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CAPD Grants and Awards

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The Committee for Academic Planning and Development (CAPD) is pleased to announce the availability of a number of grants and awards available to members of the Pacific faculty.  The application forms can be found on the CAPD Sakai site.  If you have any questions about the grants or the application process or accessing the Sakai site, please contact Qingwen Dong via

The following grants and awards are available for Spring 2015:
1.  Travel Grants

Faculty can submit proposals for full or partial reimbursement for travel to conferences or workshops that focus on improving teaching and student learning. CAPD will fund part or all of costs including registration, travel, and lodging.  Preferences will be given to requests showing additional funding from other sources. The grant may not be used for student travels or field trips.   

2.  Small Project Grants
Faculty can request support for the development or acquisition of innovative materials for teaching in discipline-specific or interdisciplinary courses.  This includes classroom or protocol based research on learning, assessment of learning, using new or innovative techniques or materials to introduce class concepts, or training of faculty on new techniques or class materials.  Individual requests cannot exceed $1,500 per year, and group projects cannot exceed $3,500.

3.  Rupley-Church Grants for International Relations
The committee can award multiple grants up to $3,000 per grant (depending upon fund availability.)  This award is to encourage greater understanding of the international community by both faculty and students. Award money can be used for, but is not limited to international travel and conferences that are designed to further a faculty member's cultural understanding, with the emphasis on the integration of this understanding into his/her courses at Pacific.

4.  Hoefer Prize for Leadership in Experiential Learning
This award (up to $2,000, depending on fund availability) is brought to us by The Hoefer Family Foundation.  As its title says, the prize is to encourage, recognize and reward faculty members who have achieved a record of outstanding contributions to an academic program through the development of supervision of internships or other experiential learning tools.  

5.  Eberhardt Teacher/Scholar Award
Through the generosity of the Eberhardt family, the Eberhardt Teacher/Scholar Awards have been established to reward exemplary teaching and scholarship. Since 1989, nominations are solicited annually for five faculty members.  Each award provides a stipend of $2,000 to be placed in a special account and used for professional expenses at the discretion of the awardees.   

Deadline for all applications: Friday, April 3rd @ 5:00PM  
Please submit your application as a PDF file via email to the CAPD Chair (Qingwen Dong ) at  

*A Dean's signature is required on all applications-applications will not be reviewed without this signature.
*Preferences will be given to proposals of activities which have not taken place before the application deadline.