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Grants: Instructional Improvement Grant

Instructional Improvement Grant Submissions

Please submit your application for the Instructional Improvement Grant as a PDF or Word attachment to the appropriate institution.


Instructional Improvement Grant

Available to full-time faculty of FSU and Pierpont.

Multiple awards are available for a total amount of $5000

Application Process
Applicants should submit a two page proposal plus a budget page to the appropriate institution using the submission box to the left.

The proposal should include the following:

1. A precise description of the nature and purpose of the project;
2. Supporting materials about the project, such as brochures and press releases;
3. A concrete explanation of specific instructional benefits that will derive from the proposed activity;
4. A calendar of the activities in which the faculty member will engage, including a proposed date of completion;
5. A one-page detailed budget.

Application Deadline
February 17, 2012

Selection Criteria
The Faculty Development Committee will notify each applicant when his/her proposal is received by the committee. The Committee will consider each proposal carefully with a rubric and then forward its recommendations for funding to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and to the Vice President for Administrative and Fiscal Affairs for approval.

Recipient Responsibilities
The grant funds must be spent by June 30, 2012. The activity must be only that described in the proposal and must occur during the period specified in the announcement of the award. The grantee must submit a final report of no more than five pages that explains specifically the accomplishments of the project, including impact on instruction, and a detailed accounting of the expenditure of funds. The committee chair will provide copies for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Grantees may be called upon to make presentations relative to the activities for which they received funding.

Purpose & History
During the fall 2010 semester, funds were not spent on the IDEA evaluation tool. Under the direction of the FSU Provost, a portion of these funds is now available to the faculty and are being offered as an instructional improvement grant. As quality instruction is an essential part of both institutions, this money is intended to improve and expand the current instructional offerings. The grant may fund professional development opportunities that directly improve instruction such as conference expenses (e.g. registration fees, travel, lodging and related materials), or instructional materials, to encourage continuing education and instructional development.