Key Faculty Development Dates


Award / Development Opportunity Description Proposals due* Reports due to Provost’s office
Professional Development Funds Funds to support professional and scholarly activities of full-time faculty; annual amount specified by Provost’s Office Complete Professional Development Plan by first Friday of Fall Term Included in the Faculty Annual Report. Due the first day of Spring Semester
Mattie Allen Broyles Inaugural Year Research Chair Research support for first-year faculty (course release OR research funds) July 1 of summer before faculty member starts at Centenary October 15
Charlton H. Lyons Research Award $2,500 in research funds December 15 October 15
Faculty Research Awards Up to $1,000 in research funds; awards available in both fall and spring October 1 (two awards), February 1 (one award) October 15
Student-Faculty Research Awards Stipends: $3,500 for faculty, $2,500 for students
Research funds: may be available up to $1,000
October 1 (one award), February 1 (two awards) October 15
Sabbatical Leave One semester full salary or two semesters half salary; full-time faculty who have not had a sabbatical leave in past 6 years may apply November 1 Written report & public presentation the semester following sabbatical leave
Faculty Institute Professional development workshop before start of each Fall semester N/A N/A

* If the listed due dates fall on weekends or holidays, proposals will be due the next working day. If any Faculty Research Awards or Student-Faculty Research Awards remain available after the initial review of proposals following each deadline, additional proposals may be considered.

More information can be found in the Faculty Handbook and on the Faculty Development website

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