Enhancing Student Culture for Academic Engagement and Excellence

Note: This information is for archival purposes only. For a list of current grant opportunities, please visit our Grants and Awards page.


In the fall of 2004 and again in 2006, the Provost set aside $100,000 to stimulate changes leading to an enhanced UD student culture for academic engagement and excellence.  The Provost tasked the Faculty Development Committee (FDC) with developing guidelines and a selection process for distributing the funds in the form of grants.  The grants are designed to help foster innovations that support the implementation of “A Vision of Excellence.”  These grants will be competitively awarded up to $20,000, although we anticipate most projects to request less. Note that projects funded for 2004-5 can compete again, but must address the questions highlighted in the section of this RFP labeled “2004-5 Project Extensions.”

For descriptions of projects funded for 2004-05, visit the LTC Newsletter of Fall 2005 (PDF document) >>

Deadlines for 2006-07

Deadline for preliminary applications: Noon, Friday Nov. 3, 2006
(No late hand-ins accepted)

FDC review of preliminary applications available: Friday Nov. 10, 2006

Deadline for full applications: Noon Tuesday Nov. 28, 2006

Funding decisions announced: Friday Dec. 15, 2006

Workshops Offered to Support Grant Writing

Workshops will be held in the LTC during the month of October 2006, to showcase projects from the 2004-05 grant process and to help prospective grant applicants consider how best to submit a proposal:

Documents and Forms

Here are the details of the grant "Request for Proposals" including the full criteria used to judge grant applications and the application forms (These are Microsoft Word documents; please save to your hard drive before opening):

Download Description (Word document) >>
Download Application - Part_1 (Word document) >>
Download Application - Part_2 (Word document) >>

Members of the Faculty Development Committee (2006-2007)