Faculty Innovation Grants

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Courses and curricula are always a work in progress. The FIC offers small grants to spark your instructional innovations. Photo by Michael Grosicki from Unsplash.com

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DIY Microgrant FAQ


Coming Soon - DIY Microgrants

We are close to launching another grant opportunity!  These grants will provide up to $500 in start up funds to UT Faculty who are exploring ways to enhance learning within their courses.  We have seen an increased interest in developing course content that is tailor-made for UT courses and exploring ways to use instructional technology/learning tools to tackle teaching or learning challenges.  We can help you get started. Learn More

2018 Faculty Innovation Grant Recipients

Thank you to everyone who applied, we were encouraged by the interest in exploring new ways to advance teaching and learning for the success of all students. The Faculty Innovation Center has awarded 11 grants to UT Austin faculty for promising instructional innovations focusing on experiential learning within undergraduate education. Whether you received a grant, applied for a grant or simply have interest in exploring ways to bring experiential learning into your course, we are here to support your efforts. Contact Us

  • Joshua Barbour (Communication Studies) Building Experiential Learning into the Study of Organizations: Helping Students Apply Theory and Research to Assess Organizational Culture and Communication.
  • Elizabeth Catlos (Geological Science) Incorporating electron microbeam technology into geosciences undergraduate education.
  • Debadyuti Gosh (Pharmacy) First person point-of-view (POV) video-based learning of laboratory and pharmacy skills.
  • Vishy Iyer (Molecular Biosciences) Project-driven and cloud-based Bioinformatics and Computational Biology education.
  • JE Johnson (Theater & Dance) Project-based Learning Course.
  • Grace Kim (Curriculum & Instruction) Using game-based learning in curriculum design.
  • Elon Lang  (Liberal Arts Honors) Revealing Hidden Histories: Student-Curated Public-Facing Online Exhibits in UT-Austin Archives.
  • Fernanda Leite (Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering) Virtual Design and Construction: leveraging Emerging Technologies in an Architectural Engineering Project-based Learning Course.
  • Kelly McDonough (Spanish & Portuguese) Bringing Colonial Indigenous Manuscripts to Life through Archival Research, Public History, Digital Storytelling, and Community Outreach.
  • Nicola Tisato (Geoscience) Research to Assess Organizational Culture and Communication.
  • Jamyme Walenta (Geography & Environment) Moving Beyond "Good" versus "Bad" Guys: a Stakeholder Engagement Approach Toward Teaching Conservation.