Grants available to support research, projects geared to improve undergraduate instruction

Photo of an apple used as a bookendNIU’s Committee for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education is administering four different types of grants to support research in and projects for the improvement of instruction in undergraduate courses.

All proposals must be submitted to the committee by Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Email proposal forms to jganshir@niu.edu.

Projects must be accompanied by approval from the department chair and college dean as outlined in the proposal form.

The four types of grants are:

  • Instructional Research and Improvement Grant—up to $1,000
  • Student-Originated Instructional Research and Improvement Grant (requires a faculty sponsor)—up to $1,000
  • Microcomputer Software Acquisition Grant—up to $1,000
  • Instructional Research and Improvement Grant—$3,500 (see new service learning initiative in the grant form)

Copies of the grant forms and guidelines are available online. Applicants should use the current forms and not previous forms they might have retained.

All expenditures apart from salary must be made by June 1, 2012.

For the higher funded Instructional Research and Improvement grant, the initial installment of salary associated with projects will be paid May 16, 2012 through June 15, 2012 regardless of when the work is actually completed. The final installment of salary will be paid upon acceptance of the final report.

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