FDIS: TIP Grant; Selection Process and Proposal Submission - University of Houston
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Selection Process and Proposal Submission

Selection Process

Each electronic proposal must be completed in its entirety before submission.

Participating faculty are only allowed to be a part of one proposal per year.

Funding may include:

  • Faculty stipends.
  • Funding for graduate assistants, support staff, teaching assistants, and instructional assistants hired for work on the award project.
    NOTE: Fringe Benefits will be taken from the stipend requested.  It is appropriate to request a separate budget line for fringe.
  • Hardware, software, and instructional equipment specifically related to the proposal.

Funding may not include:

  • Food or drink.
  • Travel, conference registration, professional group membership, etc.
  • Gift cards or other forms of remuneration other than stipends outlined in the funding allowed section (see above).
  • Anything not listed in the approved proposal budget without prior approval.

Administrative Oversight of the Project

Department Business Administrators (DBA) will be provided an approved budget, proposal, and project plan at the beginning of the award.  Spending outside of the approved budget will require pre-approval, please contact Dr. Teresa Acosta, tyacosta@uh.edu. At the end of the award period, the DBA will be required to close out spending in the cost center. Any funds remaining in the cost center will be returned to the office of Academic Affairs.  Any extensions for the project must be made in writing (email).  No extensions can be made without approval.

Proposal Submission

TIP Proposal Sections

Section 1:  Principal Investigator Information
Section 2:  Project Goals and Rationale

  • Need for the change in department/objectives/course material
  • Focus of the project
  • Anticipated outcomes

Section 3: Description of the Project

  • Emphasis on what makes the project innovative
  • Concise strategy for implementation
  • Strategy for sustainability and scalability in the department(s) or across campus
  • Timeline for the project
  • Staff resources involved
  • Detailed Budget
  • Accessibility plan to address how to deliver materials to students with disabilities who may or may not request Dart Center accommodations.
  • Outcomes
    • Number of students benefited
    • Assessment of success
  • Department(s) Support
    • How the project will be integrated into the departmental teaching post-TIP award. Dean's letter of support of the project is required. Please allow time for securing the letter since the committee cannot review the proposal without the Dean's approval.

When the proposal has been prepared and the required documents are ready for upload, the submitter should proceed to the TIP Proposal Submission Form. Please contact Dr. Teresa Acosta, Director FDIS (tyacosta@uh.edu; 832-842-2142) with any questions you may have.