Summer Stipend


DEADLINE: 12:00 noon, Monday, September 23, 2013
Submit to: WIU Foundation Office, Sherman Hall 303

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects will award up to ten summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2014. Additional support is possible from the Office of Sponsored Projects. The Foundation will be awarding three additional grants specifically related to academic enhancements in the classroom. These will be awarded to three Category 1 or 2 projects. All of these grants provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the professional advancement of the proposal writer and the enhancement of Western Illinois University in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity. While teaching, research, and creative activities are expected of every faculty member, the summer stipend is intended to allow faculty to pursue projects well beyond those which can normally be pursued during the academic year. Proposals are encouraged in the following categories:

  • Curriculum - Development of a significant curriculum proposal
  • Curriculum - Mastery of a new instructional technique
  • Research - Research leading to publication
  • Research - Research required to prepare an external granting agency application
  • Creation of work leading to a performance or exhibition

The selection committee will be made up of representatives from each college of the University, representatives from the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research (CITR), and representatives from the University Research Council (URC). In the review and award process, the committee will pay special attention to the "expected outcomes" section of the proposal in order to ensure that substantial outcomes will result from the stipend-funded project.

Proposals for summer stipends must be submitted to the WIU Foundation Office, 303 Sherman Hall, no later than 12:00 noon on Monday, September 23. Signatures are required from Department Chairs and Deans. Letters of support are not requested and will not be considered. Proposals must follow the attached Proposal Guideline. Please read it carefully. The Committee will only consider applications that follow the guidelines, supply important information, present scholarly quality, and meet the application deadline.

This application in PDF format and examples of successfully funded stipend awards can be found on the links below.

If you have questions concerning the implementation of these guidelines, feel free to contact Lisa Krieg, Office of the Vice President for Advancement and Public Services, (309/298-1808).