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VCCS OPD


VCCS Paul Lee Professional Development Grant Application

Contact Information (for system use only)


Description of Professional Development Project

Repeat the same title on the cover page of your proposal.

Write a brief abstract or summary of the purpose and contents of your proposal in 100 words or less. Do not include information that does not appear in the body of your proposal.

Discuss  the background leading to your proposed project, your major research question(s), how you propose to answer the question(s) or solve the problem(s), and the rationale. Limit response to 400 words or less.

Specify the steps involved in your project and include a projected timeline of activities. Be certain that the methodology justifies your proposed budget. Limit response to 400 words or less.

Specifically, who will benefit from your work and how? How will your students, your discipline, and/or your college benefit from your activity? Are there any other potential benefits for the community and/or VCCS? Be specific but brief. You may also address how the grant may help you fulfill your professional goals. Limit response to 300 words or less.

Describe interaction with colleagues and offices inside and/or outside the college in the development and implementation of this project. Do not identify individuals or your college by name. If funding or time is to be split among more than one author, please indicate in this section. Be specific but brief.

Describe how you will assess each of the target outcomes described in #5 above. Consult with your Office of Institutional Research to develop valid and reliable assessment plans. Limit response to 300 words or less.


Technical Information

If yes, please give the semester, year, and title of the proposal.

For example:

  • SP2009-150P-FF means a Spring 2009 professional development grant (P) numbered 150 that was fully funded (FF).
  • F2009-150P-PF means a Fall 2009 professional development grant (P) numbered 150 that was partially funded (PF).

 

If yes, specify semester and year, grant number and title for each grant that you have received.

Note: Overdue final reports must be submitted before a subsequent grant award can be made.

Answer yes if this proposal builds on your last VCCS professional development grant award and answer no if it is a new proposal. If this is a continuation proposal, the applicant is required to have previously submitted a final report to receive further funding.

If you have another source of grant funding either from inside or outside the college, please indicate here. If “yes,” be specific in your budget section about how this grant award will supplement and enhance existing grant funding.

 

It may be for time (5a), expenses (5b), or a combination of the two. For help in constructing your budget click link to Virginia per diem calculator.

    For fall/spring submission: Indicate the number of semester hours of time that you are requesting. The total amount will be stated in the space provided by multiplying the requested hours by $750. This amount will be sent to your college to reimburse an adjunct faculty replacement, or to award to the applicant minus taxes and social security.

    Provide a cost outline that clearly supports the methodology section of your proposal. Grant money will be provided for approved reimbursable expenses only. Be specific about the dollar amount of each item requested and provide information as to how you derived the estimated cost, e.g. vendor quotes, business office estimates, catalog research, etc. The maximum award for expenses is $5000.

      Mark to indicate the semester for which your grant application is being made. Next to the semester, enter the appropriate year. NOTE: This is not the semester in which you apply. It is the semester in which you will carry out your project.

      You are strongly encouraged to share the results of your research with your students and/or with colleagues at your college, peer group meetings, local conferences, national professional association meetings, and by publication in “Inquiry – The Journal of the Virginia Community Colleges”.

      I am willing to present the findings of my research grant at (Check all that apply.):

      NOTES:

      1. Materials developed or created while employed by the Commonwealth of Virginia are subject to Section 12, Intellectual Property, of the "VCCS Manual.” Any materials developed or created in full or in part through VCCS Professional Development Grant Awards should acknowledge the contribution of the college and the VCCS. (Refer to Section 12, “VCCS Policy Manual”).

      2. Any publication or presentation that results from a VCCS grant must include a statement that the project was funded wholly or partially through the VCCS Office of Professional Development.

      3. The decision of the committee is final.

      4. Submit this VCCS professional development grant application online by 5:00 pm EST on the deadline date. No paper or hard copies will be accepted.

      5. Scan the completed cover page with required signatures and email to The Office of Professional Development at opd@vccs.edu by 5:00 pm EST on the deadline date.

      6. The following colleges require that you first route your proposal to their person in charge of grants:

      At ESCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grant Development prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact James McGowan at mcgowan@es.vccs.edu or (757) 789-7985 for assistance.

      At JSRCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Institutional Development prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact Nancy Mihalko at nmihalko@reynolds.edu or (804) 523-5814 for assistance.

      At NVCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grant Development prior to being submitted electronically. Please contract Susi Mattheisen at smattheisen@nvcc.edu or (703) 323-3154 for assistance.

      At PHCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grant Development prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact Sara Beth Keyser at skeyser@patrickhenry.edu or (276) 656-0322 for assistance.

      At RCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Research, Effectiveness, and Planning prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact Glenda Haynie at ghaynie@rappahannock.edu or (804) 333-6719 for assistance.

      At TCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact Betsy Foushee at bfoushee@tcc.edu or (757) 822-1646 for assistance.

      At TNCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Development prior to being submitted electronically. Please contact Terry Wagner at wagnert@tncc.edu or (757) 258-6675 for assistance.

      At VWCC, all proposals must go through the Office of Grant Development and Special Projects prior to being submitted electronically. Please contract Marilyn Herbert-Ashton at mherbert-ashton@virginiawestern.edu or (540) 857-6372 for assistance.

      Upon submitting the form, a confirmation page, including all the submitted data, will appear.  Please print out the confirmation page.
      If you realize you have made an error on your form after hitting the submit button, please contact The Office of Professional Development at opd@vccs.edu.