Pamplin Professional Impact Fund

The Pamplin Professional Impact Fund (PPIF) facilitates the presentation and dissemination of scholarly and creative works by the faculty of Pamplin College in order to help raise the profile of Augusta University. The fund also provides support for approved research activities.

Applications are subject to final approval by the Dean, and must meet the following criteria:

  • The activity will be completed during the current fiscal year (July 1 through June 30).
  • The application has been discussed with and approved by his/her Department Chair prior to submission.

Funding priority is based on the applicant's rank (pre-tenure, tenured, non-tenure-track), the level of involvement (presenting, conducting vital research, chairing/organizing), and the significance of the activity within the applicant's discipline. Applications will not be considered from applicants who have not submitted a Post-Activity Report for all previous PPIF-funded activities.

The rubric used to evaluate PPIF applications can be viewed here.


The committee will meet four times to make funding decisions for activities occurring in the present fiscal year (2018-2019): September 24th, November 19th, February 4th, and April 15th. (During the April 15th meeting, the committee will review applications for activities occurring in the next fiscal year--particularly in July or August, so that faculty who engage in late Summer activities may determine, in advance, whether they will have PPIF support.)

Applications may be submitted at any time, and a maximum of three (3) applications may be submitted for each fiscal year. Please plan accordingly and apply as far in advance as practical if you wish to verify PPIF support prior to a planned activity. Faculty may also submit applications to be reimbursed for activities that have already occurred in this fiscal year; however, be aware that any reimbursement that cannot be awarded and processed within 45 days of when the activity was completed must be taxed as additional pay.

 How to Apply

To apply, please complete the online PPIF Application form.

Post-Activity Report

PPIF award recipients are expected to submit a Post-Activity Report within 45 days of completing the funded activity. Award recipients who fail to submit these materials in a timely manner may be ineligible for subsequent PPIF awards.

To report on your PPIF-supported activity:

1. Complete the online PPIF Post-Activity Report form and

2. Email a signed copy of your Travel Expense Statement (TES) to Dr. Martha Ginn and Juanita Blocker with a note that it is for PPIF-related expenses.