Together for Good
Skip to main content area Skip to main navigation Skip to institutional navigation Skip to footer

Office of the Provost



Provost Innovation Funds


Provost Innovation Fund - Call for Proposals

The 2017-2018 Provost Innovation Fund (PIF) Call for Proposals is focused on supporting innovative and collaborative faculty-led initiatives that employ interdisciplinary approaches to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, laboratory, field and/or studio. Proposals should demonstrate clear linkage to the College’s Agenda for Distinction.   

The 2017-2018 grant program is open to all levels and types of interdisciplinary approaches, including but not limited to faculty collaborations, new program exploration, interdisciplinary seminar development, classroom/studio/lab enhancements and short-term study abroad proposals. All faculty applying for projects will need to demonstrate at least inter-Departmental level impact for their proposal. Priority will be given to proposals that emphasize fully interdepartmental or inter-School collaborations. In addition, collaborations between faculty and campus offices such as the McQuade Library, Global Education Office, the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and other Centers are encouraged.  

To download the Call for Proposals and the proposal guidelines, please click here. Proposals are due November 21st.  If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact the 


2016 - 2017 Provost Innovation Fund Awardees

Employing Academic Technology to Enhance Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship

This year’s recipients were asked to focus their proposals on supporting innovative and collaborative faculty-led initiatives that employ academic technology to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship in the classroom, laboratory, field and/or studio. Proposals were to demonstrate clear linkage to the College’s Agenda for Distinction. 

The Provost Office is pleased to announce this year’s recipients 

Faculty Authors
Kevin Finn
Expanding Experiential Education in Health Sciences Through a Simulation Laboratory
Laura Kurdziel
Brain Vision: Neurophysiological Recordings for Teaching,
and Collaboration
Juliana Cohen
The Health Sciences Center for Research and Innovation
Craig Looney, Christopher Duston, and Kevin Salemme
Merrimack Lightboard Initiative
Tunde Szivak, Michael Corcoran, and Cynthia Ferrara
Development of an Experiential Learning Course and Research Opportunities Using Advanced Technology in the Health Sciences
John Gallagher
Equipment for Interdisciplinary Study of Smart and Active Materials for Academic Course and Research Development
Cynthia Carlson, Ana Silva, and Bryan Bannon
ArcGIS Site License and Training
Paula Bordogna, Bethe McBride, Julie Noone, Sharon Shore, Taitelbaum,  and Sujatha Thiruvengadathan
SMART Team Model Assessment, Travel and Technology Request
Brian Provencher, Kathryn Nielsen, Sally Shockro, Laura Pruett, Laura Hsu, Laura Kurdziel, Daniel Herda, Brittnie Aiello, and Jimmy Franco
Using Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality to Shatter the Boundaries of the Classroom
Fan Chen, and Mary Papazian
Morningstar Direct