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Teaching and Learning Technology Innovation Grants

Grant applications for 2019 are closed.

2018 Grant Recipients

Dr. John Denis used video reflection to assist music education students with self-assessment.

Dr. BJ Spencer is using the grant she received in 2018 to create immersive, mixed-reality learning for her students.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Project Proposal and Budget Plan Templates attached below.
  2. Have your Chair complete and sign the following letter of support.
  3. Click Apply for Grant below and submit the project proposal and budget plan you created using the templates provided.

Proposals are due by March 29, 2019.

Attach all final documents to the grant application submission form.

Additional information about grant eligibility and selection criteria is listed below.

About the grant program

In the last few years, substantial transformations in higher education have opened extraordinary new opportunities to innovate instruction and expand educational opportunities.

To ensure Texas State continues to deliver quality education in this period of dynamic innovation and experimentation, the Technology Innovation Office, a unit within the IT Division, has set aside funding for faculty members. This support aims to help foster excellence in undergraduate teaching through the innovative application of technology. Instructional Designers from the Office of Distance and Extended Learning work closely with our office and faculty throughout the grant.

We invite full-time faculty to submit proposals that implement innovative uses of technology to support teaching and learning.

Grant awards are intended for purchasing technology equipment, software, and materials in support of the proposal. Typical awards are $5,000, but amounts up to $20,000 may be granted for exceptional projects. Awards may not be used for student/staff salaries, professional services, or consumables.

These grants intend to allow for the enhancement of undergraduate instruction. Projects which benefit a large number of students, and/or may scale beyond the proposal application, are strongly encouraged.

TLTIG applicants are eligible for a one-hour instructional design and technology consultation on projects prior to proposal submission. These consultations can be scheduled up to a week before the deadline.

Important Dates

  • Proposals are due on or before March 29, 2019

  • Grant recipients are notified by April 5, 2019


Full-time faculty members at Texas State University are eligible to apply. Proposals may be submitted individually or by a group of faculty. In addition to completing the proposal budget and proposal templates below, the applicant's department chair must complete and sign a letter of support, which specifies that the department will fund any student/staff salaries, professional services, or consumables required for the project.

Review Process

A review committee, assembled by the Associate Vice President of the Technology Innovation Office, will read and score applicant proposals according to the criteria described below.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be evaluated based on the contributions they make to furthering the University’s mission as a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching. More specifically, judging criteria includes consideration of the following, recognizing that not all proposals will meet all criteria.

  • Overall quality of proposal
  • Completeness of proposal
  • Innovative approach to teaching that fosters discovery learning
  • Addresses specific student learning outcomes
  • Uses a variety of approaches to appeal to a variety of students
  • Diversity impact (for example, encourages the infusion of multiculturalism in the curriculum)
  • Applicability to other areas of instruction
  • Innovation can be grown into a larger scale application
  • Potential for sustainability

Proposals will be further evaluated based on the inclusions of:

  1. Complete project proposal and budget plan information provided in the templates below.
  2. The agreement indicated on the application submission form to:
    • Consult with TLTIG staff to clarify and potentially adjust instructional and implementation plans. 

    • Collaborate with TLTIG staff throughout the life of the project to develop a story to inspire teaching and learning at Texas State. 

    • Collaborate with TLTIG staff on evaluation instruments for the project.

    • Provide a project report at the end of the spring 2020 academic year using the project completion report outline provided.

  3.  A signature from the department chair on the letter of support attached below.

Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from other available sources. Funds awarded will be for academic year 2019-2020. Funds may carry over for a second academic year in extenuating circumstances, but will require prior approval.