Faculty Initiatives Fund

The Office of Faculty Affairs has created a Faculty Initiatives Fund to promote community by supporting all faculty across the BSD.  Funding supports collaborative, cross departmental initiatives and programs in new areas.  We aim to fund a number of awards from $500 to $1500.  Please note: This does not support individual faculty research

The Fall application deadline is November 1, 2016.  See "Application Information" below to access the online application.

Recently Funded Projects

Faculty are asked to submit proposals for new faculty led activities that relate to any of the following areas supported by the Office of Faculty Affairs including but not limited to:

Career Development
Building Research Collaborations
Community Building

Please note:

  •  No more than one grant will be awarded to principal sponsors per academic year.
  • Requests for OFA funding should be used to facilitate cross-departmental activities; applications that support activities of faculty from only one department are not eligible for funding. 


  • External speakers(s) to address any of the areas above or other topics that relate to this initiative.
  • Series of social events that develops community across departments.
  • Hosting a panel discussion on a topic related to faculty development.
  • Support to acquire new skills that can be disseminated to the broader faculty.

Application Information

Reporting - Current Grant Recipients