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‘The opportunity to reconnect with old colleagues was combined with evidence of our continued relevance to the life of the University through our awards program to make for a thoroughly enjoyable event. If you weren’t there, we missed you, but hope to see you at future get-togethers.’
– Jim Weingartner


Emeriti Faculty Association

The Emeriti Faculty Association is an organization of SIUE emeriti faculty. It has three purposes. First, it provides support for the development and enrichment of the current SIUE tenure/tenure-track faculty that enhances the academic quality of programs and the University. Second, it sponsors various social and professional opportunities for the University’s emeriti faculty. Third, the Emeriti Faculty Association provides a means for communication among the emeriti faculty and SIUE.

All faculty members who hold the rank of emeritus or emerita may be members of the Association. Funding for the organization comes from private donations. If you would like to make a gift to support the Emeriti Faculty Association, please click on the link “Make a Gift” in the upper left hand corner of this page to print out a donation/pledge form. Thank you in advance for your support!


 Request for Proposals


The Emeriti Faculty Association, founded in 2013, has among its purposes the development and enrichment of SIUE faculty in order to strengthen the academic quality and reputation of the University. An Emeriti Faculty Fund has been established to initiate an annual Awards Competition that will provide SIUE faculty with project support that is not at present funded elsewhere in the University. Proposals are requested from SIUE tenured and tenure-track faculty for projects that strengthen the academic quality of programs and the University.

Eligibility: SIUE tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply to the Emeriti Faculty Fund.

Eligible Activities include, but are not restricted to, the following:

  • departmental colloquia series that involves recognized outside experts (speaker series, workshops, etc.)
  • curricular development (disciplinary or interdisciplinary)
  • faculty exchanges, including international exchanges
  • scholar-in-residence programs.

Funding: Cost sharing with University units and/or third parties is encouraged. Though not required, such sharing will be considered by the Awards Committee and the Board of the Emeriti Faculty Association. Proposals may request a maximum of $5000. If the applicant has no other sources of funds, awards will rarely exceed $2000.

Ineligible Activities: These include activities supported elsewhere in the University, such as research, development of teaching skills, and individual professional development.

Deadline: Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017.

Application: Please use the following guidelines.   These guidelines, as well as an application form, can be found here.

  • Cover Sheet (the cover form attached)
  • Abstract of Project (150 words or less)
  • Project Narrative (three to five pages, double-spaced, 12 point font), including
    • Introduction
    • Description of Project’s Goals and Activities
    • Description of Project’s Potential Impact upon the Academic Program(s)
    • Project’s Proposed Timeline (must be concluded before June 1 of the following year)
    • Proposed Itemized Budget (including sources of funding, if any, other than the Emeriti Faculty Association)
    • Letters of Support from Department Chair and Dean; if interdisciplinary proposal, from Chairs and Deans of participating academic units.
    • Letter of Support from any external sponsor/donor

Submission: Proposals must be submitted electronically to

Final Report: Projects should be for one year and recipients are expected to make a short presentation at the annual Emeriti Faculty Association meeting.

Upcoming Events

Watch for the announcement of the Emeriti Faculty Association spring reception for the emeriti faculty, spouses, and guests.  It will be an opportunity to renew old friendships and receive updates on the activities of your Association. Free parking is available at Birger Hall.  Hor d’ oeuvres and refreshments will be served.  

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