Student-Faculty Interaction Grants


Student-Faculty Interaction (SFI) Grants are small grants of up to $500 designed to supplement academic courses, present opportunities to enhance learning through experiential activities, or stimulate participation in a particular research project, internship, or travel. These small grants have a quick turnaround time and require very little administrative follow-up.

Research indicates that student engagement with faculty, including both formal and informal student-faculty interaction, promotes students’ cognitive growth, development, and persistence (NSSE, 2020). SFI grants address dynamics that often create barriers to connecting across faculty, staff, and students by supporting more targeted interactions in which students can become more connected to course material and the campus community, and begin to apply academic concepts outside the classroom.

Application and Review Process

The SFI Grant Application is closed for the 2021-22 academic year. We will begin to review applications for the Fall 2022 semester in early July.

Faculty are eligible to receive one grant per semester.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  Typical turn-around time is 10 business days.

If you are unable to facilitate your event for $500 or less, please be prepared to explain why additional funds are necessary and how they will enhance student-faculty interaction. Grant requests for more than $500 will be reviewed by a student committee on a monthly basis and granted within our available resources.

To access the current SFI Grant application, please click here.

Contact Information and FAQ’s

Please refer to our FAQ's and direct any additional questions to Mirra Matheson.