Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Faculty Career Development Award (FCDA) Recipients.

Below, please find several FAQs related to the FCDA:

Who is eligible to apply for FCDA?

  • Regular rank Assistant Professors, Assistant Professors-in-Residence and Acting Professors (in the Law School) are eligible to apply for this award.

When is the Faculty Career Development Award Period?

  • The award period runs from July 1 – June 30 of the respective award fiscal year.

What can the FCDA funds be used for?

  • Funds should be used to support research activities as outlined in your original application, including (but not limited to) student researcher salaries, travel expenses related to conferences/research, publishing costs, etc.
  • Funds should not be used towards faculty salary, such as summer ninths, course release/buyout, stipends, associated faculty salary benefits costs or other expenses that violate University policy or laws such as medical expenses or dependent care expenses.
  • Additional is not provided for any benefit costs incurred related to student researcher salaries.
  • Funds should not be used in place of any other dean or departmental commitments.

How do I obtain the FCDA funds?

  • Please have your fund managers complete the FCDA Fund Form.
  • FCDA funding can only be transferred into a research account (44xxxx or 40xxxx).
  • The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has 19900 funds available for this commitment.
  • The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will contact General Accounting to establish a link between your account/cc and our 19900 funds; funds can be expended beginning July 1.
  • Funds will be transferred as soon as the allocations are received by the EDI Office, which is typically in August.

Can I make changes to my budget outline after the award is granted?

  • FCDA funds must be used in the manner designated in your application.

The award period has concluded, what information do I need to report?

  • Year-end summaries of your research activities are due by July 30, the month following the end of your award period, to
  • A detailed description of how funds were used must be included in your year-end summary.

Are there any time limits or restrictions on this award?

  • FCDA funds must be used during the award period (July 1 – June 30).
  • Any remaining funds which have not been used by the end of the award period, will be returned to the EDI Faculty Career Development Award funding pool.

I did not use all of my funds during the fiscal year, can I request an extension?

  • No, recipients must use funding by the end of the award period (June 30).

If there are any further questions regarding the award funds, please contact Randi Kusumi.