CAFE Funding Programs

Educational Research Mini-Grants

The educational research mini-grant program is designed to help instructors tackle a teaching and learning issue in which a specific, measurable research question is examined to bring about improved student learning, retention or academic success. 

Data from educational research mini-grant projects spanning five years of faculty projects, have shown measurable increases in instructor satisfaction, student learning, student-instructor interactions, and end of course evaluation scores as a result of these projects. 

Professional Development Funds for Early Career Faculty

Professional Development Funds for Early Career Faculty of up to $500 are available to support registration fees, airfaire, hotel and per diem travel to a conference or workshop or to visit with fund managers, once travel restrictions are lifted. The grant can also be used for online conference registration fees.. Proposals, which are accepted on a rolling basis, are welcome from both tenure track and non-tenure track faculty. Typically, the support is available for use during the summer or fall semester following the faculty member's first year on campus.

Provost's eFellows Grants

The Provost's eFellows grants support the creation or redesign of courses incorporating technology, using best practices in course design. Contact CAFE instructional designers with questions,