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Faculty Innovation Grants (FIG)

Faculty Innovation Grants (FIGS) are devoted to the creation or application of learning objects, resources or innovative approaches by faculty members, with the support of the TLT Center, to infuse technology in courses scheduled to be taught at Seton Hall no later than one academic year after receiving the grant. The grant award will depend on the project but shall not exceed $5,000 per project.

Faculty Innovation Grants are sponsored by Academic Affairs and the TLT Center and are offered when funds are made available. The faculty will be notified when these grants are available with a Request for Proposals (RPF).

Faculty interested in pursuing a FIG must submit a proposal using the FIG Submission Form. The applications will be reviewed and recommendations for funding will be made to the TLT Center by a faculty committee.

Successful proposals address the following criteria:

  • Innovation. Preference will be given to proposals that explore emerging technologies, use existing or new cloud computing services, or provide students with knowledge and skills that can directly enhance students' career trajectory (path).

  • Breadth. Tools and resources created through the grant should have the potential to be applied beyond the initial course(s) for which they are created. Applicants should explain how they intend to make their resources available to broader constituencies, both on and off campus. Projects that can be effectively presented at conferences, workshops and other venues are highly encouraged.

  • Scholarship. The TLT Center encourages proposals that aim to bridge the gap between faculty research interests and classroom teaching. Projects presenting research results in a manner accessible to students and a broader audience are highly encouraged.

  • Pedagogy. Proposals should demonstrate sound and innovative pedagogical practices and illustrate clearly how the project will result in an enhanced learning experience in the classroom or online.

  • Budget. A successful application must include a budget outline. The total amount may not exceed $5,000 and can be used for a faculty stipend, hardware and/or software. Preference will be given to proposals with clear potential to attract outside funding.

  • Feasibility. Proposals should center on objectives that can be realistically fulfilled before the start of the semester in which the target course will be taught.

  • Assessment. Successful project proposals will include a plan for how the effectiveness of the implementation of the tool, resource, or application will be assessed. The assessment should be linked to the learning objectives for which the project is developed.

Abstracts from previous FIG funded projects can be accessed by year:
If you have any questions regarding the TLT Center's Faculty Innovation Grants, please contact Renee M. Cicchino at renee.cicchino@shu.edu or at (973) 313-6249.
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