Faculty Development

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Pathways to Tenure Grant

This grant, formerly known as the Probationary Faculty Grant, provides support to assist untenured faculty members in moving forward with their scholarship, research or creative activities. Awardees will have the option to either receive reassigned time (one course reduction) or access to a Faculty Success Program to leverage their success in higher education. 

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TUC Learning-Centered Teaching Opportunities

An internal Faculty Development opportunity to develop and implement innovative teaching ideas to promote your learning-centered instruction. Participants receive access to a faculty learning community and a stipend. Opportunities for next year will be posted in early fall. 

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Professional Development Grant

This grant, formerly known as the Faculty Success Grant is for faculty who would like to engage in a professional development activity and make a compelling case that this opportunity would directly benefit multiple areas of faculty engagement (teaching, scholarship & service). 

Other Funding Opportunities

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CSUN Research Scholarship & Creative Activities Awards

Each year, the CSU Chancellor's Office provides funding to each campus to support faculty research, scholarship and creative activity, interpreted broadly to mean the disciplined quest for broadening human understanding. The Research & Sponsored Projects office (RSP) also offers a Summer Grant Program to provide additional pay to support the development of a proposal for external funding.

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CSUN Diversity & Equity Innovation Grant

A grant established to support educational projects, scholarly research, creative activities and other programmatic initiatives that promote diversity, equity and inclusion, anti-racism and social justice for the benefit of the CSUN community; sponsored by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost in conjunction with the President’s Commission on Diversity & Inclusion.

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CSUN Service-Learning Teaching Grant

Provides CSUN faculty with support as they develop and implement innovative ideas that promote learning-centered instruction

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CSUN Research Fellows Program

Tenured and probationary faculty are invited to submit proposals to become a Research Fellow with the outstanding recognition and formal temporary appointment to pursue compelling research or a creative activity. It is an appointment of distinction and honor.

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Summary of Internal Funding Opportunities

A non-exhaustive list of resources for CSUN faculty that includes internal funding and award opportunities for CSUN faculty. College-specific opportunities are also included. *Disclaimer: The information and links on this site were last updated on 07/23/2023

Where is FacDev located?

Valera Hall 215 (formerly University Hall)
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8473


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Who are the people in FacDev?

FacDev Base Team
Faculty Affiliates
Faculty Peer Reviewers
New Faculty Foundations Committee
Pathways to Tenure Grant Review Committee
Active Learning Ambassadors
eLearning Ambassadors