April 9, 2020Posted in: Faculty/Staff
The Summer 2020 Faculty Innovation Grants application deadline has been extended to May 1. While this is not a final deadline for Fall 2020 applications, applying early will allow for an early review and opportunity for revision before the final deadline.
Originally launched in the 2016–2017 academic year, the program was intended to be: “an organically grown prototype program for prototype programs”. The main aim of the mini-grant program was to encourage initiatives in student skill and experience acquisition and/or simply provide students with the opportunity to expand their contact list in the professional realm from having worked alongside professionals in the course of their academic initiative.
In this relaunch, we will retain this former category of award as before (termed now: Career Development Support) and have added an additional area:
Success in Learning and Retention Practices and/or Research in Student Success. In particular, we encourage applications that support and build upon the Student Empowerment, Mentorship and Leadership (Student ELM) and similar mentorship initiatives. Also applications should that incorporate a robust online and remote interaction component or focus with either of the two award categories (Career Development Support or Success Success). Relatively broad latitude is intentionally provided so that project proposals may be creative in meeting the award objectives.
The Offices of Career Services, and Student Success and Strategic Initiatives are pleased to host the Illinois Institute of Technology Faculty Innovation Grant process. To learn more, click here
Background on programs details, previous awards, and instructions can be found here