Butler Awards Committee Instructional Development Grants
Up to $1,000
Instructional Development Grant Application Form
Program: This program supports the development
of new courses or the revision of existing courses. The maximum
award is $1,000. 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.
Information on the development of Core courses, including
Core course development grant applications is available at http://www.butler.edu/core/for-faculty/for-faculty/
Your application must consist of a program statement:
- A description of the nature of the course, the need for
development and how work will be accomplished. It should also
describe how the proposed course meets the guidelines for BAC grant
applications (see Butler Awards Committee overview).
- A budget narrative that lists and justifies all requested
expenditures. Requests for materials readily available from the
library or through interlibrary loan must be explicitly justified.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to check on the
availability of requested books and materials with the university
- The statement should be typed and formatted in the following
way: 1.5 line spacing, standard 11 or 12 pt. Times New Roman
font, one inch margins all around, and no more than two pages.
- Proposals that do not conform to these guidelines will be
returned without evaluation. Use the
form that is currently on the website. Proposals submitted on
outdated forms will be deemed non-compliant and will not be
forwarded to the BAC committee.
The proposal application form should be signed by the
applicant, the chair of the department or program, and the dean of
Deadline: Instructional Development Grant
applications have a deadline of the first Monday of February,
by 5:00 p.m.
Duration: The grant period is from May 1st to
May 31st of the following year. In exceptional
circumstances, an extension of the grant period (for annual grants)
is permitted. If an awardee requires additional time to complete
his/her project, a request for an extension should be submitted no
later than one month prior to the end of the grant period. No new
grant money will be released until the first project, including the
final report, is completed.
Report: A report describing the final design of
the new course or how the existing course has been improved is due
in the Butler Institute for Research and Scholarship office no
later than 60 days after the end of the grant period.