Academic Innovation Grant

Slippery Rock University and the Center for Teaching and Learning are once again offering the Academic Innovations grant program to support faculty for discoveries in teaching and learning. Specifically, faculty interested in support for attending a conference, class, workshop, etc. focusing on a particular instructional inquiry should apply. Imagined as a reciprocal program, the grant asks funded faculty members to return to campus and share acquired knowledge with the Slippery Rock teaching community in the form of a public presentation as part of their all college meetings or through our Faculty Learning Communities. 

Proposals must address how investigating a specific teaching question is an integral part of the conference and how attending - or presenting at - the conference will help inform future teaching practices. 

The Center for Teaching and Learning will award a maximum of $1,000 per award. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2024, for all 2024-2025 projects.

Proposals will be reviewed and scored by members of the Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board and will be blinded upon review. CTL Director Dr. Brian Danielson and Faculty Development Fellow Dr. Jeremy Lynch will notify applicants of decisions in early April.  Funds will be available for use beginning in April 2024 with an end date of June 30, 2025.

Click here to view the Rubric for evaluating proposals.

NOTE: Preference will be given to individuals who have not received an Academic Innovations Grant in the past and plan to attend one of the recommended conferences listed.

  • Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy site
  • Internation Society of Technology Education site
  • EDUCASUE site
  • Online Learning Consortium Innovate Conference site
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning site

Click here to apply!