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New Study in America Program Development Grant

Grant Deadline was November 24, 2021

The Office of Distance and Extended Learning is offering grants for new faculty-led program initiatives. The purpose of the Study in America Program Development Grant is to provide funds for Texas State faculty to develop new and innovative Study in America opportunities for our students. The total grant amount for this application period to be offered in FY2022/FY2023 (September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2023) is $15,000. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis and will range from $500 to $3,000.

The list below outlines the different types of initiatives that will be considered:

  1. New faculty member (never led a Study in America program at Texas State).
  2. New discipline (course(s) or content has not been offered previously by Texas State).
  3. New program model (model never used in the discipline before at Texas State).
  4. New location where Texas State currently does not offer programs.

This program development grant could be used to cover any of the following:

  1. Exploratory site visit to a proposed program location.
  2. Program expenses to be used the first year(s) to reduce total cost to students and motivate enrollments.
  3. A one-time special compensation for faculty for the time invested in the planning and development of a new program (limit $500).
  4. Other program development expenses or any combination of the above options.

We encourage all Texas State University faculty and departments to consider applying for this grant. Both individual and joint grant proposals will be considered. Joint grant proposals can include courses from one or multiple disciplines and from one or multiple faculty members.

It is recommended that faculty contact Danielle Cale in the Office of Distance and Extended Learning at 512-245-2322 or to discuss their plans.

The completed online application will include a three-year plan for your Study-in-America program.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Detailed, organized, cost effective, and consistent with Texas State University’s mission and goals.
  • Follow all policies, regulations and minimum standards established by the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.
  • Integrated into the curriculum (it is important that students receive credit that will be applied towards their graduation requirements).
  • Location(s) aligned with course content and student learning objectives.
  • Opportunity to develop experience among participants and the local community, including relevant industry and higher education.
  • Sustainable over the long-term.
  • Supported and adopted by a sponsoring academic unit.
  • Programs that incorporate core curriculum courses and programs that incorporate courses that are required in degree programs.

All grant applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the Office of Distance and Extended Learning. All applicants and their department chair or school director will be notified of the status of their proposals by January 14, 2022.