CHBS Collaborative Grant Guidelines - Spring 2024 Applications

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) highly values interprofessional and innovative collaborative efforts between departments and programs within our College. To support those collaborative efforts, the Dean makes every effort to offer Collaborative Grants each year. Grant funds may support interprofessional and/or collaborative work through a wide range of activities. Successful grant applications will emphasize scholarship and/or education that crosses traditional boundaries (e.g., cross-departmental programs that serve a diverse range of CHBS students). Examples of supported activities include new directions in scholarship, innovative teaching and learning approaches, faculty development, projects related to student success and/or diversity, equity and inclusion, and projects to advance teaching evaluation and/or student assessment. Small start-up and pilot projects with the promise of attracting future external funding are encouraged. Proposals that represent innovations or significant extensions beyond existing programs or collaborations are requested. Collaborations may include scholars or professionals outside of CHBS; however, funding is designated for CHBS faculty only.

A portion of the awards will be dedicated to collaborative efforts that support the college’s inclusive excellence goals. Examples may include, but are not limited to, the following: projects focused on improving diverse student success; projects which use innovative evaluation methods to support inclusive excellence; projects which incorporate meaningful diverse materials or processes in the delivery of content; innovative teaching and learning approaches specific to greater inclusion of students; or faculty development initiatives related to expanding faculty capacity for working with diverse student populations.

Award Amount

Grants will be awarded at a maximum of $10,000 per project. The total number of awards given will depend on the number and quality of the applications received.

Funded Activities Timeline

**Please note that CHBS is not able to support requests for faculty summer salary.

Proposal Review Criteria

Review of proposals will be based upon the following criteria:

Use of Funds

Funds may be used for the following:

All guidelines and spending regulations for CHBS apply to these projects. Although dates and deadlines will change in 2023-2024, you may find it instructive to view the accompanying document, Guidelines and Spending Regulations for CHBS

Application Timeline and Process

Applications are due by 5:00 pm (ET) on Friday, February 16, 2024. Late submissions cannot be accepted.
Please submit full applications by February 16.  Submit all materials to:
Decisions are announced around mid-April with funds available in July.


Proposal Submission


All documents must be in Microsoft Word (.doc or.docx), PDF (.pdf) format or Excel format.
To ensure the completeness of your application, please include the lead faculty member's name in the file name of all application materials to be attached (e.g., Smith2023.docx).