CAPD Award and Grant Proposals Sought for Spring 2016

    Feb 23, 2016

    The Committee for Academic Planning and Development (CAPD) is pleased to announce the availability of a number of grants and awards available to members of the Pacific faculty.  The application form can be found on the CAPD Sakai site or by clicking here.  You can find more information on the grants and awards here. If you have any questions about the grants and awards or the application process or accessing the Sakai site, please contact Liang Xue, CAPD committee chair, at

    The following grants and awards are available for Spring 2016. Deadline for all applications: Friday, April 1, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.

    1.  Travel Grants

    Faculty can submit proposals for full or partial reimbursement for travel to conferences or workshops that focus on improving teaching and student learning. CAPD will fund part or all of costs including registration, travel, and lodging.  Preferences will be given to requests showing additional funding from other sources. The grant may not be used for student travels or field trips.   

    2.  Small Project Grants
    Faculty can request support for the development or acquisition of innovative materials for teaching in discipline-specific or interdisciplinary courses.  This includes classroom or protocol based research on learning, assessment of learning, using new or innovative techniques or materials to introduce class concepts, or training of faculty on new techniques or class materials.  Individual requests cannot exceed $1,500 per year, and group projects cannot exceed $3,500.  

    3. Eberhardt University Priority Award
    This award (up to $3,500) is for any project that addresses the University Planning Priorities. Examples include but are not limited to projects that: link liberal arts and sciences with professional programs, improve the quality and delivery of services to students, increase alumni involvement, extend learning experiences beyond the classroom, and promote teaching, scholarship and leaning excellence.

    4.  Rupley-Church Grants for International Relations
    The committee can award multiple grants up to $3,000 per grant (depending upon fund availability.)  This award is to encourage greater understanding of the international community by both faculty and students. Award money can be used for, but is not limited to international travel and conferences that are designed to further a faculty member's cultural understanding, with the emphasis on the integration of this understanding into his/her courses at Pacific.

    5.  Hoefer Prize for Leadership in Experiential Learning
    This award (up to $2,000, depending on fund availability) is brought to us by The Hoefer Family Foundation.  As its title says, the prize is to encourage, recognize and reward faculty members who have achieved a record of outstanding contributions to an academic program through the development of supervision of internships or other experiential learning tools.  

    6.  Eberhardt Teacher/Scholar Award
    Through the generosity of the Eberhardt family, the Eberhardt Teacher/Scholar Awards have been established to reward exemplary teaching and scholarship. Since 1989, nominations are solicited annually for five faculty members.  Each award provides a stipend of $2,000 to be placed in a special account and used for professional expenses at the discretion of the awardees.  

    Deadline for all applications: Friday, April 1, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.  

    Please submit your application as a PDF file via email to the CAPD Chair, Liang Xue, at  

    * A Dean's signature is required on all applications-applications will not be reviewed without this signature.
    * Preference will be given to proposals of activities which have not taken place before the application deadline.