Faculty Development Committee

The Faculty Development Committee is an internal grants committee comprised of full-time faculty members. The members serve from September to May and meet monthly. During this service, faculty review, approve and disperse funding for disciplinary research (Type I) and travel (Type II and III).

The committee is also charged with assessing and ranking sabbatical requests and providing the Provost with the results. The Provost makes a final determination on the outcome of each request.

General Proposal Information

The FDC invites faculty members to submit proposals for the academic year 2023-2024. Type I, II and III must be submitted according to the instructions linked below.

Proposal Type Objective Maximum Award Deadline
Type I Research $4,200 March 2
Type II Travel - Primary role in presentation, leadership or training at a workshop or conference $2,000 Rolling basis, 1 week prior to FDC monthly meeting
Type III Travel - Attending a conference or workshop for training $800 Rolling basis, 1 week prior to FDC monthly meeting
Sabbatical Leave for scholarship per request September 1

Type I proposals and sabbaticals should be submitted to fdc@wilkes.edu.

Type II and Type III proposals can be submitted each month using the appropriate form as linked below. You will need to log in with your Wilkes credentials.

Type II and Type III proposals can be submitted each month. Reviews will be conducted on all proposals received at least one week before the scheduled FDC meeting. Those that are submitted after that timeframe will be reviewed in the next meeting.

Deadline extensions will only be considered in extenuating circumstances and upon
notification of the FDC chairperson prior to the deadline.

Meeting Schedule

  • Sept. 10, 2024
  • Oct. 8, 2024
  • Nov. 12, 2024
  • Dec. 10, 2024
  • Jan. - No Meeting
  • Feb. 11, 2025
  • March 11, 2025
  • April 8, 2025
  • May 13, 2025

Reimbursement Information

Electronic versions of the receipts and reimbursement requests should be included with the grant proposal to verify the costs that are included.

Once the applicant is notified that the grant has been awarded, the awardee must then deliver original receipts and a completed and signed travel reimbursement request to the following contact:

Travel Reimbursement Request Form (.xlsx)

  • All receipts for food and beverages must be itemized, or no reimbursement will be given.
  • Alcoholic beverages do not qualify for reimbursement.
  • Any reimbursement to the department must be noted on the same travel reimbursement form.
  • Clearly indicate which expenses were departmental, and which were paid by the faculty member.