The Louise F. Hegarty Excellence in Teaching Award

Louise Hegarty

The Louise F. Hegarty Award for Excellence in Teaching is given each year to a full-time faculty member whose teaching has had a marked influence on the lives of Stonehill students. The Committee on Excellence in Teaching, representing the Students, Faculty, and the Alumni Council, selects the outstanding teacher from those nominated by students and faculty members. The recipient stands as a symbol of the entire faculty’s commitment to academic excellence.

Submit a nomination for the 2021 Hegarty Award

Outstanding Faculty Service Leadership Award

Established in 2007, the Outstanding Faculty Service Leadership Award is given to a full-time faculty member whose service has significantly advanced the mission of Stonehill College.

Distinguished Faculty Scholar

The Office of Academic Affairs may select a Distinguished Faculty Scholar to recognize a member of the faculty for singular accomplishment in the area of research. Faculty members so recognized are asked to give collegial lectures on the subject of their research at celebratory events on campus.

Conboy Award for Faculty Development

Administered by the Associate Provost for Academic Assessment and Faculty Development, this grant provides a course release in one semester to advance the research of an Assistant or Associate Professor.

Classroom Innovation Grant

Administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, this grant provides up to $1000 for the support of innovative projects meant to enhance student learning (including innovative use of instructional technology).

Inclusive Excellence Grant

Administered by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, the Inclusive Excellence Grant supports projects which seek to foster inclusiveness of diverse perspectives across campus. For more information on award criteria, funding, and deadlines, please visit the the Office of Intercultural Affairs.

Pedagogy Travel Grant

Administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, this grant provides up to $750 for support of faculty travel to teaching—related workshops and conferences.

Professional Development Grant

Administered by the Office of the Provost, these grants fund up to $5,000 for Research, Writing, and Artistic Production and up to $2,000 for Seminar/Institute Support. All full-time faculty members with continuing employment at the College are eligible to apply.

Publishing Support Grants

Administered by the Associate Provost for Academic Assessment and Faculty Development, these grants are available to help subsidize the cost of publication for scholarly works (e.g., page charges, indexing, editing). Maximum award of $750 per faculty member.


Sabbatical leave is granted for the express purpose of providing an opportunity for faculty members to enhance their professional development as educators through projects of research, writing, artistic production, and/or other professional activity.  The leave will promote research in one’s academic discipline. 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Research Grant

Administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, this grant provides $2500 for support of faculty research in the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Faculty-Librarian Partnership Program

Organized by the MacPháidín Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Faculty-Librarian Partnership Program (FLPP) offers faculty members the opportunity to explore how they can better collaborate with librarians to further their curricular goals. Participating faculty receive a $1000 stipend and dedicated support from a research librarian in one of their classes.

Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience Program

Administered by the Office of Academic Development, the SURE Program provides students the opportunity to work with faculty on their research projects over an 8-10 week period during the summer. In addition to research assistance from the students, faculty also receive a stipend.

Teaching and Learning Strategies Seminar

Administered by the Center for Teaching and Learning, the T&LS Seminar provides faculty with a course release so that they can participate in a weekly teaching seminar and complete a teaching project related to their work.

Student Research & Creative Projects and Travel Grants

Student Research & Creative Projects Grants and Travel Grants are available through the Office of the Dean of Academic Achievement. They provide modest funds (up to $300) to students to support the research and creative projects they conduct under the guidance of faculty mentors. This includes funding for the purchase of research supplies, to help offset travel costs for research purposes, as well as to support travel to professional meetings to present results of original research, discuss a unique academic program, or participate in a visual, performance or creative arts competition.

Funds for Co-Curricular Programming and Transportation

The Academic Division has developed an Application for Co-Curricular Funding form that you can submit when you need financial support for a class activity (such as transportation for a class trip) or a co—curricular event.

Funds for General Education Initiatives

Limited funding is available to full and part-time faculty in the form of summer stipends for curriculum development in General Education, typically supporting the development of learning communities and the integration of writing into General Education courses. Funds are also available for other course-enrichment activities-field trips, class activities, guest speakers, etc. Contact the Office of General Education for more details or specific requests.