Initial Contact Deadlines: November 14, 2017, January 9, and September 7, 2018 (Please
contact Rebecca Wessinger at RINEHARR@mailbox.sc.edu to express interest)
Application Deadlines: December 5th, January 30, September 28, 2018 (5 p.m. each day)
Award Decision: Within Six Weeks after Application Deadline
All full-time faculty and staff are eligible to develop and submit proposals meeting the RFP criteria.
Funding Amount and Proposal Development Procedures
The maximum award amount is up to $10,000.
- The project should focus on something that benefits your department.
- Develop a short proposal no more than three single-spaced pages that provides: (a)
a brief discussion of the intent and significance of the proposed idea, (b) the goals
and objectives of the project, (c) the overall details of implementation of the proposed
project (i.e. what you will do), (c) a timeline of implementation, (d) brief details
about how the project specifically aligns with the COE strategic plan, (d) an outcome
evaluation plan to examine the effectiveness of the project, and (e) the anticipated
benefits to the COE and your department. Please consider the PDF Proposal scoring
rubric when developing your proposal.
- Attach the following supporting documentation to the end of the proposal packet: (a)
references, (b) statement of support from department chairpersons, if the department
is also providing funds, this should be included in the letter of support, (c), a
budget, and (d) a budget narrative (the supporting documentation will not count toward
your page limit).
- Contact the College of Education Grant Office no later than three weeks before the
deadline notifying them of your intent to submit a proposal. Completed proposal packets
should be submitted to Rebecca Wessinger at RINEHARR@mailbox.sc.edu by 5:00 pm on the application deadline date listed above. You will receive an e-mail
- Funds are earmarked for the fiscal year in which the project is awarded. Approved projects must be completed during that fiscal year unless otherwise noted and approved by the committee.
The criteria used for evaluating the proposals are provided in the Professional Development Fund Proposal scoring rubric [pdf]. Successful proposals will be announced within six weeks of the proposal deadline. Successful applicants are expected to share their experiences with the faculty and staff within their department.