The Colonial Academic Alliance is turning to true innovators – faculty and staff at our member institutions – to generate powerful ideas that creatively address the challenges we face in higher education.
The Alliance supports and champions these ideas through the Innovate/Collaborate (IN/CO) Grant Program, providing grants of $5,000—$20,000 per year (for two years) for initiatives that address pressing policy challenges in higher education; fuel collaboration between institutions; enhance institutional excellence; and promote innovation in intellectual inquiry.
2019-20 APPLICATION PROCESS NOW OPEN
Applications are now being accepted for the second round of IN/CO Grants! Information on how to apply is available on the IN/CO Round 2 Announced post.
2017-18 FUNDING AWARDS
The Colonial Academic Alliance awarded four grants totaling $156,500 in its first round of Innovate/Collaborate (IN/CO) Grants. Follow the links below to learn more about the following funded projects include:
- Tracking Experiential Learning Outcomes Across Three CAA Campuses | $40,000
Drexel University, College of Charleston, University of North Carolina Wilmington
- Innovative Strategies for High Impact Practices: Access, Success, and the CAA Student-Athlete | $42,500
Elon University, University of North Carolina Wilmington, College of Charleston, University of Delaware, Drexel University, Hofstra University, James Madison University, Towson University, College of William & Mary
- Learning to Learn: A Student Operator’s Manual for the Brain | $34,000
Elon University, Hofstra University
- Engaging Difference:
A Deep Dive into the Assessment of Transformative Learning | $40,000
James Madison University, Elon University
These four grants were the first to be awarded under the Alliance’s new IN/CO Grant Program. The IN/CO Program was launched in 2017, providing grants of $5,000—$20,000 per year (for two years) for initiatives that address pressing policy challenges in higher education; fuel collaboration between institutions; enhance institutional excellence; and promote innovation in intellectual inquiry.
PRIORITY FUNDING AREAS
IN/CO Grants support multi-institutional teams of faculty and staff in the exploration and development of creative approaches and best practices that positively impact student success, advance scholarship, and promote the dissemination of best practices in one of the following priority funding areas:
- Innovative teaching & learning
- High impact practices
- Civic engagement
- Entrepreneurial education
- Student-athlete initiatives
- Student wellness and mental health