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CHSP Advancing Scholarship in Research and Education (ASPIRE) Grants

The College of Health Sciences and Professions Grants to Advance Scholarship in Research and Education is an internal grant mechanism to support small projects that can be carried out in a short period of time. 

The two pathways are:

1. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

To foster innovative and rigorous exploration of pedagogical approaches, techniques, or environments relevant to preparing students to work in healthcare professions.  Focus on documentation and analysis of student outcomes.

PI Eligibility: Full-time CHSP faculty members with research expectations in workload (who have not received funding through this pathway for 2 years).

Award level:  Up to two (2) grants up to $8,000 each for meritorious proposals

Award period: June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023.  No extensions.  All expenses must be posted by May 31, 2023.

Award guidelines can be found here.

Application: Applicants must complete an online application at 2021-22 CHSP ASPIRE Faculty Research Grant and be prepared to upload the consolidated PDF file as described in the award guidelines.

Application deadline: February 21, 2022

2. Clinical/Translational/Population Health Research

To support innovative and rigorous research with good potential for external funding and / or entrepreneurship in health sciences and professions (e.g., aging, chronic disease, wellness, human performance, substance abuse, rural health, infectious disease, health care delivery, mental health, disabilities.

Award level:  Up to two (2) grants up to $12,000 each for meritorious proposals.

Award period: June 1, 2022 - May 31, 2023.  No extensions.  All expenses must be posted by May 31, 2023.

Award guidelines can be found here.

Application: Applicants must complete an online application at 2021-22 CHSP ASPIRE Faculty Research Grant and be prepared to upload the consolidated PDF file as described in the award guidelines.

Application deadline: February 21, 2022

CHSP Excellence in Online Teaching Award

This award recognizes and rewards superior online teaching, provides models of excellence for fellow faculty, and encourages all faculty to continue to improve and advance their online teaching pedagogy.  The recipient will also be recognized at the CHSP Spring Awards Ceremony.

Eligibility:  All full-time faculty (all groups and ranks) in the College of Health Sciences and Professions are eligible to receive this award.  A recipient may not receive the award in consecutive years.

Award level:  The award is $1,000, which will be paid directly to the recipient (via payroll).

Award period: AY 2021-2022

Award guidelines can be found here.

Application: Applicants must complete an online application at 2021-22 CHSP Excellence in Online Teaching Award and be prepared to upload the consolidated PDF file as described in the award guidelines.

Application deadline: February 21, 2022

CHSP Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award

During the Bicentennial Campaign, this monetary award was made possible through several CHSP donors who place value on the ability of faculty to engage in productive research and creative activity. The recipient will also be recognized at the CHSP Spring Awards Ceremony.

Eligibility:  Group 1 faculty members in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.  A recipient may not receive the award in consecutive years.

Award level:  The award is $1,000, which will be paid directly to the recipient (via payroll).

Award period: AY 2021-2022

Award guidelines can be found here.

Application: Applicants must complete an online application at 2021-22 CHSP Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award and be prepared to upload the consolidated PDF file as described in the award guidelines.

Application deadline: February 21, 2022

CHSP Innovative Teaching Award

During the Bicentennial Campaign, this monetary award was made possible through several CHHS/CHSP donors who place value on the ability of faculty to stimulate, engage, challenge, and mentor students at any level in the educational process.  The recipient will also be recognized at the CHSP Spring Awards Ceremony.

Eligibility:  Group 1 faculty members in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.  A recipient may not receive the award in consecutive years.

Award level:  The award is $1,000, which will be paid directly to the recipient (via payroll).

Award period: AY 2021-2022

Award guidelines can be found here.

Application: Applicants must complete an online application at 2021-22 CHSP Innovative Teaching Award and be prepared to upload the consolidated PDF file as described in the award guidelines.

Application deadline: February 21, 2022

CHSP Inspirational Teaching Award

This award recognizes a CHSP faculty member who provided an education experience found to be inspiring and ultimately had a positive impact on student learning.  Current undergraduate students with senior standing, current graduate students with at least 18 completed credit hours, and CHSP alumni may nominate a faculty member and share why the faculty member's teaching was inspirational and how it has influences them over time. The recipient will also be recognized at the CHSP Spring Awards Ceremony.

Eligibility:  All full-time faculty in the College of Health Sciences and Professions are eligible to receive this award.  A recipient may not receive the award in consecutive years.

Award level:  The award is $1,000, which will be paid directly to the recipient (via payroll).

Award period: AY 2021-2022

Award guidelines can be found here.

Application: Nominations are accepted via the online portal at: 2021-22 CHSP Inspirational Teaching Award Nominations.

Application deadline: February 21, 2022

Lee Cibrowski Faculty Advising and Mentoring Award

The Lee Cibrowski Faculty Advising and Mentoring Award was created to recognize outstanding mentoring activities and accomplishments achieved by faculty members.  For the purposed of the award, mentorship is defined as any activity in which a faculty member works with students to enhance their knowledge, skills, or career direction through teaching, research or academic advising activities.  A characteristic of strong mentorship is a meaningful pattern of interaction between the faculty member and students that contributes to students' academic and intellectual growth  The recipient will also be recognized at the CHSP Spring Awards Ceremony.

Eligibility:  All full-time faculty members from programs formerly affiliated with the College of Health Sciences and Professions are eligible for this award.  Areas/programs include:

  • College of Fine Arts, School of Art
    • Interior Architecture
  • College of Business
    • Department of Sports Administration
  • Patton College of Education
    • Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy
    • Department of Human and Consumer Science Education
  • College of Health Sciences and Professions
    • School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences
    • Department of Social and Public Health
      • Child and Family Studies

Award level:  The award is $1,000, which will be paid directly to the recipient (via payroll).

Award period: AY 2021-2022

Award guidelines can be found here.

Application: Nominations are accepted via the online portal at: 2021-22 Lee Cibrowski Faculty Advising and Mentoring Award Nominations.

Application deadline: February 21, 2022

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