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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 Fund. Professional development funds ($500 per proposal) will be awarded to the authors of funded projects. This letter contains a general outline of the Funding for Results program and instructions for obtaining specific information on each grant category.
1. The teaching and learning focus must be clear in all proposals.
2. Methods to measure the effectiveness of the project must be built into the design.
3. Reasonable equipment items that are necessary for carrying out the project may be included in the proposal. However, it is unlikely that a proposal solely for equipment will be funded.
A hard copy of the title page with all signatures must be delivered to the Office of the Vice Provost, AC132, MS3400.
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 anytime.
For Implementation Grants, the narrative must also contain:
The narrative should be single-spaced, in 11-point font or larger. It is limited to three (3) pages for the Demonstration Grants. The proposal is more detailed for Implementation Grants so the narrative may be up to six (6) pages. A ‘literature-cited’ section may be included, but may be no more than two (2) pages. No appendices are allowed.
• Consumable supplies
• Student labor at minimum wage
• Graduate Assistant (be sure to include the cost of fee waivers, etc.)
• Equipment related to the project
• Mileage and travel directly related to delivering the project to its audience
• Participant stipends
• Release time (The amount of release time is limited and must be very well justified; department or unit support for this is encouraged.)
• Is the teaching/learning problem clearly identified?
• Is the proposal clearly stated and innovative?
• Is the project related to the unit's or University’s strategic plan/priorities or current initiatives?
• Are expected outcomes clearly defined, and is a clear plan of assessment identified?
• Does the project-plan demonstrate potential for achieving expected outcomes?
• What is the likelihood that the project will lead to enhanced learning?
• Is the budget reasonable and well justified?
• For Implementation Grants only: Can the plan be sustained beyond FFR funding?
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 committee shall consist of a minimum of 24 members with preference given to members with a working knowledge of the University Planning and Budget Review Committee. There will be at least one graduate student (one-year appointment); two undergraduate students (one-year appointments); one dean; one department chairperson; one faculty representative from each of the colleges, 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 and Associate Provost will serve as non-rotating ex-officio members. Committee members may serve a second term but no more than two consecutive terms. Chair to be appointed by Provost.