Faculty Innovative Instructional Technology (FIIT) Mini-Grant Program
The Office of Research and Grants and CEITL & DE invite eligible participants to submit a proposal to the Faculty Innovative Instructional Technology Mini-Grant program. This competitive program seeks to encourage the innovative use of technology in the classroom to support student learning outcomes, including those associated with experiential learning and high impact practices. Proposals will be evaluated by the members of the Faculty Innovative Instructional Technology Committee based on how the infusion of this technology in the classroom will be used to improve student learning outcomes. Examples of instructional technology innovations include, but are not limited to, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning, cloud computing, social media, and biometrics. The proposal narrative should be clear and cogent, detailed yet intelligible for the broad group of scholars who preside on the committee. Grant funding up to $1,500 per award is available. We anticipated funding 3 to 5 applications in AY2023-24.
The program operates according to the following guidelines:
Instructional technology associated with funded applications is expected to be incorporated into the classroom within two semesters of when the award notification is received. Proposals that serve as a part of longer-term endeavor must be clearly indicated in the application process.
Instructional technologies can be incorporated into either in-person and/or online courses.
Applications must address how impacts on student learning outcomes will be measured (e.g. surveys, statistical methods, other assessment tools, etc).
Applications requesting funding for faculty development or stipends will not be considered.
Recipients will be required to provide a written post-grant report and must commit to sharing their experience (results and assessment) with faculty colleagues at a workshop.
Applications submitted after the prescribed deadline will be deemed ineligible.
All faculty are eligible to apply including tenured and tenure-track faculty, Instructors, Senior Instructors, and ongoing Adjunct faculty. Adjunct faculty must include a letter of support from their Department Chairs indicating they will continue to serve in that capacity during the 2024 calendar year
Application Process and Deadline
Application guidelines and review criteria can be found here.
Deadline for submission for Fall 2023 is now closed. For more information, contact Dr. John Weinstein, Assistant Provost for Research, at email@example.com, or Dr. Jessica Higdon, Interim Assistant Provost for Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.