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Walter Harrison Faculty Development Grants


The Walter Harrison Faculty Development Grants are intended to serve the needs of mid to late career faculty and the University of Hartford by supporting significant scholarly efforts.  These efforts should advance the career of the faculty member, raise the profile of the institution, and advance the mission of the University of Hartford. Funds may be used for purposes consistent with the activities of the grant, including but not limited to:

  • Course releases
  • Conference expenses
  • Technology expenses not supported by other means
  • Software purchases
  • Student research assistants
  • Statistical/ Data Analysis consultant


Full-time faculty of the University of Hartford who have been awarded tenure or, in the case of ETC or Clinical/Applied faculty, passed the comprehensive review. Faculty members may not receive a Harrison Grant in conjunction with a Sabbatical Leave or a Coffin Grant. Faculty members are welcome to apply for all three of these funds but may accept only one.

Amount of Award

Award recipients are provided with up to $8,000 to be applied towards endeavors described in their application.

Number of Awards


Selection Criteria
  • Potential to advance the faculty member’s career
  • Potential to raise the public profile of the institution
  • Consistency with the mission of the university and college
  • Clarity and coherence of the proposal
    • Clear goals
    • Verifiable outcomes
    • Clear methods of assessing success
  • Probability of achieving project outcomes
  • Budget justification 
  • Qualifications of the applicant for implementing the project 

Proposals Due

Further Information and Application
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies (CC 311, 860.768.4504)