The College of Human Sciences Innovative Teaching Initiatives Grant (ITIG) supports development and delivery of innovative approaches to enhance student learning. Faculty members are invited to submit proposals outlining exciting and visionary plans to enhance CHS curricular offerings aligned with one or more of the college’s key initiatives:

  • Diversity and social responsibility
  • STEM education
  • Wellness
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personal financial literacy

Complete details: Refer to the Innovative Teaching Initiatives document (PDF) to see the details on priorities, examples, requirements, proposal process, and specific deadlines.


CHS Innovative Teaching Initiative grants are limited to a maximum total award of $20,000 which can be used over a maximum period of two years.


All faculty members in the College of Human Sciences (tenured, tenure-eligible, adjunct, visiting, lecturer or clinician) may apply for a grant. Faculty may submit proposals as individuals or may join with others to submit a proposal as a faculty team.


The proposal submission deadline is due March 7, 2022. Refer to the Innovative Teaching Initiatives document for specific details.

Final report

Recipients of an Innovative Teaching Grant must submit a final report no later than 90 days following the end of the grant cycle. The final report need not be lengthy but should include three basic parts: 1) a narrative of accomplishments, 2) a financial accounting of expenditures, and 3) a discussion of how the new course (or course improvement) will be sustained.

Submission requirements

Proposals must be submitted via this Smartsheet form in a single PDF. Be sure you see a screen saying “Thank you. Your proposal has been received by the Dean’s Office in the College of Human Sciences.” before exiting the browser.

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