Curriculum Innovation Grant

The 2022-2023 Application Period is currently closed

Grant Information

Each fall, the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning (FCTL) accepts applications for Curriculum Innovation Grants. The purpose of this internal funding opportunity is to support faculty efforts towards advancing teaching and learning practices at Missouri State University through their involvement in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Award Amount 

The Curriculum Innnovation Grant program provides awards of up to $4,000 per grant.


All MSU faculty members are eligible to apply individually or as a team (per course instructors and adjuncts are welcome to submit proposals in collaboration with at least one full-time faculty member, who will serve as the primary investigator). 


1.  Application Submission

Opens Spring 2023

2.  Completion of the Proposed SoTL Inquiry

Grant recipients will have 1 year (from the start of activities) to complete the proposed SoTL Inquiry (all SoTL inquiries must be completed within 1 1/2 years of notification). 

3.  Sharing of Results and Outcomes

  • Successful recipients are expected to provide a sharable write-up of the SoTL inquiry to be shared publicly through MSU/FCTL website(s) and various modes of faculty recognition opportunities. 
  • Recipients are required to present the SoTL inquiry with the MSU Academic Community through participation in a Showcase on Teaching and Learning within 1 year of completing the inquiry (interactive poster session or a faculty presentation).

Deadlines & Timelines

Spring 2023 Grant Information Workshop (date to be determined)
September 2023 Grant Information Workshnop (date to be determined)
October 31, 2023 Applications Due
December 15, 2023 Notification of Award Recipients


Allowabe Usage of Grant Funds

Type of Expense Specifications
Instructional Materials Direct costs associated with the purchase and/or production of curriculum modules, supplemental instruction, workbooks, or other instructional materials (compensation of time for faculty and/or graduate assistance is not allowed).
Equipment and/or Software

Equipment and/or software to support instructional change.

Professional Development Professional development including workshops, online courses or training, external trainers, conference registration fees, and/or associated travel expenses (workshops and training already provided through LinkedIn or other university venues is excluded).
Supplies/Other Direct costs associated with supplies or other items needed to support the instructional change are allowed. Incentives for students to participate in a faculty members research project will be considered; however, stipends, hourly rates, or covering student tuition is not allowable.
Not Allowable Expenses
Type of Expense Specifications
Faculty salaries or other compensation Not covered by these funds.


Computer upgrades, classroom upgrades, or other software/platforms that are already being provided or are within the scope of the college or university will not be covered by these funds.

Application Review Process 

Proposals will be reviewed by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Council. 

Scoring Criteria

Available Spring 2023

View Past Curriculum Innovation Award Recipients