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Fairmont State University Faculty Awards and Faculty Grant 2023-2024: University Faculty Fellowship Grant

University Faculty Fellowship Grant Submissions

 Please submit your application for the grant as a PDF or Word attachment to


Winners of the University Faculty Fellowship Grant

Donna Long (2022-2023)

Derek Dewig (2023-2024)

Past winners of the discontinued Faculty Development Grant

Connie Edwards, Suzanne Heagy, Frank Lee, Elizabeth Savage and Matt Schmuck (2009-2010)
Julie Reneau (2010-2011) 
Jeremy Entwistle and Elizabeth Savage (2012-2013) 
Leia Bobo, Theresa Jones, Denice Kirchoff, and Ashley Shroyer (2013-2014) 
Gwen Jones (2014-2015) 
Robert Baker (2015-2016) 
Janie Leary, Ashley Shroyer and Amy Sidwell (2016-2017) 
Robin Payne (2017-2018) 
Tom Cuchta (2018-2019) 
Kristy Henson  (2020-2021)
Kelley Flaherty (2021-2022)

Past winners of the discontinued Falcon Grant

Denice Kirchoff (2009-2010)
Amanda Beafore (2010-2011)
Rebecca Giorcelli (2011-2012)
Elizabeth Savage (2012-2013)
Jeremy Price (2013-2014)
Rhonda Sanford (2014-2015)
Daniel Eichenbaum (2015-2016)
Susan Cato-Chapman (2016-2017)
Nathan Myers (2017-2018)
Marcus Fisher (2018-2019)
Christy Haney (2020-2021)
Mark Flood (2021-2022)


University Faculty Fellowship Grant

This grant was created by combining the Falcon Grant and the Faculty Development Grant from previous years. This new grant intends to encourage and reward the creative and scholarly endeavors of individual faculty in their field or specialization. Applicants are encouraged to design activities, projects, or programs which will contribute to their own professional development, benefit their students, and align with the mission of Fairmont State University.  The grant also supports the interests of a faculty member in pursuit of research or other scholarly activity that benefits the University and its community.  Examples include, but are not limited to, curricular development, sustainability programs, beautification efforts, lecture or reading events, or performances.


Available to full-time faculty of Fairmont State University who have not received a grant within the last 3 years.


Application Process
Applicants should submit the application form, a two-page proposal, plus a budget page using the submission box to the left.  The application form is the questionnaire at the left of the screen.

Proposal Format

The proposal should include the following:

1. A precise description of the nature and purpose of the project;
2. Supporting materials about the project, such as brochures and press releases;
3. A statement listing previous achievements and funding;
4. A concrete explanation of specific benefits that the faculty member, the student, and the University will derive from the proposed activity;
5. A calendar of the activities in which the faculty member will engage, including a proposed date of completion;
6. A letter from the Dean or Department Chair indicating that the proposal has been discussed and that possible ramifications, such as feasibility and necessary departmental resources, have been considered; and
7. A one-page detailed budget.

Application Deadline
February 12, 2024

Selection Criteria
The Faculty Development Committee will notify each applicant when his/her proposal is received by the committee. The Committee will consider each proposal carefully using the rubric and forward its recommendations for funding to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and to the Grants and Sponsored Programs department for approval.

Recipient Responsibilities
The activity or project must be only that which is described in the proposal and must occur during the period specified in the announcement of the award. The grantee must submit a six-month progress report and a final report of no more than five pages that explains specifically the accomplishments of the project and includes a detailed accounting of the expenditure of funds.

The proposal will be reviewed by the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs before being sent to the Provost and the President.  Grantees may be called upon to make presentations relative to the activities for which they received funding.