Innovation Seed Grants Program

Developing fresh pedagogies demands substantial resources such as faculty time, equipment, materials, and staffing for instructional and assessment tasks. Our grant program aims to support experimentation, testing, or implementation of teaching innovations, addressing instructional concerns to enhance teaching quality and student learning, ultimately fostering student success.

Recipients of the Instructional Innovation Seed Grant are chosen based upon the following criteria: overall potential for innovation in teaching innovation, assessment plan that includes measurement of outcomes, potential breadth of impact on instruction beyond a single course, department, and/or school, potential for outcomes that will improve future teaching, potential contribution to the scholarship of teaching and learning, Impact on equity and inclusion in teaching and learning, proposal clarity and quality, feasibility, alignment to UMB strategic plan and LEAPS mission, specific and necessary budget items, and effective use of funding.

Past Innovation Seed Grant Awardees

Each year, we connect with our innovation seed grant recipients to share updates on their projects, offering a glimpse into the diverse range of potential initiatives and the positive impact they're making. Watch insightful interviews with our past winners below, and uncover the inspiring stories behind their innovative endeavors.