Non-Senate Faculty Professional Development Fund

December 16, 2020

UC LOS ANGELES NON-SENATE FACULTY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND

CALL FOR NSF FUNDING PROPOSALS, 2020-2021

In accordance with Article 9, Section C of the UC-AFT Memorandum of Understanding, the University has established a Professional Development Fund to support the professional growth and pedagogical initiatives of Unit 18 Non-Senate Faculty (NSF) at UCLA. The Non-Senate Faculty Council on Professional Development, a committee of five current Non-Senate Faculty members drawn from diverse academic fields, reviews applications for these funds and recommends awards to the Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel. All individual NSF are encouraged to apply for funding by the extended deadline Monday, March 1, 2021.

ELIGIBILITY

Regardless of the type or length of appointment, all NSF covered under the Unit 18 MOU are eligible to request funding to undertake projects that support their professional development, as well as to pursue professional activities that will enhance their overall contributions to the University community. Although the selection committee welcomes applications from past recipients of NSF Development Fund Grants, they may in some cases give preference to newer applicants. For a detailed list of job titles eligible to apply for this funding, visit:

http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html

AWARD CRITERIA

The committee grants funds to proposals that explain the feasibility of teaching projects that improve pedagogy; that demonstrate the applicant’s substantive participation in a variety of endeavors including, but not limited to, academic conferences, training sessions, academic institutes, research agendas, or other activities that are relevant to the candidate’s discipline and professional development. Proposals should explain how and why such activities contribute to the candidate’s professional development. Candidates should also indicate how their proposals positively impact the greater university community.

 Funds awarded in response to this December 2020 call for proposals must be used by June 30, 2021. Successful candidates who receive funding for this period are required at the end of the academic year to submit a brief (500-word) follow-up letter summarizing what the funding enabled them to accomplish. Follow-up letters should be sent by email to Jesse Delgado in the Office for Academic Personnel by July, 2021.

 

TYPES OF AWARDS

The following categories and funding levels are intended to represent only the most typical kinds of awards made by the committee. Applicants should feel free to propose other kinds of relevant projects that contribute to their professional development in addition to those listed below.  Choose one Type of Award from below.

Up to $1,000       

To attend academic conferences, workshop, national or regional convention, training sessions, courses, or other professional meetings that require travel within the United States or virtual attendance.

Up to $1,500      

To attend and deliver conference papers that require travel within the United States or virtual attendance.

Up to $2,000

To attend and deliver conference papers that require travel abroad or virtual attendance.

Up to $1,800      

For projects that support innovative curriculum development; computer hardware/software not covered by departmental resources; books or research materials related to a scholarly or scientific project; travel to libraries, museums, or other archival institutions for the purpose of research; or to supplement an academic leave taken for the purpose of research.

*Funds can be used to cover professional activities that take place between July 1 2020 and June 30, 2021. This includes events that have already taken place within that window.

 

TRAVEL POLICY CHANGES

Please note two newly announced policy changes for travel.  See your department for questions.

https://travel.ucla.edu/news-events/travel-policy-changes

https://www.travel.ucla.edu/news-events/ucla-travel-guidelines

https://travel.ucla.edu/news-events/travel-notice-assembly-bill-1887

 

UCLA PURCHASING POLICY

https://www.purchasing.ucla.edu/accounts-payable/policy-741-reimbursement-limits

Reminder - All technical equipment (computer, laptop, iPad, etc.) purchased with University funds are the property of the University and must be surrendered to your home department if you leave.  Hardware/software must be purchased by your home department.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should submit their application materials as an electronic submission to Jesse Delgado [email protected], Academic Personnel Office.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MONDAY, March 1, 2021

Please attach the following:  Send PDF version of Application, Proposal, budget/timetable and CV.

1.   2020-2021 Application form

2.  Proposal:  A detailed description of the project or activity and explain how and why such activities contribute to the candidate’s professional development and indicate how the proposal positively impacts the greater university community.

3.  Detailed budget and timetable:  Include a list of other sources of support (if any) that will be combined to comprise the funding required.

4.  Curriculum Vitae.

 

TIMETABLE

1.

Applications are due to Jesse Delgado in the Academic Personnel Office, by email [email protected]

January 3, 2020

2.

Awards are announced mid-April 2021

March, 2020


QUESTIONS

If you have questions, please contact the Senior Academic Personnel Analyst Jesse Delgado (APO) at [email protected].

 

TRAVEL POLICY CHANGES

Please note two newly announced policy changes for travel.  See your department for questions.

https://travel.ucla.edu/news-events/travel-policy-changes

https://www.travel.ucla.edu/news-events/ucla-travel-guidelines

https://travel.ucla.edu/news-events/travel-notice-assembly-bill-1887

 

UCLA PURCHASING POLICY

https://www.purchasing.ucla.edu/accounts-payable/policy-741-reimbursement-limits

Reminder - All technical equipment (computer, laptop, iPad, etc.) purchased with University funds are the property of the University and must be surrendered to your home department if you leave.  Hardware/software must be purchased by your home department.

 

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