DLII offers several grant opportunities that support faculty professional development. Grant opportunities for FY2024 are now available and will be active through May 1, 2024. DLII has transitioned to using SmartSheets for our grant application process. You will find the link to the application under the description of each grant. Please do not submit previous PDF documents. This process is intended to streamline the approval process making it easier for applicants to request appropriate signatures from their chair/department head or dean. Please contact DLII if you have any questions about this process.
DLII grants are reviewed around the first and 15th of every month. Partial funding may be considered for any request. Partial funding is considered for individuals who have submitted multiple requests throughout the academic year.
Faculty members can apply for each individual grant once during the fiscal year. If their initial application is not approved, they may apply for another grant of the same type.
Funding for projects to improve the classroom environment and/or methods of instruction.
Applications are reviewed and approved as received in DLII, and funds are dispersed based on the scope of the project on a first-come, first-served basis. These grants are awarded to full-time faculty only. Faculty may receive one Institutional Improvement grant per fiscal year. Partial funding may be granted.
Current and correct quotes must be submitted with the application. Failure to submit quotes for requested items will result in delayed approval.
Application deadline: May 1 of the current fiscal year.
*Requests for support for travel should be submitted through an Academic Advancement Grant.
Partial funding may be applied.
The Speaker Series Grant supports bringing qualified experts to campus to further enhance UCM's goals and mission. Applications must be received at least one month prior to the event date. UCM full-time faculty may apply for a Speaker Series Grant one time per semester.
Application deadline: May 1 of the current fiscal year. Grants for the following academic year should be submitted after July 1st.
Partial funding may be granted.
Supports the disciplinary and pedagogical knowledge of the instructor and the reputation of the institution. This includes, but may not be limited to, instructional and professional development, program development, learning from an expert in the field, and research projects.
Applications are reviewed and approved as received in DLII, and funds are dispersed based on the scope of the project on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms are reviewed on/or around the 1st and 15th of every month.
Quotes for airfare, hotel, and car rentals must be provided when applying for this grant. Failure to provide this information will delay the review of the application.
Applications must be received at least one month prior to the event and/or travel. Grants will not be approved post-travel.
Application deadline: May 1 of the current fiscal year. No applications are accepted between May 2nd - June 15. Applications received during this time will not be considered until after July 1st.
Maximum Award (not guaranteed the maximum)
Up to $500 for in-Missouri travel;
Up to $750 for travel within the contiguous 48 states;
Up to $1,000 for international travel/Hawaii, Alaska.
Applications are reviewed and approved as received in DLII, and funds are dispensed on a first-come, first-served basis.
One Academic Advancement Grant award per faculty member, per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30th).
All full-time faculty are eligible to apply for funding.
Applicants are encouraged to seek additional support from departmental, college, and/or other sources. Information about additional support must be shared when applying for the grant.
All travel must be completed by June 30th and must follow UCM travel guidelines. If the awardee cannot attend the conference, workshop, etc. originally approved for funding, the grant funding cannot be transferred to another grant request.
Reimbursement is made upon completion of the conference/workshop and not before.
All grant awards must be expended within the fiscal year that they are awarded (July
1st – June 15th).
All grants must receive approval prior to travel or project. PLEASE carefully read the Guidelines and Application for your Grant.
The DLII Grant Reimbursement Worksheet is a document that must be completed after undertaking an activity related to the DLII (Digital Learning and Instructional Innovation) Grant. This activity can include travel, purchasing items, or hosting a guest speaker presentation as part of the grant's objectives.
The purpose of this reimbursement worksheet is to track and account for the expenses incurred during the activity and to request reimbursement for those expenses from the DLII Grant funds. By accurately completing this worksheet and providing the necessary supporting documents, you will ensure that your department receives the funds for the eligible expenses.Worksheet