Funding Opportunities

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

Funding will be awarded following Article XlX of the Collective Bargaining Agreement 2015 which provides funding for full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty.  Full-time NTT faculty that have undergone a 3-year review are eligible to apply for 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.

With the exception of Teaching Conference Travel Grant applications, all other Funding Opportunities will be reviewed only after the first council meeting of the academic year and during the time when the UTC members are under contract.

Funding for the 2016-2017 fiscal year has been disbursed.  Applications for the 2017-2018 fiscal year are welcome.


Teaching Conference TRAVEL Grant (TCTG) (Per UTC agreement, all proposals submitted after October 14, 2016 will be granted Up to $800 domestic and $1,000 international):

  • To attend conferences and workshops that enrich or enhance teaching and curriculum development.

  • To give pedagogical papers and/or present on teaching and curriculum development.

  • To gather materials related to teaching and curriculum development not available at Kent State University.

  • Faculty may receive only one Teaching Conference Travel 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.

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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 workshop on teaching for a department/school/campus.

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