Ignite Grants | University of Portland

Ignite Grants

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The Office of the Provost Ignite Grants support new ideas and approaches for curriculum and program development that make an impactful contribution to UP’s teaching and learning future.  Ignite Grants, up to $5,000, are designed to encourage faculty to explore new ideas that have the potential to reshape the classroom experience and to create new opportunities to tie curriculum to real-world experiences in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Proposals should complement the current strategic plan and support individual school strategies and priorities. Ideas are encouraged from all corners of campus.

The next request for proposals will open on September 16, 2019. Details about the process and requirements can be viewed in RFP below.   The deadline for proposal submissions is January 20, 2020.  Grants will be awarded in early April, 2020.  New for this year are two initiative tracts: 1) Faculty Innovation and 2) Instructional Technology.  If you would like your proposal to be considered for one of these tracts, please indicate that on your proposal.

 For additional information on the Ignite Grants please see the FAQ page or contact the Ignite team at ignite@up.edu.

The goals of Ignite are to:

  1. Advance pedagogy and promote faculty collaboration
  2. Foster innovative ideas that can be scaled and/or be competitive for external funding
  3. Transform the learning experience for all students

The first round of Ignite Grants were awarded in Spring 2018 and the second round in Spring, 2019.  Please see Faculty Awards below for details and updates about the projects.

If you’ve got an idea that might be a good fit for Ignite funding, please contact the Ignite team at ignite@up.edu to explore the possibilities.