Criteria for Awards

Please use these criteria to support your proposal

  1. The project provides demonstrated evidence of scholarship/creative work of the individual, group, or the university at large. In particular, projects that further the strategic plan of the university by enhancing the visibility and recognition of the institution will receive priority.
  2. The project will lead to one or more tangible outcomes, such as:
    • Publications
    • Presentations at public conferences*
    • Artistic exhibitions, performances or productions, or
    • Scientific specimen collections or displays
  3. The faculty member has not received the maximum Hewlett Grant award ($1250) during the current academic year (defined here as September 1 - August 31), barring special circumstances.
  4. Award and distribution of Hewlett Grants is based on available funds. The Faculty Affairs and Development Committee will give priority to:
    • Grant applications that clearly demonstrate the nature and scope of the research/creative work proposal and describe the venue for presentation
    • Grant applications that demonstrate how the proposal fits within the applicant's overall professional development and research/creative work agenda
  5. Input from academic deans and/or department chairs may be solicited to assist FADC in the decision-making process. Final decisions will be made by the members of FADC.

It is not within the purview of FADC to consider requests for equipment and related purchases.


* Priority will be given to faculty members who are presenting their own original scholarly/creative work in the form of conference presentations and/or exhibitions/performances/productions. When sufficient funds are available, FADC will give secondary consideration to proposals in which the faculty member is serving as second presenter, panelist, student research mentor, convener, or some other relevant role.