Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research

Summer Stipend

The Summer Stipend grants provide opportunities for faculty to engage in project 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. Together, the Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects support WIU faculty's scholarly activity. Additional support is possible from the Office of Sponsored Projects.


Overview

Of special note, the Foundation has funds available for two additional grants specifically related to academic enhancements in the classroom (Category 1 or 2 projects). These curriculum-related awards will be for proposals designed to increase and maintain academic standards, to fund proposals designed to enhance classroom instruction and improve research capabilities, and to assist in developing and increasing the facilities of Western Illinois University for broader educational opportunities.

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 that can normally be pursued during the academic year. For proposals that span multiple categories, please submit your proposal in the category with the most immediate response. Submit proposals in one of 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

Contact/Questions

For questions please contact:
Lisa Krieg, Administrative Assistant
Foundation and Development Office
303 Sherman Hall
(309) 298-1808
LL-Krieg@wiu.edu

Submission

Details regarding the upcoming awards will be announced as details are made available.

Proposals for summer stipends must be submitted to the WIU Foundation Office, 303 Sherman Hall. Signatures are required from Department Chairs and Deans, and applications are not complete until all signatures have been obtained. The Committee will not accept late proposals. Letters of support are helpful to the committee and encouraged.

Proposals must follow the guidelines and policies. The Committee will only consider applications that follow the guidelines, supply important information, present scholarly quality, and meet the application deadline.