Funding Opportunities | University Teaching Council | Kent State University

Funding Opportunities

All grant requests must be submitted 30 days before the start date of the project or travel. 

Funding will be awarded to all full-time faculty.  Faculty may also wish to apply for funds from other sources including but not limited to the NTT Professional Development funding through the Provost’s office, NTT Professional Development Excellence Pool found on the Faculty Affairs website http://www.kent.edu/facultyaffairs.

Teaching Development Grants and Workshop Grants will only be reviewed during the academic year while Council is in session.


Teaching Conference TRAVEL Grant (TCTG) (Up to $800 domestic and $1,000 international):

  • To attend conferences and workshops that enrich or enhance the processes and practices of teaching.

  • To give pedagogical papers and/or present on teaching and curriculum development at the post-secondary level.

  • Faculty may receive only one Teaching Conference Travel Grant or Development Grant per fiscal year.

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Teaching Development Grant (TDG): (limit: $1000/year):

  • To work on andragogical/pedagogical development outside of normal course preparation or to work on academic curricular innovation that has a wide impact.

  • Preference will be given to projects that investigate student learning across years, departments, and courses, as well as those that seek to communicate interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding.

  • Faculty may receive only one Teaching Development Grant or Teaching Conference Grant per fiscal year.

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Summer Teaching Development Grants (STDG):

  • To work on teaching and/or curricular development ($4,500 for 5-weeks; $9,000 for 10-weeks).

  • Only one proposal per applicant.

  • Only information requested in the form is allowed; no addenda or supporting material accepted.

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Workshop Grants (WG): ($2,000 limit):

  • To bring in an outside expert to conduct a faculty development workshop on teaching for a department/school/campus.

  • Faculty may receive only one Workshop Grant per fiscal year.

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