Faculty development needs fall generally into three categories: 1) the generation of research; 2) the dissemination of research; and 3) the professional development necessary to advance the expertise of the faculty member. Cal Maritime supports these endeavors through a variety of funding opportunities. Brief descriptions and links to specific applications are below. Detailed descriptions, processes and criteria are found in Faculty Development Funds (2017-18 )
- Chancellor's Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities Award Program (RSCA Funds) to support research, scholarly, and creative activity of faculty. Online applications are due October 20, 2017 for the 2017-18 fiscal year. Apply via InfoReady at: (link to come)
- Department Faculty Development Funds - During the fall semester, faculty, including the librarian/faculty and coaching faculty, can apply for Department Faculty Development Funds through their respective departments. Faculty should submit their application to their Department Chair, or Dean of the Library, in the case of the librarians, or Athletic Director, in the case of coaching faculty. Application for Department Faculty Development Funds.
- Professional Faculty Development Funds - Faculty members seeking money for professional development (skills development, professional competencies, pedagogical enhancement, curriculum redesign, etc.) are encouraged to apply through the Professional Development Fund. Application for Professional Faculty Development Funds.
- President's Mission Achievement Grants - Up to $5,000/grant. Submit an application in the proper format to the AVP Academic Affairs. Application deadline is November 15 for spring and summer awards and March 15 for the following fall semester awards. President's Mission Achievment Grant application.
- Class of 1965 Memorial Endowment - Funds are available for faculty who have an activity that aligns with the endowment purpose: "To motivate, recognize, and promote professionalism and safety in the maritime industry. The fund will allow qualifying cadets and faculty to attend industry conferences and seminars to improve their professional skills and understanding of the industry." Submit an Application for Class of 1965 Memorial Endowment Funds to Susan Bigler, Exec. Asst. to the AVPAA. Applications are accepted anytime during the academic year but the funds must be used before June 30th. The Faculty Development Committee reviews the application and makes their recommendation to the AVP. The AVP after consulting with the Vice President of Advancement makes the final decisions on the awards. Successful recipients will also have to file a brief account of how the monies were spent with Advancement for their Annual Stewardship Report.
- Faculty Maritime Fund Grant - Up to $500/grant that can be used to meet a variety of academic needs such as the purchase of specialized equipment and computer programs, project funding, conferences, stipends to hire assistants, etc. Applications may be submitted at any time to Robert Arp, Vice President for University Advancement. Faculty Maritime Fund Grant application
Forms and Information
- Travel Authorization Form - Travel expenses must be preapproved. To do so, fill out and submit this Travel Authorization form before traveling.
- Travel Claim Form - for reimbursement for travel expenses, lodging, meal, and incidental costs.
For questions contact:
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Faculty Development Coordinator
Professor, Maritime Policy & Management