APPLY NOW - Grant Resources Available - Spring 2018

The CTRE, an academic department within Library and Instruction Services (LIS), is committed to providing necessary resources to the CSU faculty for achieving their professional goals. The grants offered through our department exist solely for that purpose. Applicants are encouraged to review the types of grants available and submit a proposal for those that best support his/her development needs. Each grant has specific eligibility, application, and deadline requirements, so review the instructions of each one carefully. The grant proposals are competitively reviewed by a faculty advisory board committee. In addition, as a condition of acceptance of a grant award, all faculty are expected to give a presentation or workshop through the CTRE Faculty Development Program. 

CTRE Grant Application - Faculty Development Seed Grant

The purpose of the Faculty Development Seed Grant is to provide a stimulus to increase the number and amount of external grants and contract awards secured by CSU faculty. The primary purpose of the Faculty Development Seed Grant is to provide financial support for new and innovative projects, which have the potential to yield external funding. 

Maximum Amount
Faculty Development Seed Grant -- $15,000
Download Application - Faculty Development Seed Grant 

CTRE Grant Application - Faculty Development Stipend

The purpose of the Faculty Development Stipend is to provide financial assistance to faculty to participate in development activities that directly enhance the individual's research and/or teaching. Funds can be used to support conference attendance, equipment purchases, or other resources related to research, teaching, and assessment. 

Maximum Amounts
Attending a Conference -- $1,500
Presenting at a Conference -- $3,000
Equipment / Supplies* -- $5,000
Download Application - Faculty Development Stipend 

[*Please note: All consumable commodity or equipment purchased with or reimbursed by CTRE funding is property of Chicago State University and may require a property tag.]

CTRE Grant Application - Faculty Development for Student / Program Enrichment Award

The purpose of the Faculty Development Award is to encourage the active engagement of our students outside the classroom, to increase teaching effectiveness, provide professional development, enhance and develop research productivity, and benefit student learning. As such, the Faculty Development Award has two categories: Student Engagement (offered quarterly) and Program Enrichment (February 15 deadline only)

Maximum Amounts
Student Engagement -- $10,000
Program Enrichment -- $10,000
Download Application - Faculty Development for Student / Program Enrichment Award 


Submission Guidelines

Application Forms with signatures must be submitted electronically to Supporting documentation, including travel authorization forms, must be submitted in person to Dr. Nancy Grim, Interim Director of CTRE, LIB 441 by 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

July 1
September 1
December 15
March 1 [Priority consideration will be given to Applications received by February 15th]


CSU Travel Authorization Guidelines

Travel documentation and travel authorization forms must be submitted with enough advance time to meet University guidelines. Travel authorizations can be submitted (pending approval of funding) with appropriate approval by the CTRE Director to meet the following travel rules:

In State: Two weeks in advance
Out of State: 30 business days in advance
International: 45 business days in advance