Office of the President —
The President supports scholarship through the President's
Distinguished Scholar award. This award is announced every August at the
Fall general faculty meeting. Faculty are nominated for this award in
the prior spring semester and reviewed by a committee of the five previous
winners and chaired by the Provost.
Office of the Provost —
The Provost supports faculty scholarship through five
Sabbaticals – paid leaves of absence
for one or two semesters to pursue scholarly activity. The current FHSU-AAUP memorandum of agreement contains
the operational guidelines for the administration of these awards.
Time — Two levels of reassigned time exist for faculty members
to request. Track I reassignment occurs within a department and utilizes
a one semester shift of faculty time for the equivalent of one course
covered by existing resources. Track II reassignment is a competitive
application in which the university provides funding to cover the reassignment
of usually the equivalent of one course. Applications are available
to faculty members each semester.
Faculty Development Fund – Funding is available annually to faculty members to apply for travel
assistance to present at conferences. Applications are accepted quarterly. Note that
applications are submitted through a Lotus Notes database. Ask your department chair how to access the proper
Faculty Awards – Each semester
a $500 Outstanding Research Award is given to a deserving faculty member. Winners of the Outstanding Research
Award become eligible for consideration for the Faculty Member of the Year Award. The John Heinrichs Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Award is also given at Fall convocation to one deserving faculty member.
Summer Salary Research Grants - each spring a competition for faculty summer salary research grants is administered by the Graduate School. The value of these awards are equal to 60% of 1/9 of the faculty member's base salary. While the graduate dean administers the call and competition, the council of deans and provost make funding decisions and the funding comes from the Office of the Provost.
The Graduate School —
The Graduate School supports scholarly activities through its Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Programs in the following ways:
Undergraduate Research Experience - awards competitive grants annually to faculty to encourage excellence in undergraduate research.
Institutional Review Board (IRB) –
This is the university committee charged with oversight of all research compliance involving human
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) –
This is the university committee charged with oversight of all research compliance involving animals in
Export Controls - monitors compliance with Federal laws concerning exports and deemed exports of goods and technology.
Grants Office – This office assists faculty and
staff members on the pre-award side of the preparation of external grant proposals.