All UTC faculty and staff (part-time and full-time) are eligible to apply for HIP Grants, HIP Matching Funds and Classroom Mini Grants. Graduate teaching assistants may apply as secondary applicants for HIP Grants.
Be sure to download the appropriate forms for the grant of your choice as HIP Grants, HIP Matching Funds and Classroom Mini Grants have separate guidelines and application forms.
Grant Application Due Dates
The application window renews on the first of each month. As a general rule, grant applications are due the first of each month. However, weekends, holidays and administrative closings can affect these dates. For the current academic year (2023-2024), the grant application deadlines are as follows: Sept 1, Oct 2, Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 2, Feb 1, Mar 1, April 1, May 1, June 3, July 1, and Aug 1.
Proposed projects must be a part of the regular course of undergraduate course instruction, not to substitute funds or services that would otherwise be provided during the time period in question.
- Classroom Mini Grants are funded up to $300.
- HIP Grants are typically funded up to $2,000.
- HIP Matching Funds are funded up to $500.
Sustainability Preference and Restrictions on One-Time Events
To encourage grants that are “sustainable” (i.e., funds to support acquisitions which can be used again in future semesters), there is a restriction on one-time events for guest speakers and workshops per department: the limit for these activities is $1,000 per semester. We encourage you to coordinate with your Department Head and faculty when requesting such funds.
Questions and Accommodations
Additional information about high-impact practices and characteristics of quality high-impact practices can be found on AAC&U's website.
If you have questions about the program or require accommodation in applying for the grant, please contact Dr. David Pleins ([email protected]).