The next application period (Fall 2014) open is open from March 7 - April 11. 


The deadline to apply for the ILLUMINATE Grants for Fall 2014 implementations is 4 p.m., April 11, 2014.


Implementation of past winners of the ILLUMINATE Grant, click here.


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Liberty University Teaching Grants

ILLUMINATE Grants for the Improvement of Teaching

Faculty applications for Fall 2014 for the “ILLUMINATE Grants for the Improvement of Teaching” can be made at http://tinyurl.com/ILLUMINATEGrant from March 7-April 11, 2014.  Deadline to apply is 4 p.m., April 11.

About the "ILLUMINATE Grants for the Improvement of Teaching:

Full- and part-time residential faculty members teaching during the implementation semester and online faculty teaching on-campus intensives are eligible to apply.  Departmental or interdisciplinary teams of two or three are also invited.  Individuals may apply for up to $1500, teams of two up to $3000, and teams of three up to $4500 to implement new pedagogical techniques, classroom activities, technologies, class trips, and/or purchase materials that foster learner-centered experiences for students.  

Recent ILLUMINATE Grant Winners

The projects funded by the ILLUMINATE Grants for the Improvement of Teaching positively reflect the following National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Benchmarks of Effective Educational Practice:

  1. Level of Academic Challenge
  2. Student Interactions with Faculty Members 
  3. Active and Collaborative Learning
  4. Enriching Educational Experiences

Congratulations to the exemplary faculty who recently received an ILLUMINATE Grant!  To view a list of past winners, click here.

To learn more about winning projects, please visit the ILLUMINATE Grant Gallery


External Grants

Grants for Junior Faculty in the fields of: Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Technology and Engineering, Health and Medicine, Social Sciences, and the Arts 

Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal grants

Sponsored grants listed on National Endowment for the Humanities website

Funding opportunities from the National Endowment for the Arts

Funding opportunities in alcohol, other drug and violence prevention in higher education 

Grants from the National Institute of Health

Funding enables women mathematicians to attend conferences in the field

Research and active funding for Biology

Funding from the NSF earmarked for Education

Funding opportunities from the NSF for Engineering

Funding opportunities for the Geosciences (Aeronomy, Atmospheric, Geophysics, etc.)

Funding opportunities for mathematical, computational, physical, and scientific studies

Funding opportunities for behavioral and economic sciences

Funding opportunities for cross-cutting and the National Science Foundation

Funding opportunities for the CNS Community

Grant listings and a blog for the international science community

Funding for underrepresented groups and individuals in the field of instructional development 

Tips for Writing Grants


Other External Resources

Internal Resources

  • CTE - can serve as a reference and support for university faculty in grant writing
  • The Jerry Falwell Library - has books available on grant writing