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Curriculum-Related Grants

CRAC - Curriculum-Related Activities Committee Grant RFP

We invite proposals for curriculum-related activities to be performed by faculty members during the summer.  In accordance with the CSU-AAUP/BOT Collective Bargaining Agreement, funds available for such projects will be awarded at the discretion of the President, employing an advisory system established by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Projects should clearly reflect effort and activity above and beyond normal expectations for course preparation. Proposals might directly lead to curricular innovations targeted to W courses, on-line/hybrid courses or program development, interdisciplinary collaborations and other developments that further the goals of the Liberal Education Program. Preference will be given to projects that enhance instruction and assessment of learning in multiple sections of courses. Only one proposal per person will be accepted. Only one proposal per project will be accepted. The Committee will evaluate completed proposals and recommend individual awards up to $2,500 each for meritorious proposals.  Collaborative proposals involving two or more faculty members will be funded at a maximum of $5,000 to be shared by the applicants.  For joint proposals, it is necessary to describe the contribution of each member in detail. Any funds awarded for this 2017-2018 grant cycle must be expended by September 30, 2018. A final report is due September 30, 2018. Individuals who have previously received awards under this program must have submitted a final report to the Office of Faculty Development in order to be considered for the current award cycle.

Copies of successfully funded proposals from previous years are available in the Office of Faculty Development.  If you have questions about the program or the proposal format, please contact Ms. Jennifer Hudson, Faculty Development Associate, at x 25357.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, March 10, 2017, 4:00 p.m. as an email attachment sent to, but all joint proposals require an original, hand-signed print copy of the signed consent form sent to Ms. Hudson in Buley Library 213. The committee will notify recipients of awards on or after Tuesday, April 18, 2016.

Curriculum Grant Proposal Evaluation Rubric

Curriculum Related Activities Grants--Post-Award Information

Congratulations! Wondering what to do now that your proposed curriculum project has received funding? See our flow chart for steps in the right direction. 

The amount of the award was specified in the letter you received from the Associate Vice President for Assessment, Planning and Academic Programs.  Please exercise care in planning your project to ensure that you do not exceed this amount. 

The grant money must be used during the summer. Awarded funds are intended to support projects more than act as "accounts" for project directors.

A Banner organization will be set up for each grant awarded in the name of the recipient.  When a joint proposal has been funded, one faculty member will be identified for administrative purposes. The University will administer the expenses for your project through the procedures described below.  Please note that all expenses must be included in your budget.

For reimbursement of supplies or materials under and up to $99.99 (in total), you may purchase the items yourself and submit a CO-17XP Employee Voucher - Travel and Other form, with original receipts attached, to the Office of Faculty Development within 20 calendar days of the purchase so that approved paperwork can get to Accounts Payable within the required 30 calendar day time frame. This reimbursement will be charged to your Banner organization. Please note that the University will not reimburse employees for Connecticut State Sales Tax. For complete information and regulations on reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses, please visit the Accounts Payable web page.

For items equal to or greater than $100, please complete a Purchase Requisition (to issue a Purchase Order) and submit to the Office of Faculty Development before purchase. All software purchases must be through an IT-approved vendor and an estimate obtained from IT from said vendor must be submitted with the Purchase Requisition. Allow four weeks for the processing of your order. For complete information on purchasing procedures and regulations, please visit the Procurement Department's web page.

A supplement to your salary may be taken for any aspect of the project that does not include funds for supplies, materials or equipment. The stipend will be reflected in your Payroll check (usually in July). NOTE: Stipends may not exceed $2,500.00.

Submission of Grant Reports

A final report on curriculum-related project outcomes and expenditures must be filed with the Office of Faculty Development upon completion. You may submit your report to the attention of Ms. Jennifer Hudson, Faculty Development Associate,