Faculty Improvement Grant (FIG) Application Information

The Faculty Improvement Grant is designed to provide funding for faculty members to improve performance in the areas of teaching, scholarly or creative activity, continuing preparation and study, contributions to student growth and development, or service to the university and community.


FY 21 October 2, 2020 For activities between October 12, 2020 and June 30, 2021
FY 21 or FY 22 March 19, 2021 For activities between October 12, 2020 and June 30, 2021 AND for activities to occur between July 1, 2021 and October 14, 2021

FIG Application Materials:

Note to Applicants: The ban on international travel issued on February 28, 2020, remains in effect. As of September 1, 2020, only domestic travel outside of Minnesota to states contiguous to Minnesota (Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, and North Dakota) via ground transportation. Requests for college or university related travel outside of Minnesota and contiguous states will be considered by the President on a case-by-case basis. 

Submission Instructions:

  1. Compile all completed FIG application materials in a single PDF file.
  2. Submit PDF application electronically to your Dean's Office before Friday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m.