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Professional Development

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Activities and Applications

New! Faculty Inquiry Project: Reaching your goals for productivity and personal well being

Apply to join a small interdisciplinary community of faculty colleagues that will explore successful techniques for sustaining personally productive and satisfying careers. Brief applications are due Thursday, February 13 at noon to the FDO (Todd 303).

Spring 2014 Professional Development Series & Videos of Past Sessions 

Come join your colleagues for some exciting new sessions on research, teaching, and career advancement.

International Faculty Exchange Program

Information on the faculty exchange program. See also the Faculty & Staff Housing Exchange website for information on renting out your current housing.

ORSP Professional Development Series

NCURA DVD series on grant management 

Sabbatical Assignment

The Green Thread Initiative

A two-day summer workshop for UM faculty on integrating issues of sustainability into general education courses

Funding Opportunities

Faculty Professional Enhancement Program

Guidelines for submitting proposals for UM grants for professional development, travel, visiting outside scholars, and support for research and creative activities

New! Database of Awards for Faculty

The FDO has built a database of national awards and honors open to faculty members that is searchable by discipline. Requires Netid login. 

International Activity Funding

Application guidelines for funding for short-term research activities overseas

ORSP University Grant Program

Application guidelines for awards of up to $5,000 for research and creative activity

Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund

Small grants for faculty research related to Asian Studies


Faculty Evaluation Information and Procedures