Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund

Student And Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund

Initially endowed by a generous gift from Hughlene and Bill Frank, The College of Arts and Sciences Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) Fund provides resources that can be used to transform the undergraduate and graduate experience and support faculty teaching, research and engagement. Typical past awards for faculty range from $100 to $1,000 and for students range from $100 to $500. These are university funds and all use of the money must comply with university spending guidelines and follow standard university policies and procedures. Note that the SAFE funds are intended to be supplementary and it is expected that you pursue other sources of funding before applying.

Faculty SAFE funds support:

  • Publication support for faculty
  • Support for outside speakers for lectures, class discussions and workshops
  • Purchase of research equipment/supplies/research participant incentives to be used by our students and faculty
  • Travel to archives or other research sites
  • Registration fees for professional development workshops

Student wages, including assistantships, and travel to conferences will NOT be supported for faculty

Student SAFE funds support:

  • Undergraduate and graduate student travel to present at professional workshops
  • Purchase of research equipment/supplies/research participant incentives to be used by our students and faculty
  • Travel to archives or other research sites

Each year, the College of Arts and Sciences provides two funding cycles. Applications for the Fall semester are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on the first Monday of October. Applications for the Spring semester are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on the second Monday of February. Faculty and students may only receive SAFE funds once per academic year.

Please contact  Mark Bradbury (bradburymd@appstate.edu) with any questions.

Faculty Application Form - via InfoReady Review Software

Student Application Form - via InfoReady Review Software

 

Interested in supporting the SAFE fund? Visit us under Ways to Give

 

SAFE Faculty and Student Stories

SAFE student recipient Chloë Dorin, Biology. Photo submitted.

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SAFE student recipient Maira Ezerins, a former graduate student in the Department of Psychology. Photo submitted.

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