Education Innovation Award

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The Education Innovation Cabinet (EIC) is seeking new ways to encourage student learning by looking at learning through a different lens – a lens that promotes exploration, resourcefulness, and creativity to find solutions or answers to questions.

The Cabinet, which operates under the purview of the Provost, is seeking pilot programs or existing classroom innovations that would benefit from financial support. Of special interest are projects that have the potential to be scaled for application in other programs and colleges.

For example, the EIC recently funded a faculty member who uses virtual reality in teaching neuroanatomy. The EIC is now working with this faculty member to support expansion beyond what they are currently doing.


Up to two $15,000 awards are available for each funding cycle. The one-time award can support software purchases, products, and faculty training (including travel), if needed to support education intervention (e.g., training); however, funds cannot be used for FTE support.


Applications open - April 8, 2024

Applications due - June 3, 2024

Notification of outcome - July 22, 2024

Funding - Begins August 1, 2024

* If awarded, the funding must be spent by July 31, 2025

Email questions to Gigi Smith, Associate Provost for Education Innovation and Student Life or call 843-792-2228.

Examples of previously funded projects here.