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

Applications may be submitted through an interim process starting September 15th, 2021, while we finalize a new website and application process to launch later this year.

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 your project requires additional funds, faculty may apply for SFI Grants in excess of $500. These proposals will be reviewed monthly by the SFI Review Committee 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.