The Funding for Results (FFR) program provides a mechanism to fund those strategic
initiatives dealing with the enhancement of teaching and learning. Proposals are requested
in a standard grant proposal format and are reviewed by a Funding For Results team.
Awards are managed as grant accounts. There are three categories of competitive grants:
Demonstration, Implementation and Core Continuing. FFR funds support two other types
of activities: University Initiative projects and the Student Professional Development
The due date for faculty/staff proposals is the second Monday of November.
Student professional development fund requests are year round and may be submitted
The Demonstration Grant program provides faculty and staff with the opportunity to
try new ideas for which no significant background or information exists to predict
the likelihood of success. Demonstration Grants may also be pilot projects. The
Demonstration Grants will be funded for up to two years at a maximum of $15,000.
If the Demonstration Grant is successful, the project may be proposed in a subsequent
year as an Implementation Grant.
The Implementation Grant program provides funds to support projects with up to a three-year
duration, in which evidence of success from previous research (or FFR Demonstration
Grants) indicates that project may be adaptable to a reasonably-sized audience at
Southeast. The proposals typically will be funded up to $45,000. The grants are not
The Core Continuing Grant program provides funds to support qualified projects for
five or more years. These grants will be awarded only rarely, and they will sustain
programs that have demonstrated value to the entire University and can be supported
for under $10,000 per year. There must be evidence for the quality of the program
and its relevance to FFR goals based on previous FFR support in the Implementation
or University Initiative programs. In addition to evidence of the program's value
to the University, there must be compelling evidence that other sources of University
funding are not available.
A goal in the University's Strategic Plan is that all students will have meaningful
experiential learning as part of their education. Southeast has established, as part
of its Campus-level FFR Program, a fund to support professional experiences for students.
The fund helps make possible the participation by students in real-world, professional
presentations of the results of research and other creative work. The program supports
travel, lodging and other expenses related to these activities (subject to university
policies governing faculty/staff travel) on a competitive basis. This program is run
directly by the Funding For Results Team as a permanent program
The University Initiative provides funds to support programs having the potential
to impact a large segment of the University Community. University Initiatives are
usually proposed by the Provost or a Vice President.
Charge: To oversee the Funding for Results (FFR) program established by the University in
1996. Team Members are responsible for reviewing all FFR proposals submitted by faculty
and professional/administrative staff, recommending funds to those receiving the highest
rankings, reviewing the interim and final reports of funded projects, overseeing the
funding and reports from the Student Professional Development program, and for the
ongoing review and development of the FFR program as it evolves.
Membership: The team shall consist of a minimum of 24 members with preference given to members
with a working knowledge of the University Planning and Budget Review Committees.
There will be at least one graduate student (one-year appointment); two undergraduate
students (one-year appointment); one dean; one department chairperson; one representative
of each of the colleges and Kent Library; one representative from the Professional
Staff Council; and one representative from the CTS Staff Council. Regular appointments
will be for a three-year term on a staggered basis. The Provost may appoint an additional
five (5) at-large members. The Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student
Success, Dean of the School of University Studies, and Dean of the School of Graduate
Studies will serve as non-rotating members. Team members may serve a second term
but no more than two consecutive terms. Chair to be appointed by Provost.
Download the following documents for Funding for Results proposals.