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Immersion Grants

The College of Arts & Science has created a dedicated funding stream to offset the expenses associated with innovative Immersion experiences that are developed by A&S faculty members. Funds can be used to offset expenses for developing and implementing the experience, and for student participation in it. Two types of Immersion Grants are available: Immersion Scholar Grants (ISGs) and Immersion Mini-Grants (IMGs). All full-time, tenured, tenure-track, and non- tenure-track faculty are eligible for ISGs and IMGs. 

Immersion Scholar Grants  

ISGs provide funding for projects leading to the completion of students’ Immersion requirement.

  • ISG proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. ISG terms may be up to two years, although term lengths within that limit may vary. Please consider lead time when planning your application.
  • ISG grant amounts will vary, but funding amounts requested should not exceed $15,000 per year, $30,000 total. 
  • ISG proposals may be submitted by one faculty member or a team of faculty members, but one faculty member must be designated as the lead and must submit the proposal.
  • All materials must be uploaded to REDCap .
  • The chair or director will be prompted to approve the application via REDCap after the materials are submitted. We strongly recommend that faculty members have a prior discussion with their chair or director before submitting a grant application.
Application

A proposal and budget are required.

The proposal narrative should be no more than three pages, submitted as a PDF and should include the following:

  • A title and brief description of the experience being proposed;
  • The faculty member(s) proposing to lead the experience (collaboration among faculty members is encouraged) and their qualifications for doing so;
  • The Immersion pathway(s) to which the experience will be linked and why;
  • What kind of planning and development for the experience (if any) is required before it is launched;
  • The number of students that are expected to be involved or that can be served by the experience, and whether specific students (within a major or area of study) will be targeted;
  • Relevant coursework that could serve as part of the Immersion experience for students;
  • A timeline for development and launch of the Immersion experience;
  • The outcome(s) expected from the experience, including specific knowledge gained by students and a description of the type of final project that students will be expected to complete; and
  • A budget narrative describing the categories of expenses expected to be incurred, including expenses associated with development of the experience, expenses associated with student participation, and expenses that might be incurred by the faculty member(s) leading the experience.
Budget
  • A separate budget, in Excel, indicating the total funds being requested, is also required. The budget must be submitted as a PDF.
  • All funding disbursement will be handled by the lead faculty member’s SAO.
Immersion Mini-Grants

IMGs are for smaller expenses (up to $3,000) associated with Immersion experiences. They may be used to cover, for example, the cost of materials, the planning and execution of events, and/or student visits to off-campus venues (e.g., an exhibition or event).

  • IMG proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis. IMG terms may vary, but the expenses associated must be incurred within a single fiscal year.
  • IMG proposals may be submitted by a single faculty member or a team of faculty members. One faculty member must be designated the lead on the proposal.
  • IMG grant amounts will vary, but funding amounts requested should not exceed $3,000.
  • IMG proposals will consist of a single PDF, no more than two pages, which must include the rationale and specifics for the request, a brief budget, and a timeline.
  • Supporting documentation may also be submitted, e.g., invoice or price quote.
  • All funding disbursement will be handled by the lead faculty member’s SAO.

Please direct all questions to Dean Bonnie Dow.