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    Faculty Grants & Funding Opportunities

    Creativity & Innovation Faculty Funding Opportunities

    Creativity & Innovation at CC provides support for faculty members working on projects that align with our programmatic areas of Creativity, Problem-Solving, and Changemaker.

    To support  faculty members who wish to incorporate creativity pedagogies into existing courses, develop new courses, or explore ideas and practices related to creativity that would otherwise be difficult to engage, Creativity & Innovation Faculty Grants are intended to encourage faculty to think boldly about the possibilities for creative teaching and learning at Colorado College.  Applications are due by 5pm on the third Monday of each block.


    Types of Funding: 

    Creative Exploration Grants to support the exploration of a wide variety of creative practices that can be brought into faculty teaching and scholarship. Projects may include:

    • Research, development, and implementation of anti-racist creativity pedagogies into courses
    • Research, development, and implementation of pedagogies that focus on building mindful and/or resilient capacities in students
    • Release block funding for faculty research and experiences related to C & I aligned topics (scholarly research on creativity, conferences, take a course by a professor with whom you might want to collaborate, conduct research or engage in a block-long project with a C & I Innovator in Residence)
    • Release block funding for faculty to teach new, experimental courses that incorporate creativity theory and practice as a central component
    • Funds to bring in visitors to team-teach new or re-aligned courses
    • Development and implementation of special projects within blocks
    • Course development stipends to create new creativity-based classes


    Changemaker: Faculty & Student Collaboration Grants to support faculty/student collaborative projects that center on real-world problem solving. Projects must engage students actively to not only investigate problems but also propose and test solutions. Projects may include:

    • Release block funding for project development
    • Project materials (supplies, books, fees)
    • Honoraria for project collaborators, interview subjects
    • Travel expenses (faculty, students, visitors, community partners)
    • Prizes and awards for students (research, project implementation)
    • Photography/video expenses to document projects
    • Research, development, and implementation of anti-racist pedagogies into courses


    Changemaker: Curricular Development Grants to support the development of curriculum that moves theory into practice by engaging students in proposing and testing possible solutions to real-world problems. Projects may include:

    • Release block funding for course development
    • Course materials and supplies
    • Honoraria/Professional fees for visitors, co-instructors, partners
    • Research travel expenses
    • Research, development, and implementation of anti-racist pedagogies into courses


    Co-Sponsorships to support campus-wide public events, speakers, workshop, etc., that align with one or more of Creativity & Innovation’s areas of focus.

    See list of previous grant recipients.

    Faculty Creativity & Innovation Faculty Grant Applications are due by 5pm on the third Monday of each block. Please include:

    • If requesting course release funds, please include a statement from your Department Chair or program director indicating their support of project and support for the release block. Creativity & Innovation release blocks will be replaced at an assistant professor level, in consultation with the Dean.
    • Please note, if the grant proposal involves the creation of new a course, substantial revision of an existing course, or involves departmental resources (human or financial), consent of the department chair must be obtained prior to the application submission.
    • If requesting to work in-depth with a visitor (instructor/artist/entrepreneur/elder/community partner, etc.), please attach their resume or CV.

    We are here to help!
    Feel free to reach out to Jessica Hunter-Larsen at any time to discuss ideas
    Email: Phone: 719-389-7083

    Or drop in on a Creativity & Innovation Faculty Information Session, which take place on the first Wednesdayof each block.