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.