Teaching Grants

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The Teaching and Faculty Support Center Funds Two Types of  Grants

 

These grants are offered to fund activities to further enhance teaching excellence in support of the teaching mission of the University of Arkansas.

Due:  April 1

2022 CALL FOR TFSC GRANT APPLICATIONS 

 

The Teaching and Faculty Support Center is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 call for Grant Applications. There are two types of grants available this year:  Teaching Improvement Grants (up to $2,500 each) and Student Success Grants (funded by Global Campus, up to $5,000 each).  These grants are offered in order to fund activities to further enhance teaching excellence in support of the teaching mission of the University of Arkansas.  

 

I.    TEACHING IMPROVEMENT GRANTS (up to $2,500 EACH): 

These Proposals May Focus On:  

  • Teaching innovations that lead to improvements in student learning  
  • Unique learning materials for a unit, course, or program  
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning  
  • New models of teaching that could be adapted by faculty in other disciplines 

 
Evaluation Criteria:  

  • Clearly describes a need and how this project addresses that need 
  • Articulates how student learning will be enhanced 
  • Describes the project plan (outcomes, activities, deliverables, and evaluation methods) 
  • Results in a significant impact on the teaching mission of the university 

 
Faculty travel to teaching related conferences will be considered, but travel to discipline-specific conferences without a specific teaching focus will not be funded. 

II.    STUDENT SUCCESS GRANTS (up to $5,000 EACH) 

 

These proposals may focus on:  

  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating teaching innovations that lead to improvements in student learning and student success at the University of Arkansas 
  • Procuring unique equipment to be used in pilot tests for possible expansion to wider student audiences (could use pilot results to support future TELE fee request) 
  • Developing unique learning materials for a unit, course, or program which enhance student persistence and learning 
  • Improving the development of research and intellectual capacity of undergraduate students 
  • Improving the learning process of students through innovative teaching strategies 
  • Scholarship of teaching and learning with implications for student success 

 
Evaluation Criteria:  

  • Clearly describes a need and how this project addresses that need 
  • Articulates how student population will  be impacted 
  • Describes the project plan (outcomes, activities, deliverables, and evaluation methods) 
  • Emphasizes expected impact on, alignment with, and objective assessment of student learning outcomes 

 

Types of projects that will not be funded: 

  • Faculty travel to discipline-specific/professional conferences 
  • Summer salary for faculty 
  • Projects otherwise eligible for funding with TELE fees   
  • Projects that should be funded out of department maintenance budgets 

 

Submission:   

All proposals need to be submitted as pdf files 2 pages or less plus budget (12 point font, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins) to tfsc@uark.edu plus budget.  

 

Dissemination:  Awardees will be asked to submit a written summary of their findings.  Reports should describe 1-3 teaching strategies learned, and how these strategies have been infused into their teaching. Awardees should plan to present their findings to faculty at the Reading  Day poster session in the spring. 

 2021-22 Teaching Improvement Grants and Student Success Grants Awarded

Check out some of our award winner's  posters from the 2018 Poster Sessions

 

 

Other Teaching Grants on Campus

 

 

Grant Portal for University of Arkansas

Service Learning 

Honors College 

Faulty Affairs

Intended to support teaching and learning activities such as participation in workshops and seminars, team teaching or organized peer observation.

Women's Giving Circle

Offers grants that  promote innovation in teaching and learning. 

 


Non-Teaching Grants


Since the TFSC's mission is to focus on teaching and learning, we have limited this page to grants for teaching and learning. 

For programs that support mentoring, research, and other academic endeavors, contact UA Faculty Affairs.  

Check out the Faculty Affairs Resources Page

Check out Funding and Faculty Development Research and innovation Grants