Funding Opportunities

Given the current restrictions on university-sponsored travel, the UTC travel grants may be used to support conference costs that do not involve actual travel.  Grants may cover registration to attend virtual or remote conferences.  During the Academic Year 2020-2021, the University Teaching Council will allow 2 virtual conference proposals per applicant not to exceed $800.00 for both conferences combined domestic or international. 

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All virtual conference grant requests must be submitted 14 days before the start date of the conference.  All workshop development grant or development grant applications must be submitted 30 days prior to the start of the project. 

All full-time faculty are eligible for funding.  In addition, there are opportunities for part-time faculty to partner with full-time faculty on UTC grants. 

Faculty may also wish to seek alternate or supplemental sources to support their teaching development activities.  Sources may include departments, colleges, campuses, and the NTT Professional Development Excellence Pool (NTT Professional Development Excellence Pool PDF).  Research-related activities may be supported by the University Research Council (Research Faculty Development). 


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

UTC Mini-Grants for Educational Technology ($200.00 limit)

During the current 2020-2021 academic year, the University Teaching Council is pleased to offer mini-grants for the acquisition of educational technology to support innovations in face-to-face, online, or remote instruction.  Please note that KSU is tax exempt and cannot pay sales tax for items purchased. For copy of blanket tax exempt certificate.

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Teaching Conference TRAVEL Grant (TCTG) (Up to $800 domestic and $1,000 international): PLEASE SEE ABOVE FOR VIRTUAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR THE AY 2020-2021

  • 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 and one Teaching 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 and one 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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