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CoSTEM Innovative Teaching Mini-grant 


The CoSTEM Innovative Teaching Mini-grant is designed to provide faculty with the opportunity to improve student achievement and learning through innovative and creative practices in the classroom. 



All full time CoSTEM faculty and instructors 



Application Deadline: September 21, 2023

The dean’s office will accept applications once a year. The 2023/24 Application is due on or before September 21, 2023.

The grant is for projects commencing in the 2023-2024 academic year. Each project coordinator must agree to submit a report to the dean at the completion of their project describing the results of the project and evaluating its effectiveness. 



Grants in amounts "up to" $1000 for an individual faculty and "up to" $1,500 for a team of two or more faculty members and a $500 faculty stipend will be awarded to CoSTEM faculty members who seek to increase and enhance the learning opportunities of their students. Funds support classroom instruction by providing for the purchase of unique or innovative classroom equipment and/or instructional supplies, outside the classroom experience and other related initiatives. Successfully funded programs will do the following: 


Application Process 

Faculty interested in applying for an innovative teaching grant may submit the online application. 

Applications must be submitted online by September 21, 2023

A grant application must have a "primary coordinator." For those grant applications that have multiple faculty members involved in a project, a "primary coordinator" may submit only one grant application per year for funding through the CoSTEM Innovative Teaching Mini-grants initiative. 

Those receiving grants must agree to provide a brief evaluation of the project's value and impact. It is due via email to the dean within two months of the project's implementation. 

If you have any questions, please contact the CoSTEM Associate Dean of Student Success.


The proposal must include:

  • Current success rates of students in the course(s)
  • The proposed improvement and how it will impact student success
  • The proposed budget
Success tied to introductory courses or targeting populations that are less successful will increase the likelihood of receiving the grant.