Special Summer Grants
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
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
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.