Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center

109 Halle Library
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

[email protected]

FDC Program Funding Proposal

About Program Proposals

Each semester, we seek proposals for sustained learning communities or seminars, or for a more involved series of workshops, or for hosting a significant one-time event (such as bringing in a prominent speaker).  We anticipate awarding up to $5000 per program, which can include an honorarium for a facilitator or speaker, honoraria for participants, supplies, travel expenses, etc.  This funding can enable you to make a meaningful commitment of time and resources, enabling participants to learn together, develop new skills, collaborate, and innovate.  Securing matching funds would be considered positively in evaluating proposals.

Eligibility: All faculty, lecturers, and staff are eligible to submit a Program Request Form.  The beneficiaries of the program must be primarily faculty and/or lecturers. Past recipients of this award are ineligible to be funded in two consecutive application cycles.  Preference will be given to new proposals as opposed to those repeating past programs.  Significant modifications of past programs will be treated as if they were new programs.

The deadline for applications for the summer 2023 and fall 2023 semesters has passed.

Example Budget for a Seminar 

Honoraria (10 participants X $300 each)
Facilitation ($1,500 sum for facilitators)
Honoraria Benefits (8% of honorarium total)

The Program Proposal Winners for Winter 2023 include:

Andrew Ross

Alexis Braun Marks and Matt Jones

Barbara Walters, Elizabeth Currans, and Decky Alexander

Marilyn Corsianos and Christine Hume


About Program Proposals

The Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center is pleased to announce the winners for significant programming activities during the Winter 2023 semester. 

Our budget provides funding for such activities, and we are grateful to the Office of the Provost for their generous supplement to this funding.  We were able to fund a range of proposals that can make a difference in the teaching and learning environment at EMU.  

FDC programs come from the grassroots: many seminars and workshops are inspired by faculty and lecturers and facilitated by faculty and lecturers. Programs sponsored by the FDC are also centered on the goals put forth in the University Strategic Plan.

All applications were reviewed by the Faculty Development Center Advisory Council (FDCAC). 

Questions or concerns? Contact us at [email protected]  

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