Showcase Grants


2016-2017 Academic Year

Due: Rolling, Accepted July 1, 2016-March 1, 2017 for May 2017 Showcase.

Note: Between 3/1/17 and 6/15/17, faculty may apply for funds to be used in FY 17 for projects related to the May 2018 Showcase, contingent on the availability of funds.  Check with the CST director prior to submission. 

The Center for Scholarship and Teaching announces its continued support of the Faculty-Student Showcase Grant program. This program is designed to support collaborative research or creative work between individual students and a faculty member that will result in a presentation at the Annual Research and Performance Showcase in May.  A small number of grants of up to $500 are available each year.

All faculty members (full-time and part-time) are eligible to apply. Students may be undergraduates or graduate students and must currently be enrolled in the College.

Examples of eligible expenses include: supplies, photocopying, chemicals, software, travel expenses, and conference registration fees. The grants may not be used for monetary compensation such as stipends, personal supplies, journal subscriptions, or personal books.

Students are expected to present the results of their work at the Annual EC Research and Performance Showcase in May.

Applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Development Committee and applicants will be contacted with funding decisions on a rolling basis from July 1- March 1 in a given year.

There is no formal application form. An e-mail application with text within the email, not as an attachment should briefly address the following items (not to exceed the equivalent of 1.5 typed pages):

  • Names of the faculty member and student, departmental affiliations, student e-number
  • Short description of the project
  • Proposed title for presentation at the Research and Performance Showcase
  • Itemized budget
  • A brief discussion of how this project will enhance your academic/professional goals and the student's educational/professional goals.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to the Director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching, Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin (ksagarin [at] elmhurst [dot] edu, x3202).

Research using human subjects requires approval of the Institutional Review Board prior to the dispersal of funds.

There is a limit of one Showcase Grant per faculty member in a given year.  Multiple students may be included on on the proposal, however the total funds per faculty member are limited to $500 in a given year.  If the students are working on multiple projects, a single more broadly worded title should be included for use at the Honor's Convocation should the grant be approved..

Applications will be judged on quality of the proposed activity. Activities that most directly impact faculty scholarship or creative achievement and that demonstrate a strong mentoring opportunity will be given preference for support.  Successful applicants will be required to submit a short progress report by August 31st, 2017.