Faculty Research/Professional Development Funds (FR/PDF) are available as reimbursement to faculty for expenses related to their research, scholarship and the dissemination of the results of their work.
The objective in creating the FR/PDF is to create easily accessible funds for faculty to use in advancing their research and professional development. Much like a pre-approved line of credit, the FR/PDF funding process is designed to give you immediate spending flexibility along with the security of knowing that a portion of those expenses will be reimbursed.
Tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible for up to $2,000 per fiscal year (including their sabbatical years), and fulltime visiting faculty members are eligible for up to $1,000 per fiscal year. Fulltime visiting faculty hired on a semester basis are eligible for up to $500 per semester (excluding summer). Senior Adjunct faculty are eligible for up to $500 per fiscal year. (Unused funds cannot be carried forward into the next fiscal year.)
A spending account has been established for each faculty member. Each account is monitored by the Administrative Assistant for Budgets and IT Planning in the Office of the Provost. By August of the fiscal year, each eligible faculty member receives a packet of information regarding the FR/PDF, including their account number, a guidelines/instructions document, a sample copy of the reimbursement form, and an FAQ sheet.
Any questions regarding the Faculty Research/Professional Development Funds (FR/PDF) should be directed to Kathy Hertzler in the Office of the Provost (291-3982).