Faculty Grants, Awards & Fellowships

Faculty are encouraged to discuss grant and fellowship opportunities with their respective department chairs and deans.

Internal Grants and Fellowships


Faculty Development Fund

Faculty can apply for funds through the Faculty Development Fund Moodle Site.


Faculty Innovative Pedagogy Grant - NEW! -

The Faculty Innovative Pedagogy Grant (FIPG) aims to support the development and dissemination of innovative pedagogical practices that enhance student learning and help promote the quality of liberal arts and Lasallian education at SMC in the 21st century. Application deadline November 1. Note: Your class with the proposed pedagogy must be scheduled in the following academic year with a department's/program's permission. See the attached file at the bottom of this page for criteria, requirements, and the evaluation rubric. 


Faculty Research Grant

The Faculty Research Grant (FRG) aims to advance the intellectual and creative achievement of SMC faculty and promote faculty development for tenure, promotion, and further career. Application deadline November 1. See the attached file at the bottom of this page for criteria, requirements, and the evaluation rubric. 


Annual Faculty Awards

Saint Mary’s College has an outstanding hard-working faculty. At the suggestion of Provost Beth Dobkin, the Committee on Teaching and Learning has developed four annual Faculty Awards. Three awards recognize tenured faculty members for their excellence in three major areas (Teaching Excellence, Researcher-Scholar, and Service) and complement the current Professor of the Year Award. The fourth award recognizes a new outstanding pre-tenured track faculty member, and is an Early Career Award. Each of these awards has a stipend of $ 5,000.  The nomination and evaluation process are explained in detail on the linked page.


Educational Technology Grants (ETG)

The Faculty Technology Group (FTG) is dedicated to advancing the use of technology in teaching, learning, research, and scholarship by exploring new technologies, disseminating information and supporting the work of colleagues. For more information please go to the ETG website. http://www.facultytechnology.org/index.php/technology-grant


Alumni-Faculty Fellowship Grants

The details can also be found here.

The Alumni Association is pleased to grant annual awards to deserving faculty members who embody the Lasallian spirit and illustrate the mission of Saint Mary's College in their work and research. The purpose of the grants is to assist the College in meeting its educational goal of being an outstanding Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution of higher learning through faculty development. The Alumni Association also seeks to foster a closer relationship between its members and the College faculty through these annual grants.

All full-time faculty members who taught in the fall, including past recipients, are invited to apply. Recent recipients are asked to wait two years before they re-apply. A committee composed of faculty and alumni will choose the recipients.


School of Liberal Arts Travel Grants

With the aim of promoting academic distinction in the School of Liberal Arts, the SOLA Dean's Office is offering two new competitive grants as supplements for scholarly travel. Due dates are September 30th and February 15th. Click here for more information on criteria.


CCIE Grant


External Grants and Fellowships

Faculty are encouraged to discuss grant and fellowship opportunities with their respective department chairs and deans. Please contact Elizabeth Gallagher, director, Office of Research, at egallagher@stmarys-ca.edu to discuss submitting a proposal to an external funder, or contact the Corporate and Foundation Relations office.