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Internal Grants

Provost's Teacher Scholar Program

This competitive grant program assists tenured and tenure-track faculty at the levels of Assistant and Associate Professor in their development as strong teacher-scholars. The program provides summer stipends in two consecutive summers to faculty members who show the potential to develop into exceptional teacher-scholars. Selected faculty develop a Career Development Plan that will enhance their ability to produce scholarly works such as books, journal articles, and proposals for external funding.

Kellogg Legacy Endowment

The Kellogg Legacy Project Endowment is a multi-million dollar investment in the future of our students, our state, and our nation. This remarkable gift from one of the nation's leading foundations supporting education strengthens student success programs, improves support for faculty teaching and scholarly innovation, and expands relations with the community. Proceeds from the endowment are invested by the President in projects and activities that strengthen the university and advance its major goals, particularly the success of our disadvantaged or underprivileged students.

Special Projects for Improving the Classroom Experience Program (SPICE)

Funded by the Student Success Fee, there are two types of SPICE grants available: 

  • Classroom & Lab Equipment Grants:   Funds are available to significantly update classroom equipment and to modernize specialized equipment used in laboratories and classrooms.  
  • Instructional Innovation Grants:  Funds are available to develop or implement innovative approaches to instruction.  

To see examples of successful proposals from previous years, please see SPICE 2015.

Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activities Grants

The RSCA grants are small grants (up to $5000) to support research, scholarship, and creative activities.  The grants are funded by the President’s Office and administered by the Office of Research. Proposals are reviewed by the Council for Graduate and Faculty Scholarship (Research Council), an elected committee consisting of a representative from each College. 

Academic Writing Grants

In some years, the Faculty Center is able to offer Academic Writing Grants.  These small grants support faculty scholarly writing projects that are relatively close to completion but would benefit from resources such as close editing, proof-reading, or other final-stage development. Any serious, scholarly writing project is eligible, including but not limited to articles for peer review, books or book proposals, grant proposals, creative works, and project proposals.

In 2014-2015, we do not have Academic Writing Grants.  Please watch for announcement emails for future Academic Writing Grants.

2014-2015 Faculty Mini-Grants

2014-2015 Mini-grant application form

The Faculty Development Advisory Committee is pleased to announce the Faculty Mini-grant Program for 2014-2015, funded by Academic Affairs for support of faculty activities that address the teacher-scholar model.  The mini-grant award is intended to encourage activities relating to:

  • Teaching and learning
  • Research and creative activities
  • Integration of teaching and scholarly work

The Faculty Development Advisory Committee will select proposals for funding.  Proposals are due via email to Victoria Bhavsar ( by 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2014.  Faculty will be notified of award decisions by January 9, 2015, via email.

Download the 2014-2015 Mini-grant application form.