Professional Development Committee Guidelines
The goal of PDC is to help allocate resources to equitably fund faculty professional development.
Wise Summer Grants
Wise Summer Grants support proposals for scholarly projects on which substantial progress can be made during the summer. The project should lead to an identifiable outcome, such as a chapter in a book, an article in an academic publication, poems, a play, a short story, or a conference paper. The project may be part of a larger program of research, but should have a scope and expected result suited to the summer period.
Nyce Faculty Development Funds
Funds available to enhance understanding and teaching abilities with reference to Latin America through travel and study of social, economic, political, cultural, and/or religious heritage of the region and the current realities of life for the people of the Latin American countries.
The main purpose of the summer research grant is to facilitate the development ofSoTL projects that will have the potential to be presented off-campus in some peer-reviewedform (either through presentation at a conference, or publication). However, we fundSoTL projects at all stages of development.
Sowell Scholars Faculty Grant
The recipient of the Sowell Scholars Faculty Grant shall be awarded $2,500 a year, for a three-year period, to pursue scholarly research that leads to peer-reviewed publication within the humanities (as generally defined in the Faculty Manual). The main focus of the work should not be on teaching. The recipient must be a member of the Juniata College Faculty, but does not have to hold an appointment within a humanities discipline.