Grant Development Fellows

Grant Development Fellowship Application

Application Deadline

Ongoing through March 31, 2021

Program Description

This track will support the development and submission of grant proposals to external funding agencies (U.S. Dept. of Education, Utah Department of Workforce Services, etc). Faculty, staff, and administrators with ideas for a grant to an external agency are encouraged to apply for a Fellowship. Each applicant selected will develop a grant proposal. The proposal must strongly support SLCC strategic goals, the department goals of the applicant, and fit with an existing or anticipated grant solicitation from an external funding agency. Applicants needing assistance finding a solicitation for their idea should contact the Office of Sponsored Projects.

Fellows will receive stipends, which will be conditional upon development and submission of a competitive proposal to an external funding agency.

A comprehensive list of solicitations applicable to community colleges is available on the Office of Sponsored Projects website. Prospective applicants can also sign up for a bi-weekly listserv containing recently released solicitations by sending an email to osp@slcc.edu.

All Fellows must participate in Program meetings and work with the Office of Sponsored Projects to complete their proposal.

Award Information

Up to $3,000 will be awarded per fellowship, conditional upon the size and complexity of the proposal. The duration for each award is three to fifteen months. Awardees must submit their proposal by June 30, 2021 to receive a stipend. Faculty applicants may be eligible for release time in lieu of a stipend.

Available Total Funding

$20,000

Eligibility Information

Full-time SLCC Faculty, staff and administrators; only one application per applicant will be accepted. Collaborative proposals involving multiple partners may be submitted although one person must be named as the lead.

Proposal Preparation Instructions

Applicants must complete the Grant Development application located on the top of this page. Faculty interested in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellowship should apply for the Program on the Faculty Development website.

Review Principles and Criteria

All applications must incorporate the following principles:

  1. Projects should be competitive based on the solicitation criteria and contribute to the achievement of College goals.
  2. Projects should be well justified, based on previously established or innovative methods
  3. Project should include meaningful assessment and evaluation based on appropriate metrics, keeping in mind the resources available. The evaluation should consider the impact on the larger College environment including contributions to the body of knowledge related to the project. SLCC Institutional Research is available to help design and conduct project evaluations.
  4. The project must have a sustainability plan. This include dissemination of project outcomes and scaling of effective practices.

All applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  1. What is the potential for the project to:
    • Advance College goals
    • Receive funding from the external funding agency
  2. Is the project well-reasoned, well-organized, and based on sound rationale? Does it incorporate a robust method to assess success, i.e. an evaluation or assessment?
  3. How well qualified is the individual or team to conduct the proposed activities?
  4. Is the project reasonable given the resources available, including applicant time?

Questions? Contact the Office of Sponsored Projects at osp@slcc.edu. This Program is supported by the Office of the Provost.