LMU Internal Grants

The Office of Faculty Affairs administers five internal grants: the Faith and Justice Curriculum Development grants, the Faith and Justice Research grants, the Academic Technology grants, the Addressing Antisemitism Grant and Fellowship, and the Global-Local Learning grant. The five internal grants and one fellowship below closed for the year on February 7, 2023. The Academic Technology Committee Grants which will close at 5 pm on Friday, February 25, 2023. Please read the instruction for eligibility and application instructions. For LMU support to apply for External Grants, please visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP).

Faith & Justice Grants

For many years, LMU has supported faculty work in the service of faith and promotion of justice through annual research and curriculum development grants. The grants have supported work in which faculty reflect critically on the sources of systemic oppression and marginalization and finding ways to remedy suffering. In recognition of our university’s continued commitment to anti-racism and inclusivity, this year we have highlighted the fact that the service of faith and promotion of justice includes cultivating an anti-racist inclusive climate.

We welcome proposals from all tenured and tenure-track faculty for research that addresses issues of faith and social justice or issues of social justice – including racial justice, aligned with the LMU Mission.

This year, we invite all continuing full-time faculty to apply for curriculum development grants.  For curriculum development, we welcome proposals that integrate faith and/or justice within course content (for example by including aspects of Ignatian pedagogy, Catholic Social Teaching, or Critical Race Theory) or focus on faith and/or justice issues by integrate these with community-based learning and course content.

Addressing Antisemitism Grant & Fellowship

Proposals are now being solicited for LMU’s DEI: Addressing Antisemitism Faculty Course Modification Grant (formerly known as the LMU Interfaith Course Development Grant). The DEI/AA Summer Grant is meant to expand the breadth of courses that take up our diversity, equity, and inclusion priorities, by adding discernible material that address antisemitism. A summer research fellowship is also open to applications. Both are available to continuing full-time faculty (tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and term).  Please contact Jewish Studies for other questions about how the grant/course could be partnered.

Global-Local Learning Curriculum Development Grant

Proposals are now being solicited for the 2023 LMU Global-Local Learning Curriculum Development Grant with a focus on topics connected with the UN SDGs. Global Learning Grants are available to continuing full-time faculty (tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and term) to enhance existing courses or build new courses that meaningfully incorporate global-local learning. Three grants of $5,000 are available this academic year. Please contact Global-Local Affairs for other questions about how the grant/course could be partnered.

Academic Technology Committee Grants

The Academic Technology Grant provides faculty members with the freedom to explore innovative ways of using technology for teaching and learning and share this knowledge with the broader academic community. Grantbacked projects are expected to be substantially innovative.

Academic Technology Grants are available to part-time, contingent, and tenure-line faculty whose projects promote innovation and adaptability and also seek to provide integrative and interdisciplinary thinking.  There are three grant opportunities for faculty in 2023:

  1. Teaching with Technology: Use the $2000 to $5000 stipend (for individual or collaborative projects) to try innovative teaching practices that support LMU's Strategic Plan.
    1. Partner with the Creative Services Studios to create instructional videos (e.g. interdisciplinary concepts or accessability)
    2. Use Artificial Intelligence in a course to incorporate smart, personalized adaptive learning.
    3. Work with instructional Technologists to update Brightspace and online course materials via Universal Design for Learning.
    4. Use the Immersive Learning Lab to develop virtual reality or augmented reality course material to support learning that is tied to interactive experience.
  1. Learning with Technology: Use the $2000 to $5000 stipend (for individual or collaborative projects) to use technology (e.g. cloud computing services, cluster computing, artificial intelligence/ machine learning, analytics, etc.) to support learning or research activities tied to LMU's Strategic Plan.
    1. DEI research conducted using cloud technologies.
    2. Interdisciplinary scholarship and research that utilizes the cloud.
  1. Online Immersive Training and VictoryXR Certification: Use the $2000 individual project stipend to participate in a 10-hour VR training (5 hours synchronous and 5 hours asynchronous) facilitated by VictoryXR instructors. Once trained, pilot class activities in VictoryXR's 60 virtual classrooms and labs -- as an alternative to Zoom.
    1. Provided to faculty who intend to teach synchronous coursework in an online modality.
    2. The VictoryXR course is intended to run live (like a virtual classroom) using a VR headset and not used exclusively for asynchronous online instruction. As such, should this be adopted in an online couse moving forward.

Note: The final amounts awarded and allocated are at the discretion of the Academic Technology Committee.

Details and Requirements of these grants and the application form can be found at their respective links.