LMU Internal Grants

The Office of Faculty Development administers seven internal grants: the Faith and Justice Curriculum Development grants and Research grants, the Academic Technology grants, the Addressing Antisemitism grant and fellowship, the Global-Local Learning Curriculum Development grant, and the newly added CORE Curriculum Development grant and Delphi Award: NTTF Professional Development grant. The Delphi grant is available both semesters, for Spring it has now closed and for Fall it will close September 1, 2024 at 5PM. The remaining fellowship and internal grants below have now closed for the year. 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).

Delphi Award: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty (NTTF) Professional Development Grant

In the summer of 2023, LMU was selected to receive the USC Delphi Award! Together with matched funds from LMU Offices -- the CTE, Provost’s Office, President’s Office, Mission and Ministry, and the DEI Office -- there is a total of $15K per year for a minimum of 5 years to support professional development opportunities for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty (including part time faculty) to continue to grow as teacher-artist-scholars. 

The second cycle of award money will be made available in Fall 2024. Applications will be due September 1, 2024 and NTTF (including PT faculty) are encouraged to apply! Click below to review the eligibility criteria and application directions for

LMU DEI in the CORE Curriculum Development Grant

Proposals are now being solicited for the 2024 LMU DEI in the Core Curriculum Development Grant. DEI in the Core grants are available to continuing full-time faculty to enhance existing courses or build new courses that meaningfully incorporate DEI driven and anti-racist content and pedagogy. Preference will be given to proposals that include a community based or engaged learning component. Twelve Grants of $5,000 are available this academic year.

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 invite all faculty (full-time non-tenure-track, tenure-track, and tenured) to apply for our grants.

Research Grants

We welcome research proposals that address issues of faith and social justice or issues of social justice – including racial justice, aligned with the LMU Mission.

Curriculum Development Grants

We welcome curriculum development 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 integrating 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. 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. This grant is available to all continuing full-time faculty (tenured, tenure-track, clinical, and term). A second award, Jewish Studies Faculty Summer Research Fellowship to Combat Antisemitism, is also open for applications, and is available to tenured and tenure-track faculty only. 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 2024 LMU Global-Local Learning Curriculum Development Grant with a focus on topics connected to advancing 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 related to developing the grant proposal.

Internal Assessment Grant

Proposals are now being solicited for LMU's Internal Assessment Grant. The purpose of these grants is to support and advance faculty work in assessment of student learning outcomes within academic programs. Grants will be awarded for up to $1000 per project until funds are expended. Funds may be used for assessment activities that otherwise could not be completed during the academic year. Possible uses include assessment planning activities (e.g., in a department retreat), purchase of assessment resources (e.g., books, software, etc.), stipends for evaluation of student work products (e.g., portfolios, capstone experiences, etc.), development of assessment methods (e.g., rubric, exam, survey, etc.), and analysis of assessment data.

Academic Technology Committee Grants

Proposals are now being solicited for the 2024 Academic Technology Grant Cycle. Academic Technology Grants are available to part time, term, and tenure-line faculty whose projects promote innovation and adaptability and also seek to provide integrative and interdisciplinary thinking.

Grant applications should align with one of the following categories:

  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. Examples include:
    • Partner with the Creative Services Studios to create instructional videos (e.g. interdisciplinary concepts or accessibility).
    • Use Artificial Intelligence in a course to incorporate smart, personalized adaptive learning.
    • Work with Instructional Technologists to update Brightspace and online course materials via Universal Design for Learning.
    • Use the Immersive Learning Lab to develop virtual reality or augmented reality course material to support learning that is tied to interactive experience.
  2. Learning with Technology
    Use the $2000 to $5,000 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. Examples include:
    • DEI research conducted using cloud technologies.
    • Interdisciplinary scholarship and research that utilizes the cloud.

NOTE: The final award amounts allocated are at the discretion of the Academic Technology Committee.

  • Award recipients will be required to submit an Internal Grant Final Report of their activities with an attached updated course syllabus or conference program (if applicable).
  • Award recipients must be available for a presentation/demonstration to faculty at Teaching with Technology Day (date TBD; expected to be held in early spring 2025).

Please follow the grant application procedures in this document linked below, paying careful attention to application requirements and key dates. Applications that are incomplete, late, or do not conform to the posted guidelines and instructions will not be accepted or considered by the Academic Technology Committee.