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THE THEORY-TO-PRACTICE GRANT PROGRAM is funded by the generous support of the President’s Circle, a group of donors who have made special gifts to fund initiatives related to Ohio Wesleyan’s Strategic Plan. Theory-to-Practice Grants will support student, faculty and staff projects that apply theory to practice.

There will be two cycles of funding this year: the deadlines for the submission of proposals for the first cycle is October 19, 2015; the deadline for the submission of proposals for the second cycle will be in mid-February (the exact date will be released in due course). All proposals must be complete and submitted by 5 p.m. on the date of the deadline.

Please see Guidelines and Instructions for Submission for more information. Please also see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and the TPG Checklist (PDF*). Questions may be sent to tpgrants@owu.edu.

It is expected that at least half of the funding for the year, though not necessarily for each individual cycle, will be awarded to programs that include experiences beyond the borders of the United States. Those proposing projects to begin during the summer are strongly encouraged to submit their proposals by the October deadline.  Projects submitted for the October deadline with proposed project start dates during the fall semester will not be approved.

Generally, the most favorable reviews will be given to proposals with a well thought-out plan, a judicious and detailed budget and a well-developed assessment plan. The Theory-to-Practice Grant Program is competitive—many more proposals are received than can be funded.

Those awarded a Theory-to-Practice Grant must be aware that conditions do apply. These conditions will be communicated to awardees and include the requirement that a final report of the results of the Grant-funded project be submitted upon its completion, that an account of all expenditures be made, that the results of the project be shared with University community, etc. Failure to comply with the conditions will result in the revocation of the Grant and will make the recipients ineligible for subsequent University grants.

Please read the Guidelines and Instructions for Submission carefully, and be aware that the committee will pay close attention to the proposal’s “fit” with these guidelines.

There will be general information meetings for students who are considering making a proposal.  These will be announced in OWU Daily. 

For more information about previously funded projects, read these Connect2 OWU stories:

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