Faculty are encouraged to discuss grant and fellowship opportunities with their respective department chairs, Deans, and grants office.

External Grants and Fellowships

Faculty are encouraged to discuss grant and fellowship opportunities with their respective department chairs, Deans, and grants office. The Office of Faculty Development provides all the help that it can to assist our faculty members as they work to obtain external grants and fellowships.

Internal Grants and Fellowships

Faculty Development Fund Grants

Saint Mary's College of California recognizes that intellectual growth and scholarly activity are closely related both to each other and to teaching effectiveness. Faculty scholarship is encouraged and supported through awards that fund scholarly interests and pursuits. The Faculty Development Fund Committee administers the awards and is composed of the Director of Faculty Development and one faculty member from each school appointed by the respective dean. Scholarly activity and intellectual growth are broadly defined and supported as described here.

Any institutional grants that are received for travel of faculty (and any accompanying students) outside of the United States, must be accompanied by a completed Travel Risk Assessment form - found at


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.grants


Alumni -Faculty Fellowships

The details below can also be found here.

The Alumni Association will once again make awards to deserving faculty members. The awards will be announced by early May. Recipients will be designated “Alumni-Faculty Fellows for 2013.”

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.

Applicants may apply for grant monies in the range of $ 4000 to $4500. The review committee will select recipients based on the merits of the proposals and will award grants up to the total available funds.

Award recipients are expected to attend the Annual Alumni Association Board of Directors year-end reception. You will be introduced to the gathering, and perhaps asked for a short presentation of your project. If a project results in a publication or conference paper, the applicant will acknowledge the support of the Saint Mary’s College Alumni-Faculty Fellowship Fund.  A pdf document and application form are at the bottom of this page.

Important Tax Notice: IRS policy requires that the grants be taxed by the College as regular income. For that reason, applicants should be aware that usable grant monies would be the amount of the grant, less the individual’s normal payroll deductions.


If you have any questions concerning the grants, please call the Alumni Office at ext. 4200.

Courtney Lohmann, '05, M.A. '07, Director of Alumni Engagement
Martha Niland '79, President, Alumni Board of Directors

Targeted Grant Writing Workshop

On September 30, 2009, faculty were invited to attend a targeted grant writing workshop sponsored jointly by the office of Foundation, Corporate, and Government Grant, the Library and the Faculty Development Office.  A number of activity occurred on this date, so many individuals were unable to participate.

Slide Show with Audio Clips selecti this file which is a big file so it may take a little time to download:  Grantseeking Workshop 9-30-09PlusAudiotry3

A powerpoint slide show with audio clips is now available for individuals who may wish to learn what was presented.  The slide show requires the user to either use the mouse or arrow keys to move through the slides.  On several slides, a little yellow horn is present and a left mouse click should play the audio clip on the slide and another left mouse click turns off the audio before it is finished.

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