Faculty Scholarship Account (FSA)

Each full-time faculty is eligible to receive $750 annually. Managed by each School Dean’s office, these funds reimburse eligible expenses associated with scholarly and creative activities or faculty professional development, consistent with the faculty’s departmental APT document. All pre-approval requests for the use of FSA funds must be submitted by May 30, 2023. Requests submitted after this date will not be considered or approved.


All full-time faculty: tenure-track, tenured, and renewable lecturer.


Full-time, tenure track and tenured faculty, and renewable lecturers may receive an allotment up to $750 for each fiscal year for the purposes listed below. The Dean’s Office will track expenditures for each faculty member. Any funds not used by end of the fiscal year will be eliminated. There will be no roll over.

Eligible Expenses

FSA reimburses approved expenses associated with a wide range of professional activities, such as:

  • Travel to present or attend a conference or workshop, do an artistic performance, or conduct research, justified based on scholarly or professional expectations described within the departmental APT document.
  • Purchases of lab or studio supplies, research documents, data, or software that cannot be funded through other means, or shipment of artwork to an exhibit. Faculty will be asked to provide vendor quotes for comparison.
  • Other academic uses deemed appropriate by your School Dean (i.e. partial reimbursement for publications that meet open access requirements).

Ineligible Expenses

Professional membership, journal subscriptions, curriculum development costs, computer equipment and technology available through other campus sources, and books.

Accessing Funds

Contact your department secretary before incurring expenses to: (a) be sure activities are eligible; (b) complete the necessary State forms; and (c) complete the Faculty Scholarship Account Pre-approval/Reimbursement Form. The completed forms with appropriate documentation should then be forwarded by the department’s administrative assistant to your School Dean’s Office for approval.

FSA Pre-approval/Reimbursement Form and Instructions for Processing

Follow the instructions provided carefully. A separate form is required for each transaction. Incomplete/incorrect forms will be returned. Should you have questions, consult your administrative assistant or School Dean’s Office.

FSA Guideline Information & Form


Helpful Links

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