Experiential Learning Innovation Fund for Faculty

Seeking funds for your experiential learning opportunity?

Experiential Learning Innovation Fund for Faculty (ELIFF
Call for Proposals for Spring 2019 Courses
Deadline: December 3, 2018

The Experiential Learning Innovation Fund for Faculty (ELIFF) supports Experiential Learning innovation across the curriculum at the University of Dayton. The fund supports all faculty in the implementation and integration of creative, high-impact Experiential Learning programs and activities in University courses.  Approximately five stipends of $200-$500 will be awarded to faculty members for Spring 2019 courses. Preference will be given to faculty and departments which have not already been awarded funds.

The funds may be used for supplies, event fees, and/or student transportation costs associated with the Experiential Learning activity or program designed by the faculty member(s). Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged. Up to three faculty members may submit a single, collaborative proposal application, as long as students in their separate courses will work together on the same Experiential Learning activity or program. Selected faculty will be involved in an Experiential Learning community cohort which includes a campus conversation event in the Learning Teaching Center to acknowledge faculty work in advancing experiential learning at UD. Recipients will also be featured on the Experiential Learning website.

The deadline to apply is Monday, December 3 at 11:59 p.m., and recipients will be announced in mid December.

Faculty can apply here: ELIFF Application Spring 2019 Courses 

Please see the attached Call for Proposals for more information. To learn more about the fund, you are invited to attend the ELIFF recipient roundtable lunch on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 11:00-12:30 p.m. in the LTC Forum 044. To RSVP please click here>>. Feel free to contact Karen Velasquez, Director of Experiential Learning, with any questions or concerns: kvelasquez1@udayton.edu. The Director of Experiential Learning and the Experiential Learning Advisory Group review applications based on the following crieteria: 


  • Creativity in terms of thoughtful integration of experiential learning goals into the activity/program
  • Extent to which learning outcomes for the experience are clearly articulated
  • The depth and intentionality of proposed reflection on experience
  • Perceived financial need and intended use of funds

 Read what our past recipients are up to!

Recipients of the award are listed below.

Fall 2018 Recipients
spRing 2018 RECIPIENTS

The Office of Experiential Learning

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