This section includes resources and ideas to help instructors to find financial and other resources to support innovative teaching and learning and to fund the scholarship of teaching and learning.
NCC Director of Grants: Shelly Porcellino
Developing a proposal - good advice from UW-Milwaukee Graduate School
More guides - from Indiana University
Grant alert services - receive an email when funding opportunities become available in your areas of interest
Internal Grant Opportunities
Summer Grants - click on the Professional Development tab
External Grant Opportunities
Academic Affairs Office - List compiled by Academic Affairs related to funding for personal scholarship and professional activities.
Federal and State Funding
Grants.Gov - Searchable access to twenty-six grant making agencies.
Dept. of Education - Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
Dept. of Education - Office of Postsecondary Education - a variety of grant programs
Dept. of Education - Institute of Education Sciences - primarily for research on K-12 education
Environmental Protection Agency - Environmental Education
Learn and Serve America - Higher Education Programs - "Higher Education programs expand participation in community service by supporting innovative service-learning programs carried out through institutions of higher education, acting as civic institutions to meet the human, educational, environmental, or public safety needs of neighboring communities."
National Endowment for the Humanities - Teaching Development Fellowships - "Teaching Development Fellowships (TDF) support college and university teachers pursuing research aimed specifically at improving their undergraduate teaching. The program has three broad goals: 1) to improve the quality of humanities education in the United States; 2) to strengthen the link between research and teaching in the humanities; and 3) to foster excellence in undergraduate instruction."
National Science Foundation - Undergraduate Education - a variety of funding opportunities
National Science Foundation - Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences
HECA Grants (Illinois Board of Higher Education, Higher Education Cooperation Act Grants) - "is designed to promote effective use of resources though cooperation among institutions, to achieve an equitable distribution of education services, and to develop innovative concepts and applications. The grants go to both public and private institutions. Cooperation, as defined by the statute, involves at least two higher education institutions, and should be designed to serve a public purpose, while promoting effective use of educational resources, the equitable distribution of educational services, and the development of innovative concepts and applications."
Public Organization Funding
AERA/OERI Research Grants Program - Fellowships and grants for training in and funding for educational research, from the American Educational Research Association
AIR Grant Program - "The goals of this program are to provide professional development opportunities to doctoral students, institutional researchers, educators, and administrators, and to foster the use of federal databases for institutional research in postsecondary education." From the Association for Institutional Research.
The Association for Library and Information Science Education - "An award of one or more grants totaling $5,000 may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science....At least one applicant in a group submitting a proposal must be a personal member of ALISE as of the deadline date."
National Education Association Foundation - "Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment."
Private Foundation Funding
Foundation Center - "Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust."
The Coleman Foundation - with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurship education
Have a link to good resources on funding? Please e-mail the Center.