In this relaunch, we will retain this former category of award as before (termed now: Career Development Support) and have added an additional area:
Success in Learning and Retention Practices and / or Research in Student Success
In particular, we encourage applications that support and build upon the Student Empowerment, Mentorship and Leadership (Student ELM) and similar mentorship initiatives. Also applications should that incorporate a robust online and remote interaction component or focus with either of the two award categories (Career Development Support or Success Success). Relatively broad latitude is intentionally provided so that project proposals may be creative in meeting the award objectives.
The Offices of Career Services, and Student Success and Strategic Initiatives are pleased to host the Illinois Institute of Technology Faculty Innovation Grant process:
Examples of types of activities eligible for funding include:
- Fees for classroom speakers
- Job shadow experiences
- Coverage of registration fees for events that expand Illinois Tech's industry network
- New student career development programming on campus
Grants will be awarded up to a maximum of $2,000 per project, with 5-7 projects expected to be awarded for this school year. Applicants will be reviewed equally regardless of the requested amount up to $2,000. All funds must be used by the end of the fiscal year (May 31) in which they are disbursed.
Grants will not fund:
- Scholarships or housing expenses
- Permanent salary/wages
- Previous expenditures
- Entertainment expenses with no educational component
- Currently existing programming
Awarding of grants will be determined by the Faculty Innovation Grants committee, made up of faculty and staff with a demonstrated interest in the professional development of students. Proposals considered for funding should have the specific details worked out in advance of submission (i.e. names of presenters/speakers/panelists/mentors, specific companies/organizations that are being collaborated with, etc.)
Summer 2020 Application Deadline
Extended! Friday May 1, 2020
We will accept Fall 2020 applications for early review at this time as well.
Grant Application for Summer and Fall 2020 can be found here.
Application Process - Additional Details
- Grants are available for full-time, part-time and adjunct faculty members. Grants are not open to University staff members or students at this time.
- In addition to the grant application, interested faculty will also need to fill out an itemized budget using the required spreadsheet template. Please send completed budget spreadsheet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If funds are used for off-campus travel, Illinois Tech's faculty travel guidelines must be followed.
Awarded Projects - Reporting and Communication
- To officially accept a grant, recipients must complete, sign, and submit an Agreement of Terms.
- When purchasing supplies and paying fees, please be sure to show the vendor IIT's tax exempt certificate.
- Upon conclusion of the activity, recipients are required to submit a financial record to include all expenditures, income, and receipts.
- Recipents are expected to share activity experiences with Marketing & Communications or the Illinois Tech community, if requested.
- Awards must be used for activities outlined in application; if entire award amount is not used, reimbursement will be based on the amount included in submitted receipts.