The Faculty Career Development Award (FCDA) program provides eligible junior faculty the opportunity to strengthen their records in research and other creative activity by providing funds to enable them to spend uninterrupted time pursuing research interests or independent study. The FCDA program is specifically geared toward non-tenured faculty who, because of the nature of their position or their role in campus affairs, have encountered significant obstacles in pursuit of their research, creative work, teaching, service, or mentoring obligations, or who have made unusually time-consuming efforts in helping to achieve campus diversity.
The Regents' Junior Faculty Award helps eligible junior faculty develop a substantial record in research and creative work necessary for advancement to tenure.
The purpose of the Regents’ Humanities Faculty Fellowship program is to encourage and facilitate research, advanced or independent study, or improvement of teaching effectiveness in the humanities by providing supplemental summer or sabbatical leave salary.
The purpose of the Hellman Fellows program is to provide substantial support for the research of promising assistant professors who have served at least two years at the assistant professor level, and who show capacity for great distinction in their research. Fellowships are given without regard to the apparent timeliness or popularity of the field of study.
In accordance with the contract with Unit 18 negotiated by the UC-AFT, the university created a fund for professional development for non-senate faculty (NSF) members. Individual NSF will be eligible to submit requests for funding to support proposals for professional development including but not limited to professional meetings, training seminars, software and paid leave, all of which should be in support of pedagogical endeavors.