-3. Groups have the option of contracting with Universal Providers or other internal or external providers of skills and knowledge in support of professional development. The primary benefit or outcome must be faculty development, and the primary beneficiaries must be Faculty Members and the University. The maximum amount of this type of award is $20,000 for a maximum of one funded application per appointed or elected faculty group per year. 

Eligibility

  • A group or team consists of three (3) or more AAUP represented faculty. 

Submission Process

Applications must be submitted as a single Word or PDF document to Melissa Hobbs at Melissa.Hobbs@uc.edu by September 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm, and must include the following information:

  • A statement if the application is for 1) a Strategic Collaborative or Interdisciplinary Faculty Team Project Award or 2) an Appointed or Elected Faculty Group Project award.
  • A summary of the professional development project (1800-word maximum). The summary should describe the project, the projected impact of the project, identify beneficiaries, articulate concrete products or outcomes of the project, and provide a plan for sustainability beyond the funding period;
  • A list of the team or group members, including name, title, and department with one faculty member identified as the primary point of contact;
  • An abbreviated curriculum vitae of each participant (3-page max each);
  • 1 – 2-page budget outline; and 
  • 1 – 2-page timeline for project completion.

Review Process

A review committee consisting of administrators in the Office of the Provost and prior award recipients will review applications. The review committee will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the project
  • Breadth and depth of the impact
  • Likelihood of completion within the identified timeframe
  • Strength of the sustainability plan

Award recipients will be notified on or around October 18, 2019. A final report that summarizes the outcomes/accomplishments achieved and how funds were expended is due to Keisha Love July 1, 2020. Please direct questions to Keisha Love.

2018 Award Winners

  • Littisha Bates, A&S
  • Christina Carnahan, CECH
  • Sian Cotton, College of Medicine
  • Kara Moranski, A&S
  • Stephanie Rollmann, A&S
  • Ming Tang, DAAP