Small Grants for Course Development or Redesign

NOTE: Due to financial constraints, the Small Grant program has been reduced for 2020-2021. Please check with the CFE Director before submitting an application.
Submission deadline:
Small Grant Application


Small grants are available to assist faculty in course development or redesign, with priority to efforts focused on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion and/or international/intercultural issues. Grants of up to $300 are available to individual faculty members to help defray the costs of books, other print materials, digital resources such as DVDs or other electronic resources, and laboratory supplies. Material purchases are limited to items that are directly related to the development or redesign of the course. The program is not intended for use by faculty in their quest for advanced degrees.


Small grants are available to all Ithaca College faculty. Early career and BIPOC faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

Proposal Process

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis during the academic year.

Applications should include the following:
• the course title, whether it is a new course or a redesign of an existing course, and the semester the course will be taught;
• the specific need for which support is requests, including book titles and titles of digital/electronic resources requested; and
• a description of how the course will address diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or international/intercultural issues.

Review and criteria

Small grant awards are determined by the CFE Director, in consultation with the Assistant/Associate Director. Priority is given to proposals that are directly related to the design or redesign of courses and that focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or international/intercultural issues.

Reporting and Inspection

No reporting is necessary. Funded proposals are open to inspection by the campus community. Submission of a proposal implies permission to share the proposal or reproduce it for on-campus discussion if it is funded.