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Faculty Affairs News 019 -- October 16, 2014

REP/FDL Presentation
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 2-3 pm

The Mentis portal for submitting Research Enhancement Program grant proposals and Faculty Development Leave requests opens November 3. Join us for an information session on Thursday, October 23 in the Chemistry and Physics Building (CPB) 303 from 2:00-3:00 pm.  The Faculty Development Leave allows for one semester off at full pay to engage in research, or a year off at half the faculty member's salary. Faculty must have a tenure decision by the time the leave begins.  The Research Enhancement Program funds all tenure-track and tenured faculty who wish to engage in new research, providing upwards of $10,000 for individual grants for innovative proposals. The REP is intended to serve as 'seed money' to assist faculty in securing external funding for their research.  For questions on the REP, contact John Bricout For questions on the FDLs, contact Maria Martinez-Cosio

pilot program seeking faculty with grant ideas
Monday, October 27, 2014

A small number of UT Arlington faculty will be invited to participate in a pilot writing group program supported by UT Arlington’s Office of Foundation Relations and the Division of Faculty Affairs (DFA). Participating faculty will work with foundations staff to develop a grant application, identify funding sources and develop a budget through an eight-week process. Interested faculty must submit a project synopsis by Monday, October 27 to that responds to the following questions: What is your project? (Summary in 500 words or less); why is it important? Why are you the person who should be funded? Why at UT Arlington? Why now?

The goal of this pilot project is for participating faculty to complete a grant proposal by January 21, 2015. For questions, please contact Maria Martinez-Cosio at

international faculty exchanges brown bag
Monday, October 27, 12-1 pm

The Obama Administration in partnership with Latin American countries and private industry is making $25,000 grants available to higher education institutions that wish to develop international faculty and student exchanges. The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Initiative ( is one of several opportunities for UT Arlington faculty to explore developing partnerships with colleagues abroad. Join us Monday, October 27 from 12- 1 pm in the Central Library, room  315A as Jay Horn, UT Arlington's International Education Executive Director, and colleagues who've engaged in international exchanges share ideas and best practices for this type of work. RSVP at

engaging students conference- save the date
Friday, November 7, 2014, 1-4 pm

Join colleagues as we learn new techniques for engaging students from expert Nancy J. White (  This year's Engaging Students Conference is in partnership with the LINK Lab and will be limited to 50 participants. Check your electronic inbox for more information in the next week.


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