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The Office of Academic Affairs is here to support faculty and recognize their accomplishments in teaching, scholarship and creative works, and service. The grants, awards, and professional leave opportunities detailed below provide tangible benefits to faculty and are among the most important ways Academic Affairs promotes and celebrates faculty activity.

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Faculty Grants and Endowments

Faculty Grants for Research & Creative Works

These awards encourage research, scholarship and the development of creative works.

Application Process

Valerie Appleton Faculty Development Endowment

New this year for faculty is an endowment is to be used for faculty development.

Application Process

Faculty Grants for Research & Creative Works

Review the instructions first before completing the application. Review tips for grant writing.

  • NEW: Revised rubric with specific point values.
  • NEW: Signatures are not required on the application. All acknowledgments/approvals will be obtained via WordPress online workflow.

Application Instructions

Fill out the application 2023-2024 Faculty Grants for Research and Creative Works.

Download Application (Fillable PDF)

Once completed, upload your application as a single PDF.

APPLICATIONS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED FOR AY2023-2024

After you apply, if applicable, the department chair, dean and co-investigator will receive an email and link to your WordPress online workflow. 

The dean will then consult with the department chair, after acknowledging the dean, the department chair will acknowledge the receipt of the application, consultation with the department chair and the opportunity to comment on the proposal by approving the workflow.

Co-investigator Approval 

After the department chair approves your workflow, co-investigators will, if applicable, approve the workflow by indicating that you understand your proposed research and that international travel may implicate federal export control regulations and that the application will be reviewed by the Director of Risk Management in light of those regulations. 

The co-investigator may approve the workflow at any time.

All final decisions on awarding faculty grants are made by the chief academic officer in consultation with the dean of the college.

Faculty grants for research and creative works are administered by Assistant Vice President Brian Donahue. The Research and Scholarship Committee, a sub-committee of the Faculty Planning Advisory Council (FPAC), is responsible for reviewing and evaluating applications. The committee is an interdisciplinary group of your peers, including representatives from each of the colleges. Dr. Donahue convenes the committee and disseminates the results.

1/31/2023 UPDATE: The application portal is closed for this academic year. We anticipate the portal for AY2024-2025 applications will be open 9/1/2023.

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These awards encourage research, scholarship and the development of creative works at EWU. They are designed to provide faculty with the time to undertake research and creative works projects. Funds should be requested primarily to buy time during the summer. You may also request funding for student assistance, travel or equipment when not exceeding a total request of $10,000.

Application Deadlines: 

  • Completed applications are due by Oct. 3, 2022.
  • Department chair, dean and co-investigator, if applicable, approve the application by Oct. 11, 2022.

For questions or concerns, please contact Leslie Swannack at 509.359.4675 or lswannack@ewu.edu.

Valerie Appleton Faculty Development Endowment

Applications are evaluated by the Academic Affairs Committee.

Application Information & Instructions

Download Application (Word Template)

Completed applications will be submitted electronically via an online submission link. No paper copies are required.

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Chair Name
College
Dean Name
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    Once you submit your application you will receive an email to review and acknowledge your submission.

      • After you review, confirm your submission with the “I acknowledge” button.
      • The Dean is then notified of your submissions and will review your application.
      • Once approved by the Dean the submission is then sent to the Provost’s Office for review.

    In 1991 Valerie Appleton joined the EWU community as an assistant professor in the Applied Psychology Department. She quickly advanced from Assistant to full Professor, program director, assistant dean and finally in 2004 dean of the College of Education & Human Development. Valerie served in that capacity until her untimely death in December 2005.

    While at Eastern she was known for her sincerity, leadership, and ability to work with faculty, students, and staff across the university. Among her greatest strengths were creating partnerships with the K-12 system and bringing in extensive applied research grants such as the U.S. Department of Education Training All Teachers, bilingual counseling, and support project.

    Valerie valued education and faculty development. To honor Valerie’s passion to better Eastern Washington University the Valerie Appleton Faculty Development Endowment is to be used for faculty development.

    Deadlines:

    • Applicant uploads completed application by April 2, 2023.
    • Department chair and dean approve the application by April 10, 2023.
    • From provost or designee to faculty by May 1, 2023.

    If you have any questions, please contact Felicia Jensen at 509.359.6139 or fjensen@ewu.edu.

    Medals & Awards

    Call for Nominations

    EWU Medals & Awards Committee

    The EWU Medals & Awards Committee consists of 12 university and local community members. The Committee has responsibility for:

    • The Trustees’ Medal
    • The Classified Staff Distinguished Service Award
    • The Administrative Exempt Distinguished Service Award

    For questions or concerns, please contact Leslie Swannack at 509.359.4675 or lswannack@ewu.edu.

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    Professional Leave

    Review the instructions first before completing the application. 

    Application Instructions

    Download the application to get started.

    • Signatures are not required on the application. All acknowledgments/approvals will be obtained via online WordPress workflow.
    • Applications must be submitted by the applicant.
    • Applicants should ensure they receive a confirmation email that their application has been submitted. If a confirmation email is not received, the application was not submitted correctly.
    • Co-investigators must acknowledge/approve the application in order to confirm export control compliance. See the application for more information.
    • Enter department chair information, not the program director information on the application.

    Upon completion, submit the application through the online link.

    Complete Application

    • Applicant uploads completed application by November 7, 2022.
    • The department chair, dean and co-investigator, if applicable, approve the application via online WordPress workflow by November 15, 2022.
    • From vice provost to provost by January 6, 2023.
    • From provost to the president by January 28, 2023.
    • From president or designee to faculty by March 24, 2023.

    Professional Leave reports are submitted to the dean.

    1/31/2023 UPDATE: The application portal is closed for this academic year. We anticipate the portal for AY2024-2025 applications will be open 9/1/2023.

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    Refer to the separate instruction document for detailed guidance about completing the application. Completed applications should be submitted electronically through the online submission link; no paper copies are required.

    Professional leave eligibility is determined according to the EWU-UFE Collective Bargaining Agreement, Section 11.5.

    Deadline:

    • Submit the application by November 6, 2023.

    For questions or concerns, please contact Leslie Swannack at 509.359.4675 or lswannack@ewu.edu.