Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research

Summer Stipend

DEADLINE:  4:30 PM, Monday, September 26, 2022
Submit to: WIU Foundation Office, Sherman Hall 303

The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects will award up to ten summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2023. Additional support is possible from the Office of Sponsored Projects.


Of special note, the Foundation has funds available for four additional grants specifically related to academic enhancements in the classroom (Category 1 or 2 projects). These curriculum-related awards will be for proposals designed to increase and maintain academic standards, to fund proposals designed to enhance classroom instruction and improve research capabilities, and to assist in developing and increasing the facilities of Western Illinois University for broader educational opportunities.

All of these grants provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the professional advancement of the proposal writer and the enhancement of Western Illinois University in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity. While teaching, research, and creative activities are expected of every faculty member, the summer stipend is intended to allow faculty to pursue projects well beyond those that can normally be pursued during the academic year. For proposals that span multiple categories, please submit your proposal in the category with the most immediate response. Submit proposals in one of the following categories:

  • Curriculum - Development of a significant curriculum proposal
  • Curriculum - Mastery of a new instructional technique
  • Research - Research leading to publication
  • Research - Research required to prepare an external granting agency application
  • Creation of work leading to a performance or exhibition


For questions please contact:
Stacy Dorethy, Administrative Assistant
Foundation and Development Office
303 Sherman Hall
(309) 298-1808


DEADLINE:  4:30PM, Monday, September 26, 2022

Proposals for summer stipends must be submitted to the WIU Foundation Office, 303 Sherman Hall, no later than 4:30 PM Monday, September 26, 2022. Signatures are required from Department Chairs and Deans, and applications are not complete until all signatures have been obtained. The Committee will not accept late proposals. Letters of support are helpful to the committee and encouraged.

Proposals must follow the guidelines and policies. Please read them carefully. All submissions will be pre-screened and the Committee will only evaluate applications that follow the guidelines and formatting requirements, supply important information, present scholarly quality, and meet the application deadline.

The application in PDF format and examples of successfully funded stipend awards can be found on the links below.