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Faculty Aides Program

Grant application requires this form to be filled out.

  • The grant gives selected students an opportunity to learn some of the personal problems and activities related to their major interest of study via close working association with a faculty professional and department in that major field.
  • The program does NOT include the use of Faculty Aides for grading essay exams and term papers, proctoring exams, and leading class discussions.
  • Secretarial work is NOT appropriate for an aide.
  • Please submit grants on MyWitt, forms are located on the Forms tab
  • Instructions for submitting grant proposals through sharepoint.

Grant Deadlines

This program selects students of any rank (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior) who are on work grant programs to aid faculty in their daily University tasks and personal research or creative activity.

The purpose of the program is to assist faculty through more effective use of work grant funds. The program frees faculty of some of the tasks that take time away from their teaching, creative and research activities and allows them more time to be better prepared and thought-provoking faculty.

The program does not, however, include the use of Faculty Aides for grading essay exams and term papers, proctoring exams, and leading class discussions. Nor is secretarial work appropriate for an aide. The program gives selected students an opportunity to learn some of the personal problems and activities related to their major interest of study via a close working association with a faculty professional and department in that major field.

Eligibility And Use Of Funds

Grants may be made only to full-time faculty members (including both faculty in a shared position) at Wittenberg University and adjunct faculty members holding rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor or above. Adjunct Faculty shall be eligible for the same level of funding as full-time faculty. Dissertation research or other research designed to meet requirements toward a degree will not be considered eligible. The Board will give special consideration to faculty who have never received a faculty research fund grant. For faculty who have previously received grants, preference will be given to those who have filed reports in a timely fashion.

Requests for grants from the Board should be made in the amount of actual expenses, taking into account additional sources of funding for which the applicant is applying. All equipment and materials of continuing value to the University that are purchased with the grant funds shall become the property of Wittenberg University.

The grant period is for twelve months, starting from the date the grant is awarded; reports are due one month after the end of the grant period. Any funds not spent by the end of the grant period revert immediately to the Board. A faculty grantee may request (in writing no later than the report deadline) a continuation of funds not expended. Requests for extension should include a report on the project thus far, the reason an extension is being requested, and a plan for the completion of the project. The Board will review the request and make its recommendation to continue or discontinue support. Only one extension will be granted.

At the termination of the grant period, the faculty member shall submit a written report to the Board, which includes a financial statement covering the funds expended and an account of the results of the research to date. Those who are delinquent in reporting will receive lesser consideration for later funding requests. At least one copy of any publication or exhibition/performance programs resulting from projects supported by these grants shall also be filed with the Board for subsequent deposit in the Library.

Examples of appropriate funding requests include equipment costs; travel for research purposes; fees for manuscript preparation; journal publication per page fees; specialized, unique or currently unavailable software (if essential to research); or exhibition, recording and performance costs.

Fund requests WILL NOT be considered for subsidizing book publication through direct payments to publisher; dissertation publication or research; attendance or presentation at professional meetings; projects that focus on teaching preparation; journal subscriptions or offprint charges; or basic computer hardware equipment, monitors, and/or printers.

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