Special Summer Grants
In addition to professional development funding throughout the school year and summer, Kinkaid offers faculty the opportunity to apply for three special summer grants. These grants provide significant sums of money for faculty to undertake projects of greater magnitude and often involve travel.
The Glenn Ballard Fellowship, named in honor of a past headmaster, is awarded annually to a faculty member for a summer project. Priority is given to projects that are related to the teacher's professional assignment, and preference is given to teachers who had completed at least five years of service at Kinkaid the year prior to application and have established a record of excellence in the classroom.
The Jennifer Hicks Memorial Fund for Faculty Continuing Education honors the memory of Jennifer Hicks, a member of the class of 1998, and provides a grant supporting a member of the Kinkaid faculty in an activity or study that will enrich his or her teaching, advising, or work with students outside the classroom.
The Joseph Barry Moss and Gary Brent Moss Fellowship in the Humanities is established to create the opportunity for Kinkaid teachers to enrich themselves in the formal study of the Humanities or in other activities related directly thereto. The Humanities are defined as literature, history (including histories of the various arts), foreign language, philosophy, religion, and ethics. The Fellowship is open to all teachers in all subjects and at all grade level, including mathematics, science, and athletics, who had completed at least five years of service to Kinkaid the year prior to application.
Applications for these grants should be in the form of a letter to the dean of faculty, explaining in detail the nature of the project and accompanied by a detailed and informed estimate of all costs. Application deadline is the same as for other summer grants. The recipient is chosen by a committee consisting of the headmaster, dean of faculty, and all relevant principals. Typically, recipients of these grants are asked to report to the entire faculty during the opening faculty meeting in August.