The Funding for Results (FFR) program provides a mechanism to fund those strategic initiatives dealing with the enhancement of teaching and learning. Proposals are requested in a standard grant proposal format and are reviewed by a Funding For Results team. Awards are managed as grant accounts. There are three categories of competitive grants: Demonstration, Implementation and Core Continuing. FFR funds support two other types of activities: University Initiative projects and the Student Professional Development Fund.
Faculty proposals are due the last Monday of November.
Student requests are year round and may be submitted anytime.
The Demonstration Grant program provides faculty and staff with the opportunity to try new ideas for which no significant background or information exists to predict the likelihood of success. Demonstration Grants may also be pilot projects. The Demonstration Grants will be funded for up to two years at a maximum of $15,000. If the Demonstration Grant is successful, the project may be proposed in a subsequent year as an Implementation Grant.
The Implementation Grant program provides funds to support projects with up to a three-year duration, in which evidence of success from previous research (or FFR Demonstration Grants) indicates that project may be adaptable to a reasonably-sized audience at Southeast. The proposals typically will be funded up to $45,000. The grants are not renewable.
The Core Continuing Grant program provides funds to support qualified projects for five or more years. These grants will be awarded only rarely, and they will sustain programs that have demonstrated value to the entire University and can be supported for under $10,000 per year. There must be evidence for the quality of the program and its relevance to FFR goals based on previous FFR support in the Implementation or University Initiative programs. In addition to evidence of the program’s value to the University, there must be compelling evidence that other sources of University funding are not available.
A goal in the University's Strategic Plan is that all students will have meaningful experiential learning as part of their education. Southeast has established, as part of its Campus-level FFR Program, a fund to support professional experiences for students. The fund helps make possible the participation by students in real-world, professional presentations of the results of research and other creative work. The program supports travel, lodging and other expenses related to these activities (subject to university policies governing faculty/staff travel) on a competitive basis. This program is run directly by the Funding For Results Team as a permanent program
The University Initiative provides funds to support programs have the potential to impact a large segment of the University Community. University Initiatives are usually proposed by the Provost or a Vice President.
Charge: To oversee the Funding for Results (FFR) program established by the University in 1996. Team Members are responsible for reviewing all FFR proposals submitted by faculty and professional/administrative staff, recommending funds to those receiving the highest rankings, reviewing the interim and final reports of funded projects, overseeing the funding and reports from the Student Professional Development program, and for the ongoing review and development of the FFR program as it evolves.
Membership: The team shall consist of a minimum of 24 members with preference given to members with a working knowledge of the University Planning and Budget Review Committees. There will be at least one Graduate Student (one-year appointment); two Undergraduate Students (one-year appointment); one dean; one department chairperson; one representative of each of the colleges, School of Polytechnic Studies and Kent Library; one representative from the Professional Staff Council; and one representative from the CTS Staff Council. Regular appointments will be for a three-year term on a staggered basis. The Provost may appoint an additional five (5) at-large members. The Vice President for Administration and Enrollment Management, Director of Assessment, Dean of the School of University Studies, Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, and the Dean of Students will serve as non-rotating members. Team members may serve a second term but no more than two consecutive terms. Chair to be appointed by Provost.
Download the following documents for Funding for Results proposals.