Thomas E. Wenzlau (TEW) Grants for Faculty and Curricular Development

The Thomas E. Wenzlau (TEW) Presidential Discretionary Fund is an endowment used for institutional self-renewal and faculty and curricular development. Under the terms of the endowment, at the discretion of the President, funds may be designated and used for faculty development projects. Traditionally, the President has divided those funds in such a way that a large portion of them are made available directly to faculty for TEW Grants. Since the TEW Fund was created primarily to improve the quality of teaching, teaching and curricular development proposals take preference over scholarly research. Generally, the most favorable reviews are given to proposals with a well-thought out research/development plan, a judicious and well-developed budget, and that will clearly advance the faculty member’s competence in teaching and/or research.

Review process: Associate Dean for Faculty Development and TEW Committee (ad hoc)

Due date for proposals: October 15 and February 1

Decision date: Approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline

Funding dates: October 15 deadline (calendar year: January 1 - December 31 of the following year); February 1 deadline (fiscal year: July 1 - June 30 of the following year)

Approximate annual funding: $100,000

TEW Presidential Discretionary Fund: Call for Proposals (PDF)