FACULTY OPPORTUNITY FUND (ALPERT ENDOWMENT)
The Fund is offered through the School’s Herb Alpert Endowment and provides for Faculty Travel (up to $1000) and Research Support (up to $3000). Maximum is $5000 every two years. Applications for travel are due at least 30 days before travel will be initiated; application for research is due November 1 but applications will be accepted at any time and funded depending on fund availability. Application details are online under Faculty Opportunity Fund.

R.U. NELSON FUND (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Based on the original gift agreement, the R.U. Nelson Fund is now restricted to events related to music composition and historical musicology. Funding for Ethnomusicology guest lecturers in classrooms will now be supported by funds from the Alpert Endowment (see below).

ALPERT FUND FOR GUEST LECTURERS IN ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND JAZZ STUDIES
(effective July 1, 2017)
Funds are available for faculty in the Department of Ethnomusicology to support guest lecturers for classes (world music and jazz studies and special events in ethnomusicology). These funds replace funding previously available through the R.U. Nelson Endowment. Please return completed form to Department Chair and MSO. Please note that the maximum amount of funding per academic year, per faculty member is $1000.

Click link for application form: Alpert Fund for Guest Lecturers in Ethnomusicology and Jazz Studies

ACADEMIC SENATE GRANTS
Academic Senate (ladder-rank) faculty are eligible for research funding in the following categories: 1) Faculty Research Grants, supporting individual research projects; 2) Faculty Research Travel, funding transportation of Academic Senate members to report the results of original research at meetings of recognized scholarly societies; and 3) Intercampus Exchange Program, supporting travel and subsistence of faculty and advanced graduate students for study and research on other campuses of the University of California. 

For further information contact: Faculty Grants Program Submission Information

Once you have received an Academic Senate Grant, and made expenditures against it, please turn in receipts to . If you want to hire someone on your grant, contact the Academic Personnel Manager, 206-3020.

OFFICE OF INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT (OID) GRANTS
The Office of Instructional Development's Instructional Improvement Program provides grants to support major faculty, department and college-initiated projects that enhance curricular development and instructional improvement of undergraduate offerings. Services provided are:

Mini-Grant Program:
Mini-grants up to $600.00 per academic year are provided for small-scale projects which improve or enrich existing undergraduate courses. This includes honoraria to distinguished experts visiting undergraduate classes. ($150.00 maximum per visiting speaker.) See Guest Performers/Lecturers in Course Preparation for further information. For an application, go to Mini-Grant Online Application.