Financial Assistance for Travel to Teaching Conferences

Assistance is available to support faculty attendance and participation at conferences and workshops to improve classroom teaching. The application form requests information on the purpose of the workshop, sponsorship, dates, location, and fees. Funds may be requested to cover travel and registration costs.  For further information, contact Rodney Hessinger.

Faculty Instructional Grants

Awards of up to $600 are available to full-time faculty for the development of new or alternative teaching strategies and methods, course materials, or learning aids directly related to the University curriculum. The goals of the program are:

  • 1. To encourage faculty to design and implement innovative or alternative teaching and learning methods;
  • 2. To help faculty create and prepare innovative or alternative teaching materials for classroom use;
  • 3. To provide incentives for faculty to develop instructional materials beyond the normal requirement of a regular teaching load.
  • 4. To improve the teaching and learning environment of the University.

The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Grants to Internationalize the Curriculum (Kahl Endowment)

Guidelines for Kahl Endowment Grants (administered by the Provost) are here.

Financial Assistance for Research

Small grants for financial assistance for the support of faculty research are available, either directly from the Associate Academic Vice President who serves ex officio as chair of the Committee on Research and Service, or, if they exceed $300, from the Committee on Research and Service. Requests may be submitted at any time during the year, but early application is encouraged.

JCU Student Research Grants

Student research awards of up to $250 each are available to support undergraduate and graduate student research in any field.  Student must be enrolled currently in degree programs and students must be working with a faculty member on their research project.  Applications are considered on a rolling basis and are subject to availability of funds.  For further information, please contact Dr. Jim Krukones, Associate Academic Vice President, at