Questions

Q1.  Are there calendar constraints on summer funding for faculty?

Q2.  Is there a limit on the amount of reassigned time (WTU) I can request?

Answers

A1.    Are there calendar restraints on summer funding for faculty?  Yes.  funding for 2016-2017 minigrants comes from the general fund, so the earliest it can be spent is 1 July 2016 and the latest it can be spent is 30 June 2017.

A2.  Is there a limit on the amount of reassigned time I can request?  While there is no explicit limit given in the Request for Proposal on the amount of reassigned time you can ask for, it would be unusual for the Minigrant Review Committee to approve a request for more than three (3) WTU.  However, the Minigrant Review Committee recognizes that teaching assignments vary across disciplines, so it may be reasonable for some proposals to request fewer that three (3) WTU and others to request more.  It is up to the applicant to justify in their proposal (i.e., in their narrative or budget justification) why the request for reassigned time is important and appropriate.