Experiential Learning Development Grants are funds intended to help faculty create new or augment ongoing experiential learning opportunities. Examples of possible funding needs might include the following:

  • Materials
  • Training
  • Some curriculum development
  • Other ideas related to costs associated with supporting students’ experiential learning opportunities

For student conference funding please see the UEC Student Travel Awards for Conference Presentation.

If you would like a program assistant, please be in touch with Renee Houston (rhouston@pugetsound.edu or x3332).

Proposals seeking other uses of the funds are also welcomed, but must be related to experiential learning.

During the development of proposals, campus members seeking funding for experiential learning initiatives are encouraged to contact Renée Houston, Associate Dean, Experiential Learning, to discuss plans for new program development, site visits or other experiential learning-related initiatives.

Faculty members interested in applying for an experiential learning development grant should submit (see link below):

1. A narrative of no longer than 1 page that outlines experiential plans, reflection activities, and needs for support

2. A budget explaining the need and use of the requested funds

3. Implementation timeline

A subgroup of the Experiential Learning Faculty Advisory Board will evaluate all grant proposals. Preference will go to proposals that demonstrate:

  • Sustained effort - Experiential learning opportunities should be offered on an ongoing or semi-regular basis
  • Academically integrated - Fit with curriculum or co-curriculum based experiential learning initiative
  • Structured opportunity - Strong experiential learning opportunity with clear benefits to students
  • Demonstrated need - Funds must be clearly required and cost effective
  • Goal focused - Clear commitment to Puget Sound’s experiential learning goals
  • Community focused - Students will connect with the Puget Sound community

Application Instructions:
You may apply by filling out this form, which allows you to upload documents directly:

Experiential Learning Development Grant Application

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.