Apply for Award Funding

The fall funding application deadline has passed. Please check back in January for information about spring 2020 adjunct faculty development funding.

The deadline for applications was August 30 at 9:00 AM. Decisions will be announced in the first few weeks of September.

Award Details
  • Academic Affairs, through the Center for Faculty Innovation, will award up to $2,000 per academic year to eligible adjunct faculty for approved professional development (including conference fees and travel) related to teaching, scholarship and research, career planning, and/or leadership.
  • Awards are intended for adjuncts whose primary role at James Madison University is that of teaching. Those not eligible to apply are classified staff members, A&P faculty, emeritus faculty, visiting faculty, scholars in residence, and full-time faculty, as those terms are defined in the Faculty Handbook or university policies.
  • In order to apply, adjunct faculty must have taught for one semester or more, at the time of application, at James Madison University.
  • Professional development monies will only be granted for activities that transpire in the future; that is, these awards are not intended to reimburse faculty for past professional development activities.
  • Award recipients will submit a brief professional development activity report, which will be used later to share the impact of these monies on the recipient, student, programs, etc.
  • The brief application process requires applicants to indicate that (1) they have discussed the application for funding with their AUH, and (2) the AUH approves of the submission.
  • For those proposals that are accepted, monies will be transferred to the recipient’s academic unit for the related professional development activity.
  • Proposals will be vetted by a non-voting member of the CFI and four voting members: two adjunct faculty, one AUH, and one full-time faculty.
  • In its second year, two funding cycles will be supported (Fall 2019 and Spring 2020). 
Award recipients
Spring 2019 funding recipients
  • Mina Attia, Graduate Psychology (CHBS): American Counseling Association Conference;
  • Irene Barrow, Communication Sciences and Disorder (CHBS): Learning and the Brain conference in New York, NY;
  • Agnes Carbrey, Art, Design and Art History(CVPA): Interdisciplinary, international, cultural engagement project with local community, JMU students,and guest artists in  Spain;
  • Joanne Hartog, History (CAL): Biennial Conference of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA);
  • Jennifer Hsiaw, Art, Design and Art History (CVPA): AIA Conference on Architecture 2019
  • Valnora Leister, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CAL): Brazil Research Seminar-Columbia University;
  • Joy Lohr, Health Professions (CHBS): VAND conference;
  • David Newman, Music (CVPA): Pedagogy into Practice: Teaching Music Theory in the Twenty-First Century conference;
  • John Newman, Political Science (CAL): Presentations and conferences around research on Kennedy presidency;
  • Wendell Shank, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities (COE): University of Salamanca Sessiones de seguimiento de investigaciones doctorales.
Fall 2018 funding recipients
  • Benjamin Bergey, Music (CVPA): for professional memberships;
  • Terrence Fernsler, Social Work (CHBS): International Leadership's 20th Annual Global Conference;
  • Brett Gardner, Psychology (CHBS): American Psychology-Law Society Conference;
  • Steve Gerome, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CAL): Forensic, linguistics course at Hofstra University;
  • Valnora Leister, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CAL): Expressions of the Lusofonia Conference;
  • Joy Lohr, Health Professions (CHBS): Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Food and Nutrition Conference;
  • Ayami Makino, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CAL): International Conference on Language, Literature and Culture;
  • John Newman, Political Science (CAL): JFK Lancer Conference and the JFK Forum;
  • Katherine Robinson, Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities (COE): Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference;
  • Mary Shira, Art, Design and Art History (CVPA): Material support in portfolio/presentation preparation;
  • Budimka Uskokovic, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures (CAL): Hawaii University International Conference on Arts, Humanities, Social Studies and Education;
  • Bonnie Yoder, Early, Elementary and Reading Education (COE): Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference.

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