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Grant Application and Evaluation Form

All proposals should be submitted to the Office of the Provost/Dean of Faculty. Proposals will be forwarded to the Faculty Development Committee. Applicants are expected to review the Faculty Handbook for the specific purpose of these grants and criteria for consideration.


  1. Summary
    Please provide a one-paragraph abstract of the proposed research or project(s).
  2. Rationale (20 points)
    Explain the significance of and the specific objectives of the research or project(s) to be conducted during the course release; include any sources of funding if relevant.
  3. Methodologies (20 points):
    Describe the activities and/or theoretical frameworks, methodologies, strategies, and/or practices to be employed to achieve the stated objectives of the research or project(s). Include timeline and approval from the University of Mount Saint Vincent’s IRB if applicable.
  4. Benefit (20 points)
    Describe the mutual benefit of this research or project(s) to the faculty member’s scholarly development and the College.
  5. Budget (20 points)
    A detailed budget related to the purpose and goal of the grant is required. If the grant work is supplemented by other funds please identify the source and amount.
  6. Selected Bibliography (20 points)


  1. CV
  2. Letter of support from the Department Chair or Director of Division

On occasion, the Faculty Development Committee may request further details or clarification. All applicants should be prepared to provide additional information should the need arise.

Approved May 3, 2016