Internal Grants and 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. Proposals are reviewed and approved for funding by members of the Faculty Development Committee, with oversight from the Director and the Executive Vice President and Provost.

The deadlines for submission of proposals are as follows. All proposals* must be emailed by 4 p.m. of the designated day to the Faculty Development Center (facdevctr@stthomas.edu). If the deadline date appears on a weekend, the deadline date is the following Monday.

Faculty may not use more than one Faculty Development sponsored grant at the same time. Some grants may have additional restrictions. See the specific grant details below for more information. Note: documents are occasionally revised on our website, so please be sure you have downloaded the most recent application form for all submissions.

Application Deadline

Grant Type

To Support Activity During:

 Final Report Deadline

September 15

Faculty Partnership,

Partnership in Learning

Fall and J-term of current academic year

Faculty Partnerships: Final Report for Fall and January terms is due June 1.

Partnership-in-Learning: Final Report is due October 1.

October 1

Sabbatical Assistance Grant,

Sabbatical Leave

Next academic year

Final Report is due October 1. 

February 1

Research Grant

Summer (after July 1) or following academic year

Final Report is due October 1.

February 15

Faculty Partnership,

Partnership in Learning

Spring of current academic year

Faculty Partnerships: Final Report for Spring term is due June 1.

Partnership-in-Learning: Final Report is due October 1.

March 1

Teaching Enhancement Grant

Summer (after July 1) or following academic year

Final Report is due October 1.

April 15

Faculty Partnership,

Partnership in Learning

Summer (after July 1) or following academic year

Faculty Partnerships: Final Report for Summer term is due October 1.

Partnership-in-Learning: Final Report is due October 1.

June 1

Distinguished Early Career Grant,

University Scholars Grant

Next 2 academic years (DEC), 

Next 2-3 academic years (USG)

Annual Report is due October 1 of each year.

Final Report is due October 1 of year following completion.

Sept. 1-May 1

Distinguished Visitor Grant

1 month prior to visit

Not Applicable.

Ongoing

Adjunct Professional Development Grant

(see application) Final Report is due within 3 months of completion of project/travel.

Additional Grant Opportunities at St. Thomas

Grant Opportunities through the Office of Civic Engagement

The Office of Community Engagment within the Office for Global & Local Engagement publicizes grant opportunities for faculty practicing, researching, and writing in civic engagement.

Faculty Travel Grants sponsored by the International Education Center

St. Thomas' International Education Center (IEC) sponsors the Faculty International Travel Grant and also the CIEE International Faculty Seminar Grant. Please see the specific grant for application deadlines and information. For questions about these grants please contact Suzanne Lentz in the International Education Center at global@stthomas.edu or 1-651-962-6450. 

Grant Opportunities through the Grants and Research Office

The Grants and Research Office supports scholarly inquiry in a number of important ways including assistance with seeking funding from governmental agencies to support research, curricular enhancement and reform, and partnerships with communities outside of the University of St. Thomas. For more information contact Dr. David Steele (651-962-6038; dfsteele@stthomas.edu) in the Grants and Research Office.

Corporate/Foundation Giving

Many corporations and foundations focus their charitable giving on providing scholarship aid, which is the university’s greatest need. In addition, they contribute to the St. Thomas community in a variety of other ways including partnering to support faculty and student research initiatives. The Corporate and Foundation Relations Office can help faculty with the research of funding opportunities for your project, and also help in drafting proposals and budgets for submitting to corporate and foundation funders. For more information please contact the Corporate and Foundation Relations Office.