Deadline: December 2, 2019


Overview [top]

The Faculty Innovator Grant (FIG) program encourages Old Dominion University faculty to explore innovative use of technology to improve student learning. Proposals involving the collaboration of two or more faculty members from the same department, or from different departments within or across colleges, are encouraged.

Awards [top]

Grant awards will range from $1,500 to $3,000.

Who Is Eligible [top]

  • Full-time and adjunct faculty members who did not receive a FIG award within the past year
  • Prior FIG awardees from years 2005-2017 who have completed their projects and submitted their final reports

Preparation [top]

As you prepare your proposal, consider the selection criteria and the following questions:
  1. What are the teaching and learning issues addressed in your proposal?
  2. What is the effect of these teaching and learning issues on students' learning?
  3. What are the learning outcomes related to these issues, and how will they be assessed?
  4. What technology do you believe would help address these teaching and learning issues?
  5. Will the project have an impact on your colleagues, department, college, or community?
  6. Can you collaborate with other faculty on this project?

Support [top]

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

Outcome [top]

Grant recipients must submit a final report when the grant activity is completed. The final reports will be published on the CLT portal as a resource for the campus community. In addition, recipients must present their lessons learned as part of CLT's series of workshops, panels, and special events.

Proposal Submission [top]


All sections of the Call for Proposal (CFP) form must be completed. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

To maintain consistency, we are providing the necessary forms in a document format. Please download the forms and complete them using Microsoft Word.

Each proposal must include:

Call for Proposal Form
Memorandum of Understanding


Proposals are due NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 2, 2019.

Electronic Submission:

  1. Email the CFP form to Dr. M’hammed Abdous at mabdous@odu.edu with the subject "FIG Proposal 2020"
  2. Fax or email the Memorandum of Understanding to Dr. M’hammed Abdous at 757-683-3176

Hand-Delivered Submission:

  1. Deliver printed CFP form and Memorandum of Understanding to Dr. M’hammed Abdous (Gornto 336) in a sealed envelope labeled "FIG Proposal 2020."

Award [top]

Selection is based on the Faculty Innovator Grant Selection Criteria. Proposals will be reviewed by a team from CLT and faculty (past FIG grant recipients).

Selections will be announced on December 16, 2019.

Schedule for Projects Implemented in Fall 2020 [top]

September 19, 2019 Call for Proposals Begins
December 2, 2019 Proposal Due Date
December 16, 2019 Announce Awards
January – August, 2020 Develop Project
August – December, 2020 Implement Project
January 2021 Submit Final Report
February – December 2021 Share Results

Schedule for Projects Implemented in Spring 2021 [top]

September 19, 2019 Call for Proposals Begins
December 2, 2019 Proposal Due Date
December 16, 2019 Announce Awards
January – December, 2020 Develop Project
January – April, 2021 Implement Project
May 2021 Submit Final Report
June – December 2021 Share Results