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NCFDD Faculty Success Grants


This URC grant will fund DePaul faculty participation in the Faculty Success Program. The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity’s Faculty Success Program is intended to enrich the personal and professional lives of faculty by increasing their research productivity and time management skills in the belief that living full and healthy lives beyond the DePaul University campus enhances their ability to better serve students. More information about the NCFDD and the Faculty Success Program is available at​. The NCFDD Faculty Success Program grants provide up to $4,250 per person to offset the costs of the program. Up to five grants will be awarded each year.


The NCFDD Faculty Success grant is limited to full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty. Priority will be given to faculty at the Associate Professor level who are trying to reinvigorate their scholarship and to faculty at the Assistant Professor level who are trying to increase their scholarly output in order to enhance their tenure and promotion portfolio. Faculty may apply once per year, but may receive the grant only once.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted in the Fall and Winter with deadlines of October 15th and March 15th, respectively. Late applications cannot be accepted.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following through Campus Connect​ (click on "Grant Proposals" in the "Faculty Center" section) by the appropriate deadline:

  • Program title
  • Abstract (not more than 15 lines long). The abstract should describe the reasons for participating in the program.

Applicants will also be asked to attach the following to their application:

  • Narrative (not more than three double-spaced pages in 11-point font). The narrative should describe why the faculty member wants to participate in the program, how they hope to enhance their career, and how they hope to apply their learning to the campus more broadly (e.g., mentoring other faculty, participating in workshops, etc.)
  • Current CV

Expectations and Requirements of Recipients

Grant recipients should keep the following in mind:

  • Grant recipients must agree to share their learning from the program with other faculty by leading a workshop or seminar (which will be organized by Academic Affairs) within a year of completing the program.
  • A final report that briefly describes the faculty member's participation in the program must be submitted within 30 days of the program's conclusion.