Deadline: December 5, 2014


Overview [top]

The Faculty Innovator Grant (FIG) program encourages Old Dominion University faculty to explore the use of technology in teaching and learning issues that are targets for improvement and innovation. Proposals involving collaboration of two or more faculty members from the same department, or different departments in the same or different colleges, are encouraged.

Awards [top]

Grant awards will range from $1500 to $3000.

Eligibility [top]

Faculty members who have not been awarded a Faculty Innovator Grant within the last 12 months are eligible to apply. Also, prior awardees from years 2005-2013 who have completed their projects and submitted final reports are eligible to apply.

Outcome [top]

The lessons learned by Faculty Innovator Grant recipients will be shared as an important step in promoting or fostering a campus-wide dialog on innovation in teaching and learning. Final Reports from grant recipients will be submitted when the grant activity is completed. The Final Reports will be published on the CLT portal as a resource for the campus community. Recipients will also present their completed projects as part of CLT's series of workshops, panels, and/or special events.

Support [top]

In the preparation phase, CLT staff will be available to consult with you regarding available and applicable technologies. An instructional designer will be assigned as the primary point of contact for each grant recipient to assist with the implementation of the approach, development of the technology enhancement, and evaluation.

Preparation [top]

As you prepare for the proposal consider the questions listed below. The selection criteria are also available.
  1. What are the specific teaching and learning issues being addressed by the proposal?
  2. How did you identify the learning issues and how do you perceive their effect on students' learning?
  3. What are the learning outcomes related to the issues and how will they be measured?
  4. What solution do you propose to address the teaching and learning issues?
  5. Will the project have an impact on your colleagues, department, college, or community?
  6. What application of technology do you believe would help address the issues described in the proposal?
  7. Are there other faculty in your department, college, or other colleges who may benefit from collaboration on this project?

Proposal Submission [top]


Completion of all sections of the RFP is required. Failure to complete all sections will result in disqualification.

In an effort to maintain consistency we are providing the necessary forms in document format. Download the forms and complete them using Microsoft Word.

Each proposal must include:

Request For Proposal
Memorandum of Understanding


Proposals are due NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2014.


  1. Email the Proposal Request Form to Dr. M’hammed Abdous, mabdous@odu.edu, with the subject "FIG Proposal 2015"
  2. FAX the Memorandum of Understanding to Dr. M’hammed Abdous at 683-3176
  1. Deliver printed RFP and Memorandum of Understanding to Dr. M’hammed Abdous, Gornto 336, in sealed envelope labeled "FIG Proposal 2015."

Award [top]

Selection is based on the Faculty Innovator Grant Selection Criteria and will be judged by a team that includes past grant recipients. Selections will be announced on December 18, 2014.

Schedule for Projects Implemented in Fall 2015 [top]

October 13, 2014 Request for Proposals Begins
December 5, 2014 Proposal Due Date
December 18, 2014 Announce Awards
January – August, 2015 Develop Project
August – December, 2015 Implement Project
March, 2016 Submit Final Report
April – December 2016 Share Results

Schedule for Projects Implemented in Spring 2016 [top]

October 13, 2014 Request for Proposals Begins
December 5, 2014 Proposal Due Date
December 18, 2014 Announce Awards
April – December, 2015 Develop Project
January – May, 2016 Implement Project
May, 2016 Submit Final Report
May – December 2016 Share Results