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University Initiative

Twenty-five percent (25%) of the FFR funds can be used for University initiatives.

University Initiatives should be related to enhancement of teaching and learning. 

The FFR committee will have input into the design of the University initiatives. It is anticipated that the individuals bringing forth the University initiatives—presumably the Provost or other administrators at a similar level—will bring a proposal to the committee for discussion and committee input.  There will be no set proposal format, and the committee will not vote on the proposal in any way.

The FFR committee will receive a report annually of the use of the funds. 

If a University Initiative is funded beyond two years, it is expected that the individuals responsible for the program will seek other funding sources, such as external funding or going to budget review.

University Initiative funds may be used to partially fund a project funded by another source and to assist a project in transition to another funding source.

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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