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Dean's Faculty Support Fund


The primary goal of the Dean’s Faculty Support Fund is to promote faculty scholarship, professional activity, and innovations in teaching. Faculty are invited to submit funding proposals for projects or activities that meet these goals. Funded activities are intended to support the mission and strategic goals of the university, college, and program.

Application Cycles

Applications will be considered twice per year.

Spring Application Deadline: November 1st (For grant period January through August)
Fall Application Deadline: April 1st(For grant period May through December)


Must be tenured or tenure-track faculty. Funding requests should fall into one of the following categories:

Available Funds

Approximately $15,000 is currently available. There is no guarantee that additional funds will be added once this amount is dispersed. Though there is no set minimum or maximum amount that may be requested, proposals in the $500 to $700 range are encouraged.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted electronically to Caitlin McKeighan at mckeighan@ulm.edu.

Your application packet should include the Dean's Faculty Support Funds Application which explains the purpose, expected results, itemized budget, and the relationship of the proposal to your work as a faculty member. You should also attach a two-page curriculum vitae.

Final Reporting Requirements

If your proposal is funded, you will be required to submit an Award Recipient Final Report summarizing the outcomes of your project. The report should include a complete budget detailing your use of the funds. Reports are due one month after the grant period ends:

Spring Grants: October 1st (For grants funded January through August)
Fall Grants: February 1st(For grants funded May through December)

Expenses must follow Louisiana’s Travel and Purchasing Policies. To learn more about this, please see the Controller’s Office Website.

Evaluation of Proposals

The Review Committee reserves the right to accept or deny applications based on availability of funds. The evaluation committee uses a Scoring Rubric to evaluate all proposals.

The following criteria will be considered by the committee when evaluating funding proposals: