Faculty Senate Travel & Instructional Development Grant 

Travel Grants

When possible, full-time faculty travel funds in departments may be supplemented with a Faculty Travel grant. Applications for Faculty Travel grants are reviewed and distributed by the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) with the input and recommendations of the Advancement of Teaching Committee. The purpose of this fund is to assist faculty with professional travel, particularly related to enhancing instructional effectiveness and Scholarship of Teaching and Engagement.


Instructional Development Grants: Instructions and Guidelines 

(Updated August 8, 2018)

The OTL oversees a fund which may be used for a variety of purposes including: promoting the development of new courses and curricula that will benefit students, supporting efforts to encourage engaged teaching, supporting faculty efforts in scholarly work focuses on teaching, engaged teaching, engagement, student learning, and to support other worthy efforts as evaluated by the Office of Teaching and Learning together with the Senate's Advancement of Teaching Committee.


  1. Parties eligible to receive funding from the Program include all full-time faculty, department chairs (on behalf of curricular development in their departments), and the OTL [for carrying out specific projects approved by the Advancement of Teaching Committee.)
  2. All parties seeking a grant from the Program shall submit a proposal to the OTL. This proposal must include all of the following elements: Upon receipt by the OTL, all proposals will be date stamped.
    1. Contact information for the party submitting the proposal.
    2. A purpose statement that describes the goals and anticipated outcomes of the project and explains how the grant will be used. Please include how the project will enhance teaching or student engaged learning at UVU.
    3. A detailed budget itemizing the elements of the proposal, not to exceed a maximum possible amount of $750.
    4. Signature of the applicant and the applicant's immediate supervisor with a statement from the supervisor reviewing the proposal.
    5. If the proposal is granted, the applicant will proceed to expend funds in line with the proposal budget. It is important to note that the funds will initially be drawn from the individual's department. Upon completion of the project, the applicant will provide receipts to the OTL for all expenses with itemized explanations, if necessary, and the department will then be reimbursed. If receipts are not received within 60 days of the end of the project, the grant may be considered void unless prior arrangements have been made and agreed to by the applicant and the OTL.
  3. Retroactive proposals, those that seek reimbursement for projects already carried out, will not be considered.