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 Chief Academic Officer.

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.

*Please note that Final Report deadlines have changed for some grants.

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

Sudden Opportunity Grant

(Opportunity arises outside of normal grant cycle)

Final Report is due October 1.

Sept. 1-May 1

Distinguished Visitor Grant

1 month prior to visit

Not Applicable.