Here are a number of grants available to support faculty in the early stages of their careers as they strive to balance child care and family responsibilities with the demands of academic life.
Faculty Career Development Awards are given annually to assistant professors, providing research support at a critical time in the pre-tenure stage. Awards are made in the form of summer ninths, one-quarter sabbatical supplements, full-quarter research leaves with salary, or a lump-sum of $3,000. Approximately 30 awards are granted annually.
The Regents’ Professors and Lecturers Program permits the appointment, on a visiting basis, of distinguished leaders from non-academic fields to enrich UCLA’s instructional program. A Regents’ Professor serves for one quarter and normally teaches one or more courses during the year. Regents’ Lecturers are available for participation in the instructional activities of the sponsoring department and other interested academic units and for informal consultations with students and faculty.
The TSG mechanism was initiated in Spring 2011 with the objective of stimulating multidisciplinary research and creating new areas of inquiry. Proposal solicitations are announced twice each year and awards provide support of up to $25,000 per project. To qualify for funding, research projects must be led by faculty members in “north campus” disciplines who are collaborating with co-investigators in distinctly different disciplines.
The Diversity and Faculty Development newsletters provide information about current funding opportunities.
The Office of Diversity and Faculty Development in partnership with the Institute of American Cultures is offering funding during the 2013-14 academic year to support new collaborative activities that broaden the scope of ethnic studies at UCLA.