Faculty Development

Internal Grant Opportunities

  

 

Faculty Teaching Grants for Student Engagement

NEW in 2014-2015, the Butler University Faculty Development Co-Fellows invite proposals for Faculty Teaching Grants for Student Engagement. These awards are intended to support teaching innovation and to incentivize activities that further enrich the University through student engagement instruction and activities. Click here for more information.

Core Curriculum:

First Year Seminar Course Development Grants:  Available to purchase relevant course materials in order to develop and teach a new First Year Seminar.

Areas of Inquiry Course Development Grants: Available to purchase relevant course materials in order to develop and teach course in any of the areas of inquiry.

Course Enhancement Grants:Available to defray costs for your students to have a related co-curricular experience in a Core course during the semester taught, e.g., museum exhibition or play.

For additional information, including application materials, please see www.butler.edu/core.

Applications for these grants are accepted on a rolling basis.

Indianapolis Community Requirement:

The Center for Citizenship and Community offers $500 in course development funds to faculty for new Indianapolis Community Requirement (ICR)/Service-Learning (SL) course proposals or for course proposals where a new ICR/SL component is added to an existing course.

For additional information, including application materials, please see www.butler.edu/ccc.

Applications for these grants are accepted on a rolling basis.

Service-Learning Course Mini-Grants:

The Center for Citizenship and Community has a limited number of small grants of up to $200 for the costs connected to the integration of a service-learning component into a new or existing course.

For additional information, including application materials, please see www.butler.edu/ccc

Applications for these grants are accepted on a rolling basis. 

General Course Development:

Short Course/Workshop GrantThe grant provides funds to support members of the faculty in scholarly or artistic activities related to their College work such as pursuit of advanced course work (excluding graduate course work); retraining to develop a new specialty, such as computer programming; to learn a new research skill, such as oral history techniques; or to develop a new pedagogical skill, such as competency-based instruction.

For additional information, including the application process, please see www.butler.edu/birs.

Applications for these grants are due on the first of each month, one month prior to the date of the short course or workshop.

Instructional Development Grant: All courses are eligible for funding, except those taught in the Core curriculum, which are funded with a special Core grant. A course that has been approved as a "Topics" course is eligible for funding. This program supports the development of new courses or the revision of existing courses.

For additional information, including the application process, please see www.butler.edu/birs

Applications for these grants are due by the first Monday of February by 5:00 p.m.

Global Education Grants:

In support of Butler University's Strategic Plan initiatives for comprehensive campus internationalization, funding is allocated by the Provost's Office, in conjunction with  the support, enthusiasm, and expertise of the Center for Global Education, for the following faculty and curricular development programs.

For additional information, including the application process, please see www.butler.edu/faculty-development/global-initiative-grants/.

Grant applications for next academic year are due the first Monday of February by 5:00 p.m.

Assessment and Improvement of Student Learning:

Mini-grants for "Closing the Loop":Grants are available for departments/programs that are making curricular or programmatic changes as a result of the assessment process. This is in recognition of the fact that continual assessment and innovation often requires extra meetings and materials that department/program budgets may not be able to comfortably support. For the purposes improvement, a maximum of $500 is available for expenses incurred.

For additional information, including the application process, please see www.butler.edu/oira. Applications for these grants are accepted on a rolling basis.

Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity:

Internal grants to support research, scholarship, or creative activity are supported by two internal grants-the Butler Awards, which fund projects in the Arts, Humanities, and qualitative Social Sciences, and the Holcomb Awards, which fund projects in the Sciences and quantitative Social Sciences. For additional information on the following grant opportunities, including application materials, please see www.butler.edu/birs.

Travel to Present Grant: This program supports faculty travel costs to a national or international meeting to present the results of a research, creative or scholarly project. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

Mini Grant: This program supports special needs for projects that are not part of a larger project or supported by other funding. Examples of purchases that would be acceptable through this funding opportunity include the following: field work travel and operational costs, purchase of minor equipment not supported by the departmental equipment budget, purchase of academic books, costs of materials, supplies, the cost of transporting students, translation of written materials into other languages, and one time purchases of materials or non-technology equipment (specialized clothing or protective equipment, art supplies, school supplies, etc.).  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Short Course/Workshop Grant: The grant provides funds to support members of the faculty in scholarly or artistic activities related to their College work such as pursuit of advanced course work (excluding graduate course work); retraining to develop a new specialty, such as computer programming; to learn a new research skill, such as oral history techniques; or to develop a new pedagogical skill, such as competency-based instruction. Short Course/Workshop Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. 

Instructional Development Grant: This program supports the development of new courses or the revision of existing courses. The applicant is expected to teach the course supported by the grant during the following academic year. Only non-Core courses are eligible for funding.  A course that has been approved as a "Topics" course is eligible for funding. Applications for Instructional Development Grants are due the first Monday of February. 

Faculty Research Grant: The BAC Research Grant supports original, creative, and scholarly faculty projects in the fine arts, humanities and social sciences (qualitative or mixed methods research. Please contact BIRS if you need help deciding the most appropriate committee for your proposal. If you want help please submit your proposal to the BIRS office two weeks prior to the application deadline. Applications for Faculty Research Grants are due the first Monday of February.

Faculty Fellowship: The HAC Faculty Fellowships are designed to encourage faculty academic pursuits during the summer months, although, completion of approved projects may be extended to the end of the fiscal year. The Fellowship supports original, scholarly and research projects in the sciences and social sciences (quantitative research or mixed methods).  The research may be theoretical or empirical. The research may be basic or applied. The program is competitive and open to all tenured or tenure track faculty.  (Holcomb-eligible disciplines only). Applications for Faculty Fellowship Grants are due the first Monday of February.

Grants have different eligibility requirements; please check the webpages for specific information.

Butler Innovation Fund

Butler wants to invest in ideas−ideas that will help put our University on the map; ideas that will help us reach new levels of excellence, especially in the areas of teaching and learning. We want to foster creativity and facilitate collaboration. We want to encourage innovation and the use of new technologies. We want to enhance our existing programs and help support our mission.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to submit their ideas. Click here for the  online application.