Funding agency: 
Oregon State University Graduate School

Scaled Grants will be awarded to multi-departmental teams at the OSU Corvallis campus who are launching new initiatives or expanding existing ones. Co-contributed resources of staff time and/or funds are expected, and a sustainability plan for maintaining the initiative should be included with the proposal. Deans need to review and actively support the project. Projects should directly contribute to student learning and experience: although research may be conducted on a funded project, the grant funds are not intended to support research itself.


  • Teams may request up to $100,000 for a project. The funds may be used for technology (devices, software, services) or student and staff salary/stipend. Travel, furniture, food, and release time (i.e., faculty salary) will not be funded.
  • Teams must be from more than one department/unit. The departments might be within the same college or division or from multiple colleges and divisions. Priority will be given to those teams that have considered the full range of collaborative engagement needed for success.
  • Funds will be awarded to degree-seeking or extracurricular programs only.
  • Students (undergraduate or graduate) may apply for grants but are required to have a faculty sponsor.
  • These grants are intended to fund new innovation or scale an existing program rather than to provide sustaining or replacement funds for an existing project.
  • There is no expectation of ongoing funding after the grant period completes.
  • Priority will be given to projects that have matching funds or resources, demonstrating commitment of the requesting colleges and divisions for the ongoing success of the project.
  • Awardees will share the learnings or outcomes from the projects by report or presentation after the projects complete.



Phase One proposals should be 2 to 4 pages in length and should include

  • A brief description of the project.
  • A description of the students to be supported by the project.
  • A description of need (i.e., with respect to student learning or experience) that would be addressed by the project.
  • A brief rationale of how the project would contribute to student learning and success.
  • A general implementation plan with timeline. Preliminary budget information may be included.
  • Submit your proposal on the application form below.

Phase One project descriptions should be submitted via email to The email should also copy all team members, the relevant department/unit Chairs/Directors and the Deans of Instruction/Undergraduate (or Graduate) Programs or analogous leader for their unit.

Download the Phase One project description form: Winter 2018 Scaled LIG Phase One Proposal Form


Comprehensive proposals should include

  • A description of the project.
  • A description of how the project aligns to and advances program and/or university-level learning outcomes.
  • A description of expected results to student learning and experience: what improvements will be made in student learning because of the grant and how the improvement will be demonstrated. (Note: SET scores and data that do not align directly to the learning outcomes to be addressed by the project are insufficient for this section. Proposers must explain what difference(s) in student learning and/or experience will be afforded by the initiative and describe how that difference will be assessed.)
  • An implementation plan, including a list of personnel involved and timeline, as well as any facilities, equipment and other resources needed to bring the project to fruition.
  • A sustainability plan for maintaining the initiative.
  • A brief bibliography of relevant scholarship or references.
  • A budget, with any matching funds noted.
  • Signatures of the cognizant deans and VPs, which will serve as endorsement of the project and commitment to its ongoing success. 
  • Attach your proposal to the cover sheet, both available from the How to Apply page.

It is reasonable that the project period might scale across multiple fiscal and academic years. An annual evaluation will be conducted to assure the project is on track toward success. Unused funds will be returned to the Technology Innovation Fund for other projects. Technology and services purchased with the funds belong to OSU, and the university’s procedures and policies apply.

Proposal Preparation Support

Proposal writers with questions about the technologies they are considering requesting are encouraged to contact Robin Pappas, who can connect them to appropriate consultation resources. 

February 9, 2018
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