Internal Funding Resources
A variety of faculty development resources are available to the UHV faculty. Some of these resources are available to all faculty, some are available to faculty upon request and available funds, and some are competitively awarded. Faculty Development and Research grants are intended to further the educational mission of the university by contributing to faculty members' ongoing professional development, to the advancement of knowledge in their fields and profession, and to the visibility and credibility of the university.
- School Faculty Development Funds - A maximum of $2,000 is available for faculty development through application to the faculty member's particular school to support activities such as travel to professional conference for presentations, service as an officer for a professional organization, or small research grant support. Specifically projects should focus on increasing knowledge in a discipline, improving teaching effectiveness, or contributing to application of knowledge in the academic discipline or teaching profession. Please, see your school's policy or consult with your dean for more information about applying for these funds.
- Internal Research Grant Awards - Are intended to further the educational mission of the university by contributing to faculty members’ ongoing professional development, to the advancement of knowledge in their professional fields and to the visibility and credibility of the university. The Research Grant Awards are for tenured and tenure track faculty to support pilot projects that can lead to developing and submitting proposals to external agencies for significant grant funding. These are competitive awards and estimated four awards will be granted annually. The amount of funding varies from year to year depending on the availability of funding.
Application process: In October the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will disseminate a request of proposals (RFP) to UHV faculty. The proposals are due February 1st and will be evaluated by the Faculty Development Leave Committee that ranks proposals according to established criteria and recommends them to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Awards are made by April 11th for the following academic year, September 1 through August 31st. All research funds must be expended during the fiscal year. Faculty is expected to submit an expanded grant proposal to an appropriate external funding agency within six months of completing a pilot project. Future UHV research grants will be dependent on meeting this requirement for submitting proposals to outside agencies. For more information see Application.
- Junior Faculty Summer Research Grant - Scholarship and research provide an intellectual foundation for faculty life at the University of Houston-Victoria. In order to encourage and support junior faculty (tenure-track, but not yet tenured), UHV, through the Provost’s Office, provides research and scholarship funding. The Junior Faculty Summer Research Grant makes a limited number of $10,000 salary stipends available for junior faculty to pursue promising research projects for one summer. Application must be submitted by January 8, 2016 for Summer 2016. For more information see Application. UHV research funds cannot be used for software purchase. Software needs shall be requested through the School’s administration and the UHV purchasing department prior to making software purchases. Please refer to the Faculty Manual for more detail regarding the faculty development and research funds.