Call for 2013 Teaching Development Grant Proposal

July 24th, 2013 | Tags:

Teaching faculty are encouraged to apply for a 2013 Teaching Development Grants to support teaching and learning.  This year’s grant program combines one-time and recurring funding through STaR to support initiatives related to student engagement and faculty development. There are four categories of Teaching Development Grants available for faculty to enhance their teaching. These will include:

  1. Travel Grants. Up to $2,000 for full-time faculty to attend conferences specific to teaching. The purpose of participation must be directly related to enhancing instruction on SUNY Oneonta campus, but faculty member does not need to be presenting at the conference to be awarded funds. A list of teaching conferences, both broad-based and discipline specific, can be found at
  2. Travel Mini-Grants. Up to $500 for full-time faculty to attend pre or post conference workshops specific to teaching in their discipline. Costs for traveling to and from conference or conference fees cannot be included in the budget, only fees associated with attending pre-conference or workshop can be included.
  3. Course Enhancement Grants. Up to $1500 for individual full-time faculty and $2500 for groups of two or more full-time faculty to develop new courses or make substantial revisions to existing courses. Funds may be used for purchasing specific course materials and a faculty stipend for time to course development or revisions. Stipends may not exceed $500 per person. Individuals or groups of faculty in a single department or across departments may submit a proposal.
  4. Course Enhancement Mini-Grants. Up to $500 for any member of the teaching faculty, full-time or part-time, to purchase materials used to enhance their teaching. These are meant to be small-scale projects that have an immediate impact on their courses (particularly those with large first year student enrollment).

Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis for proposals that best fit the goals and criteria for supporting teaching, learning, and engagement.  All tenured and tenure-track faculty, as well as full-time non-tenure track instructors are eligible for these grants. Part-time instructors are eligible for course enhancement mini-grants.  Individuals are eligible to receive one grant per fiscal year.

The complete announcement is attached. Word templates for all grant applications, as well as the grant announcement, are available at:

For More Information

The Faculty Development and Student Engagement Initiatives

  • Theresa Russo (Human Ecology, 118D Human Ecology, -2450)
  • Bill Wilkerson (Political Science, 10A Schumacher, -3272)