Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center

109 Halle Library
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

[email protected]

FDC Program Funding Proposal

Program Proposals


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).  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 are able to fund a range of proposals that can make a difference in the teaching and learning environment at EMU.  

We award 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.

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

The application deadline for funding during the summer/fall 2024 semesters is Monday, March 11th. Click the link below to apply.

Submit a Program Proposal

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

Previous Program Funding Recipients

Michael Foster, Careers and Cultural Diversity Fair

Rachel Radina, YPAR in Community

Cynthia Macknish, Retreating to Write: Advancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Towards Publication

Sara Memmott, Half-Day Media and Information Literacy Seminar

Robert Erlewine, Jewish Studies at EMU

Ron Flowers, Creating a Culture of Caring

Solange Simoes & Shiri Vivek, International Virtual Global Learning Seminar

Dyann Logwood & Sadaf Ali, Inclusive Mentoring Workshop (Phase II)

Kate Pittsley-Sousa, Julia Nims & Sara Memmott, Textbook Affordability Workshop

Andrew Ross, Inclusive STEM Teaching at EMU Learning Community

Alexis Braun Marks and Matt Jones, Teaching Using Oral History Learning Community

Barbara Walters, Elizabeth Currans, and Decky Alexander, College in Prison Learning Community

Marilyn Corsianos and Christine Hume, Navigating Sexual Violence Learning Community 

Questions or concerns? Contact us at [email protected]  

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