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Demonstration Grants

The FFR Demonstration Grant Program will provide 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 two year 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.

Goal 1:
The primary goal of the FFR Demonstration Grant is to encourage faculty and staff to create solutions for teaching and learning improvement. Proposals relating to service learning, experiential learning, enhancement of student performance on General Education objectives, assessment of student outcomes in the major, and the improvement of student retention and success are appropriate to the mission of FFR.

Goal 2:
It is a goal of the FFR Demonstration Grant that the completed projects be presented in some format to the University community. Feedback as to the effectiveness of creative or novel solutions should be discussed and synthesized by the academic community.

Goal 3:
It is the goal of the FFR Demonstration Grant to only support projects that have clear, well-developed evaluative measures. The assessment process must be appropriate and well-integrated into the project plan.

Application Process

Eligibility Any full-time faculty or staff member may apply. Co- or multiple investigator proposals are encouraged. The first-listed proposer will be considered responsible for all reporting and for budget management. 
Submission Steps and Requirements:

1.      Download and complete the FFR Narrative

2.      Download and complete the FFR Budget Sheet

3.      Complete the FFR Grant Application and attach your Narrative and Budget Sheet where prompted in the application. 



The narrative for the FFR Demonstration Grant Proposals must address the following issues:

  • Identification of the teaching/learning problem that will be affected by the funding of this proposal.
  • A clear statement of the proposed solution for that problem.
  • The project's relationship to the unit's or University's strategic plan/priorities or current initiatives.
  • Plan of activities designed to achieve the goals--WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? HOW? Explain how this is different from what others have tried.
  • Plan for Evaluation: Describe indicators of success/data to be tracked, including a description of baseline data to be utilized in evaluation.
  • Timeline.
  • Budget Justification
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 If you have questions or problems please contact The Office of the Vice Provost at: or 573-651-2207 



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