Dean’s Innovation Fund Grants

Spring of 2022 saw the formalization of an Interdisciplinary Alliances structure, connecting programs and initiatives within CLAS. The Dean’s Innovation Grant funding provides financial support and incentives up to $5,000 for impactful interdisciplinary efforts in CLAS, either between faculty members and students, or faculty members themselves.

In alignment with our vision, mission, and principles, this work should involve a demonstration of intersectional qualities of humanity and learning; connection points across disciplinary practice; and exhibit the vital need for a broad, liberal arts and sciences education.

Projects supported by the Dean’s Innovation Fund may include, but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary research, scholarship, and creative work that raises the profile and reputation of the faculty member, department, and institution
  • Interdisciplinary pedagogical initiatives, including robust co-teaching and team-teaching models, with special attention on introductory and general education courses
  • Support for placing specific High Impact Practices within courses, with the express purpose of increasing retention and completion rates for our students
  • Undergraduate student mentorship in areas of research, scholarship, creative work, and service learning resulting in impactful student experiences and outcomes
  • Interdisciplinary efforts for grant submissions

Application and Impact Report Information

Innovation Grants Awardees

Dean's Mini Grants

Prior to 2022, CLAS Dean’s mini-grants were provided to faculty to support their scholarly research, undergraduate research and teaching which strengthened faculty and student engagement and ultimately, improved our programs and offerings.

2021 Mini-Grant Stories

College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

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