The HSU Emeritus & Retired Faculty Association accepts applications for cash awards to support the professional development of junior faculty who have demonstrated outstanding promise. These awards, which are intended to supplement other assistance, are open to lecturers and tenure track faculty.
Preference will be given to applicants who have not received an award before.
Proposals may relate to teaching effectiveness, scholarly or creative activity, or service to the University or the community.
Your application should include: a completed coversheet (page two of the above document); a brief account of past professional work; a short description of how a proposed project will contribute to further professional development and eventual achievement of tenure; and a description of other forms of professional support, including financial support, offered or denied by other sources. Applications may be up to three  pages long.
Awards of up to $1000 each will be made upon evaluations of the applicant’s prior work and on the relationship of the proposal to further professional development. Even small awards are competitive. Preference is generally given to work that applies to two or more aspects of the tenure evaluation, e.g. research proposals and submission of papers with student involvement or requests for teaching materials and equipment often are given preference over a faculty member’s individual performance or solo presentation of a paper at a professional conference.
Funding can be requested for services, fees, materials, or travel.
2018 ERFA Faculty Award Recipients:
Barbara Clucas, Department of Wildlife
Melissa Hawkins, Department of Biological Sciences
Margarita Otero-Diaz, Environmental Resources Engineering
Michihiro Clark Sugata, Department of Sociology
(Margarita Otero-Diaz, Melissa Hawkins, Michihiro Clark Sugata, John Schafer, Lisa A. Rossbacher)
If you have questions about the annual ERFA Faculty Awards, you may contact ERFA coordinator, Emeritus Professor John Schafer.