The Elon University teacher-scholar statement emphasizes the interconnection between ongoing scholarship and creative activity to teaching and the intellectual life of faculty and a campus. Elon offers several programs to support faculty research and development. Click on the links below to learn more about each type of funding.

Funds for Stipend

Funds given directly to an applicant, included in one or more paychecks. Counted as income and subject to taxes. These include Faculty Research & Development Summer Fellowships; Faculty Research & Development Hultquist Funds; Summer Research (Through Deans’ Offices); New Faculty Summer Research Funds; Community-Based Learning Research Scholar; Center for Writing Excellence Grants; and Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Grants.

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Funds for Replacement

Funds given to a school or department to replace an applicant for a course or a semester. These include Probationary Faculty Reassigned Time (By Departments, Through Deans’ Offices); Faculty Reassigned Time (From Deans); Faculty Research & Development Sabbaticals; New Faculty Teaching Sabbaticals; Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Scholars; and Post-Probationary Faculty Development Review Committee reassigned times.

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Funds for Reimbursement

Funds given to an applicant for expenses for travel, equipment, supplies, registration, etc. These generally require a receipt or an invoice to document purchase/service before the reimbursement or payment is made. These include Deans’ Travel Funds; Deans’ Professional Development Funds; Faculty Research & Development Funds for Research, Development, Advanced Study; Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Travel Funds; Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Grants; Academic Technology Committee (ATC) Grants; and Summer Research Funds Through Deans’ Offices.

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