Faculty, instructors invited to apply for grants to improve education for NIU Honors students

Photo of student studying on lawnThe Honors Program invites applications for the 2011 Summer Grants for the improvement of honors education at NIU.

Although the award may be shared among multiple recipients, the total award for any one grant is limited to $6,000. All teaching faculty and instructors are eligible. Applications must be received in the Honors Program office office by Wednesday, March 2, and awards will be announced on or before May 6.

Use of these grants is recommended for, but not limited to:

  • mini-section improvement;
  • the development of new honors courses; and
  • the development or improvement of departmental or college honors and capstone experiences. 

This year, the Honors Program is especially interested in awarding grants that will increase the number of honors students, particularly among underrepresented majors, schools or groups.

Honors Program staff also are eager to award grants that will initiate or develop departmental or college honors programs in ways that grow the Honors Program and increase the cooperation between the program and those departments and colleges in which the number of honors students is disproportionately small.

If interested, e-mail dkempton@niu.edu or call (815) 753-9399.

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