NCFDD logo on application screen on desktop computerRequest for Proposals: NCFDD Faculty Success Grants for Pre-Tenured Faculty

The Office of Faculty Affairs invites applications for the Faculty Success Grants from pre-tenured faculty interested in participating in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)'s Faculty Success Program. These grants fund enrollment in NCFDD's Faculty Success Program (aka “Boot Camp”).  

The application for the 2023-2024 Faculty Success Grants is closed. Check back for future application deadlines.

What is the NCFDD Faculty Success Program?

CU Boulder's institutional membership with NCFDD includes free sub-account memberships for all faculty, academic professionals, and graduate students, which provides access to NCFDD’s extensive online resources including workshops, webinars, and seminars. Once you have activated your membership, you will be able to use the NCFDD’s website to learn about the goals, processes, and time commitments involved in participation in the Faculty Success Program.

Focusing on the dual goals of improving scholarly productivity and maintaining work/life balance, NCFDD's Faculty Success Program specifically aims to foster the careers of faculty who can contribute to the diversity and inclusion missions of their institutions. The Faculty Success Program is a twelve-week program that promotes evidence-based and humanizing strategies for writing productively, provides access to a specialized platform for tracking activities, time, and goal attainment, offers individualized coaching on a weekly basis, and places participants in small peer working groups that feature online interaction and weekly conference calls. 

Hear about one professor's journey through the FSP

What does the Faculty Success Grant fund?

Each successful grant applicant will receive funds sufficient to cover enrollment in the Faculty Success Program, using the priority membership early bird discount offered by the NCFDD. To participate in this program, successful applicants will first have to activate their individual membership. 

Who is eligible to apply for the Faculty Success Grant?

All pre-tenured assistant/associate professors who have not previously participated in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program. 

Proposal Format

All applications must include the following: 

  • A two-page curriculum vitae, highlighting publications, courses taught, and service commitments since appointment as a pre-tenured faculty member at CU; 
  • A one-page (single-spaced) statement of how participation in the Faculty Success Grant program would advance the applicant’s career goals. The statement should provide the full name and campus email address of the applicant, and must address the 3 following points: 
    • How participation in the writing workshop will help the applicant move successfully towards earning tenure; 
    • Why participation in the mentoring networks that are an integral component of the FSP will be especially valuable to the applicant’s professional scholarly development; 
    • How the applicant’s participation in this program will contribute to CU Boulder’s goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Proposal Submission Deadline

Proposals and all supporting documentation should be submitted as a PDF file by email to no later than September 8, 2023, by 5:00pm MST.

Notice of Award  

Award recipients will be notified by early October 2023.    

Summary Report  

A short, written report will be due within one month of completing the Faculty Success Program. This report should describe your specific participation in the program and identify how participation in the program had an impact on your scholarly productivity and your career development.  


For questions about the Faculty Success Grants, please email