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Grants

Professional Travel

Purpose: To support professional development needs that are not eligible for coverage under the professional travel grants and that fall outside the timeline for Research, Scholarship, and Creativity grants.  Maximum possible award: $500

** Exigency Grants are awarded throughout the year based on need. A total of four grants per year will be awarded. 

**ALL 2021-22 APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS LISTED BELOW ARE DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021

Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Grants

Purpose: To help full-time faculty to continue to grow in their expertise by regularly contributing to the development of their discipline. (One RSC application per person per year.)  Maximum possible award: $2,000

Direct questions to faculty.development@simpson.edu

Below are past successful application samples to review:

Application for $500 Faculty Stipend to Design Online Course

Purpose: The purpose of this stipend is to support faculty efforts to research and develop/redesign new online courses.  Applications accepted on a rolling basis. 

Course Development and Enhancement Grants

Purpose: To help faculty to develop new courses and redesign existing courses. (One application for this grant per person per year.)  Maximum possible award: $500

Direct questions to faculty.development@simpson.edu

Below are past successful application samples to review: 

Faculty Grants for Inclusive Teaching and Learning

A.  Inclusive Teaching and Learning Course Development and Enhancement Grant
Purpose: This in-house small grant program is designed to help faculty to include diversity-related content in courses and to increase inclusivity. More specifically, this grant can be used to achieve any one of the following faculty goals:

  1. To make meaningful changes to an existing course (whether or not that course has a Diversity and Power [DP] designation) in order to increase the diversity-related content of that course.  
  2. To help faculty make major changes to the pedagogy being used to teach a course in order to increase inclusivity.
  3. To develop a new course that would have a DP designation or to modify an existing course so that it would have a DP designation.

Maximum possible award: $750, up to $500 can be taken as a stipend

Call for Proposals - Diversity & Inclusivity CDE Grant 

B. Inclusive Teaching and Learning Startup Micro-Grant Purpose: This in-house micro-grant program is designed to help faculty to identify ways to:

  • to increase in breadth or depth the diversity content in their course(s), or 
  • increase the range of inclusive pedagogy utilized in their course(s), or 
  • intentionally build their self-awareness and cultural responsiveness as an increasingly equitable educator.

The hope is that recipients of starter micro-grants will apply for another Inclusive Teaching and Learning grant in the future.

Maximum possible award: $250, up to $100 can be taken as a stipend (from the amount remaining after materials needed to facilitate growth sought are purchased)

Call for Proposals - Diversity & Inclusivity Startup Micro-Grant

C.  Inclusive Teaching and Learning Team Grant (with multiple applications)
Purpose: This in-house small grant program is designed to help teams of faculty work collaboratively to:

  • increase in breadth or depth the diversity content in their course(s), or
  • increase the range of inclusive pedagogy utilized in their course(s), or
  • intentionally build their individual and collective self-awareness and cultural responsiveness as increasingly equitable educators.

Teams must include at least four people that share some sort of commonality. They might all come from the same major or minor. They might teach students who want similar careers (e.g., health-related careers). They might all teach using a similar teaching style (e.g., experiential learning). they might all be interested in being culturally equitable educators. They might be interested in more activism and care to work to develop themselves as anti-racist or anti-sexist or anti-homophobic (etc.) educators.

Funding will be used to purchase a chosen common book (or material to facilitate growth sought - but not conference attendance) for each participant as well as food/snacks for during team-discussion sessions.

Maximum possible award: $2500, up to $200 per person can be taken as a stipend (from the amount remaining beyond books/materials and food).

Call for Proposals - Diversity & Inclusivity Team Grant 


May Term Enrichment Grant

Purpose: To take advantage of the special experiential opportunities available during May Term. Appropriate uses for these funds include but are not limited to guest speakers, travel by van to local museums, businesses, service agencies, and equipment to be used to increase the interactive nature of the class. May Term Enrichment Grants are not to take the place of appropriate course fees.  (One application for this grant per person per year.)

Maximum possible award: $200

Direct questions to faculty.development@simpson.edu


International Travel Course Development Grants

Purpose: to help faculty develop new international travel courses by allowing them to visit the site of a new course in advance. Funds can be used to cover transportation, lodging, and meals, as well as any excursions which might be included as a future travel course activity.

Maximum possible award: $2,000

  • Applications due: Late March
    For more details and a copy of the application form, visit the Faculty Resources Page for International Education information.

Direct questions to Jay Wilkinson in the Office of International Education


Additional Grant Opportunities