Faculty scholarship grants

Three Bluffton University endowed faculty scholarship grants each provide one six-credit-hour release over a two-year period. These grants are made possible by generous gifts by the Trollinger, Karl V. Schultz and Naomi E. Lehman families.

faculty scholarship grant applications:

  • Endowed faculty scholarship grants are available to any tenured or tenure-track faculty member with a minimum of three years teaching experience at Bluffton University.
  • Applicants are required to submit a two to three page proposal which includes:
    • Description of the scholarly or creative work proposed.
    • Relationship of this proposal to previous and on-going scholarly pursuits.
    • The specific methods by which the scholarly or creative objectives will be achieved.
    • The theoretical and/or practical significance of the scholarly or creative work.
    • Possible venues through which the scholarly or creative work will be made available to the larger public.
    • The anticipated time schedule for completing this work, including the anticipated semester(s) in which the release time will be used.
  • In addition to the application, please attach a one to two page curriculum vitae, with attention to past scholarly achievements that would indicate the likelihood of success in the endowed faculty scholarship grant program.
  • Applications are due to the Faculty Development Committee by Nov. 30, with decisions announced by Dec. 14, for grants to begin the following academic year.
  • Applications will be assessed by the Faculty Development Committee on the basis of their objectives, methodology, significance, mission fit, likelihood of success and adherence to the aforementioned guidelines.
  • The highest-rated application will be sent to the vice president and dean of academic affairs and the president for their consideration and approval.