Grants & Scholarship

Internal Grants & Sabbatical Leave

Through a generous endowment provided by a capital campaign “Priorities for the 80s”, funds have been made available annually to support a number of internal grant programs specifically for professional development for both full-time and adjunct faculty. 


Grant Opportunities sponsored by the Office of Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement offers several grant opportunities for faculty practicing, researching, and writing in community engagement. For more information, e-mail servicelearn@stthomas.edu or call (651) 962-5380.


Grant Opportunities sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad

The Office of Study Abroad sponsors several Global Engagement travel grants for faculty wishing to globalize courses or develop study abroad oportunities. It also offers grants to attend CIEE International Faculty Seminars. For further information, e-mail studyabroad@stthomas.edu or call (651) 962-6450. 


Grant Opportunities sponsored by the Luann Dummer Center for Women

Grants for faculty teaching, research, and writing on women and women's issues are offered by the LuAnn Dummer Center for Women. For more information, e-mail womenscntr@stthomas.edu or call (651) 962-6119.


External Grant Support

St. Thomas has two offices that support faculty seeking external grants. The Sponsored Programs Office helps faculty seek, submit, and manage grants to state and federal government funding agencies. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office helps faculty seek, submit, and manage grants to local, corporate, and foundation granting agencies. For further information and contact information, see External Grants.


Writing Support

The Center for Faculty Development provides support to all St. Thomas faculty—full time and adjunct—on all aspects of writing and publishing scholarly work. This includes grant applications. We also collaborate with the Sponsored Programs Office and the Corporate and Foundation Relations Office to provide occasional workshops on grant-seeking and grant writing. For more information, see Writing Support.

In addition, St. Thomas currently has an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. Faculty are highly encouraged to activate a free membership