OID Flexible Grants
Projects that span programs, departments or colleges are eligible for funding under the Flexible Grant program. These funds may be used for group meeting or retreat expenses, outside speakers/consultant fees, and a variety of programs and events designed to enhance student learning. Funding should be teaching related with the focus on pedagogy (how to teach) rather than content expertise. Requests for flexible grants can be considered at any time of the year. Call OID for additional information or to talk over ideas.
Proposals should be clear, complete & well organized with the following three sections (in this order):
I. A Cover Sheet.
II. A one-page memo that specifies the reason for the request. Explain the nature of the activity, and how it will benefit students. Supply appropriate supporting material. For example if you are bringing in a speaker, their scholar credentials and promotional material.
III. An itemized budget which includes:
- An estimate of the total cost of the project.
- The amounts you have received or are seeking from other sources (e.g., your department, dean, RD&C).
- Amount you are requesting from OID (same as on cover sheet).
IV. A supporting letter from your department chair or dean, explaining what the department or college is able to contribute in support of this project and/or why outside support is necessary. Support letters are sent separately, either electronically to email@example.com or via campus mail to OID at Stop 7104.
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Application and Review Procedure
Submit the application and encompassing documents online.
One copy is sufficient.
FIDC and Flexible Grant recipients are required to file a final report that addresses how the pedagogical activity will benefit the university. Final reports are generally due within six months of notification. Records on final reports are kept in the OID office and if a faculty member is applying for another grant, the final report must be filed before the new grant proposal can be acted on.
Office of Instructional Development
Jeff Carmichael, Acting Director