Faculty Development Stipend

2024-2025 Stipend Cycle’s Due date: April 30, 2024

The Faculty Development Award was initially established in the 1990s at the initiative of the Faculty Development Committee of the BMCC Academic Senate. From 2023 to 2024, it was designated as a stipend. Please note that this means that fund is awarded as a taxable stipend. The Faculty Development Committee organizes the “Request for Proposals”; it is stipended by the Office of Academic Affairs and overseen by the Dean of Faculty. Its purpose is to support full-time faculty members in their scholarly and creative activities. Full-time faculty throughout the college are encouraged to apply. Faculty may apply only as individuals.

The 2024-2025 applications

  • The fund cover projects up to $3,000* (Please note the amount may differ after taxes are deducted as this is a taxable stipend).
  • Full-time tenured or tenure track faculty may request fees not limited to attending virtual/remote and in-person conferences, publications, materials, and supplies. These payments are given as a taxable stipend, so please plan accordingly.
  • No reassigned time or summer salary allowed for the 2024-2025 cycle
  • Faculty who do not meet the eligibility requirements for submitting proposals, including submitting an anonymous proposal, will not be considered.
  • Recipients will be required to submit a one-page report after the end of the grant period with the outcomes and results of their project to the official designate of Academic Affairs. Failure to submit this report will affect eligibility for future applications. This report will be posted on the Academic Senate website.

​Please direct any questions related to the “Request for Proposals” to the Faculty Development Committee (facultydevelopmentcommittee@bmcc.cuny.edu).
 For all other questions, including disbursement of Stipends, please contact the Dean of Faculty (gfernandez@bmcc.cuny.edu).

*Disclaimer: Please note that for the 2024-2025 cycle, funds will be given to recipients as a taxable stipend. Please take this into consideration as you prepare your budget. 2023-2024 recipients reported a taxable amount greater than 40%.


  • April 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. is the due date to submit “Faculty Development Stipend” applications. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • June 2024: Academic Affairs will notify faculty about the status of the proposals.
  • July 2024: Start of the 2024-2025 cycle.
  • June 2025: End of the 2024-2025 cycle.

Eligibility Requirements

  • I am a full-time faculty member at BMCC as of September 2024.
  • I have not received or applied for any other BMCC or CUNY grants/funds for this proposed project, nor have I applied for or received Stipending from any outside source (including PSC-CUNY, Research in the Classroom Grant, CC Research Grant).
  • The proposed project is within the guidelines, policies, and restrictions of the IRB and copyright laws.
  • I have no other work-related commitments that conflict with this research during the grant period.
  • I have not received a BMCC Faculty Development Stipend, formerly the Faculty Development Grant for the 2022-2023 or 2023-2024 Cycles (the cycles correspond with fiscal years).
  • The proposal does not include any information that identifies the author

Proposal Package:

The application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on April 30, 2024 through the online application system. No applications will be accepted by email.

The proposal package must include the following:

  • Abstract describing the project (100 words).
  • Proposal (3-5 pages): a well-organized description of the project, single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font. DO NOT include your name or any information that identifies you in the proposal, as proposals will be evaluated by a double-blind peer review process. Applications that fail to follow these guidelines will not be considered. The following sections must be included:
  1. Project Narrative (maximum 3 pages) should include:
    1. Jargon-free language.
    2. Discussion of the purpose and broader significance of the project.
    3. Evaluation of its potential contribution to the field.
    4. Brief explanation of the applicant’s qualifications to execute the proposed project and how the project enhances the applicant’s professional development.
    5. Dissemination plan (specific journals, publications, conferences, exhibitions, performances etc.).
    6. If the work for which an applicant is seeking Stipend is part of a larger project, the progress made on that project must be made clear and must contain an explanation of how the proposed work will be incorporated within that project.
    7. Permits, copyright releases, licenses, IRB, or other authorizations necessary for execution of this project must be included.
    8. Selected bibliography might be included if appropriate as part of the 3-5 page length.
  2. Timeline:
    1. Must include a clear and attainable development plan with a completion date no later than June 30, 2024.
    2. If IRB approval is necessary, the deadlines must be clearly stated. No funding will be provided until IRB approval is obtained.
  3. Itemized Budget:
    1. The maximum stipend amount is $3,000* (Please note the amount may differ after taxes are deducted as this is a taxable stipend)
    2. At this time, reassign time and summer salary cannot be requested.
      Applicants must include a brief justification of the budget, explaining how the Stipends will be used to support the project.
    3. Money will be disbursed upon proof of executed activities in a taxable stipend.
    4. If equipment is purchased, recipients will receive a taxable stipend; equipment will become the property of BMCC.
    5. Virtual/online and in-person conference fees will be reimbursed in the form of a taxable stipend. Travel must be approved.
  4. Supporting Materials (such as images, links to film clips, charts, publishing contracts, etc.) that are directly relevant to the proposed project and help establish applicant’s credentials.

*Disclaimer: Please note that for the 2024-2025 cycle, funds will be given to recipients as a taxable stipend. Please take this into consideration as you prepare your budget. 2023-2024 recipients reported a taxable amount greater than 40%

The following Rubric for Evaluation will be followed to evaluate the proposals. Publications resulting from the grant should acknowledge the grant and a copy should be submitted to Senior Vice President and Provost Erwin Wong. It is encouraged that open access publications be submitted to CUNY Academic Works.

Additional information including recent recipients and samples of previous applications can be found here.

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