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Faculty Incentives

  • 1.  Faculty Incentives

    CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 25 days ago
    Hi All,

    Does anyone have an effective faculty incentive program that is not tied to a faculty members promotion package. 

    Thanks so much,
    Nichelle

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    Nichelle Edwards
    Director, Office Sponsored Programs
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Washington, D.C. DC
    +1-202-706-5014
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  • 2.  RE: Faculty Incentives

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 23 days ago
    Hi Nichelle,

    Promotion and tenure and post tenure review incentives are the strongest incentives to engage in sponsored programs.  At Providence College, we are working toward a culture of scholarship through a variety of incentives.  We recognize faculty on social media, through eternal press releases, and internal publications .  We do not have financial incentives outside of the compensation package from the College (and tied to promotion and tenure), however we do have an outstanding/top scholar award that comes with an honorarium, small grant programs, and other kinds of incentives to encourage participation in sponsored program.  Are these the kinds of incentives you were referring to?  

    Kris

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    Kris A. Monahan, Ph.D.
    Director Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance
    Providence College
    Providence, RI
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  • 3.  RE: Faculty Incentives

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 22 days ago
    Paying faculty to prepare grant proposals failed utterly at a place I used to work.  Like, failed in a way that was just sad.  Proposals went up slightly and temporarily.  Awards did not.  And discontent was rampant on all sides, so the program was discontinued.  That said, it can be an incentive to offer a course release or reduced service to someone who's taking on a particularly complex proposal - I'm thinking of one of those that involves cross-campus collaborations and requires input from many offices and departments..... but SOMEONE has to coordinate the process and sit down and do quite a lot of the writing and synthesizing and thinking.  That same university had much better luck with a program to return a small portion of F&A to PIs with the stipulation that the money had to be used to grow their research program.  PIs really did like that.

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    Andrea Buford
    Director, Office of Sponsored Programs
    Oakland University
    Rochester MI
    (248) 370-3789
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  • 4.  RE: Faculty Incentives

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 22 days ago
    I totally agree with Andrea! Returning a small portion of IDC to PIs is an excellent incentive. It has worked out etremely well for us a we are in a building mode. 10% of recovered F&A is returned to the PIs.

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    Kris A. Monahan, Ph.D.
    Director Sponsored Projects and Research Compliance
    Providence College
    Providence, RI
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  • 5.  RE: Faculty Incentives

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 21 days ago
    Hello! 

    Ball State has the "SUBMIT" program that gives a small incentive for submitting proposals. We tied it to the Proposal Submission Policy to help us help our faculty with quality proposals (and give us time to review appropriately). I don't know that it ever really boosted submissions, and now they kind of expect it which is counterproductive, but it has helped with policy compliance. Faculty really like it because the incentive can be spent on a number of things, including to help their student researchers and for travel.  https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/sponsored-projects-administration/proposal-development/submit-program 

    We also do IDC recovery distribution to the faculty, departments, and colleges: https://ballstate.policytech.com/dotNet/documents/?docid=1991&public=true

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    Augusta Isley
    Senior Proposal Manager
    Ball State University
    amwray@bsu.edu
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  • 6.  RE: Faculty Incentives

    CAYUSE CHAMPION
    Posted 21 days ago
    Thank you for sharing your your program information at Ball State.  I will definitely take a look at that.  We do not currently  offer faculty incentives however, it is something I am interested in looking into as we are in the process of implementing a new policy that requires specific deadlines for proposal submission and IPF routing that is a rather large culture shift for our campus.  I would love to have Research Champions that are recognized or incentivized for their effort!

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    Jennifer Mills
    Senior Grants and Contract Specialist/ERA Administrator
    University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
    Tuscaloosa AL
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  • 7.  RE: Faculty Incentives

    CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 9 days ago
    Thanks everyone for the great feedback on this topic. It is clear from your responses that we need to visit the question of IDC redistribution.

    Nichelle

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    Nichelle Edwards
    Director, Office Sponsored Programs
    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    Washington, D.C. DC
    +1-202-706-5014
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