Bringing Theory to Practice
Bringing Theory to Practice is not offering grants at this time. We invite you to read about our current initiatives and to check this page for future announcements regarding funding. Thank you.
Bringing Theory to Practice's full 2012-2014 RFP can be viewed here and answers to frequently asked questions may be found here. These are the primary sources of information on proposal emphases, specifications, and logistics. However, applicants should be mindful of
announcements on our website as RFP content (e.g. proposal
deadlines) is subject to change.
Proposals were requested for projects during 2012-2014 that promoted engaged learning, civic development and engagement, and psychosocial well-being of college and university students. We were especially interested in efforts that enabled students to have transformational educational experiences, and for institutions to transform and sustain their priorities and practices.
Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) supported institutions that were at various stages of this work, and our three grant categories recognized the progression from small seminars to large demonstration projects. In this latter category we anticipated, but did not require, that the institution had already taken steps made possible by support from BTtoP.
Proposal Due Dates
The quarterly proposal deadlines were June 15, September 15, December 15,
and March 15 during the 2012-14 operating period; March 15, 2014 was the final deadline. All grants under this RFP have been awarded.
Seminar Grants (closed)
Seminar Grants up to $1,000 were available for institutions to bring together diverse members of the campus community for meaningful conversations which resulted in institutional actions. Matching support was not required. Proposals were accepted on quarterly deadlines between 2012-2014 and awards were announced at least 2 weeks after each deadline.
Program Development Grants (closed)
Program Development Grants up to $10,000 were available for institutions to enhance or extend a program which is consistent with our objectives. Institutional matching support was required. Grants may be renewable.
Demonstration Site Grants (closed)
All proposals under this RFP were due by June 15, 2012, and awards were announced in July 2012. Grants up to $75,000, distributed over two years, were available for institutions proposing to demonstrate the outcomes of building institutional capacity for a program of work consistent with our purpose. Institutional matching support was required.
In the third category, we anticipated but did not require that the institution had already taken steps made possible by support from BTtoP.
To apply for funding after reviewing the Request
for Proposals and the Grant Applicant FAQ, applicants should mail a hard copy of their proposal, optional supplementary documents and proof of online submission to Bringing Theory to Practice, c/o AAC&U, 1818 R St. NW,
Washington DC, 20009 and submit an electronic copy through the feature linked
Please review the Grant Applicant FAQ if you have questions after reviewing the RFP. Project representatives can assist in answering questions not covered in these resources, but the Project cannot offer any specific recommendations regarding proposals before they are submitted.
If your application is
successfully received, the e-mail address you provide will be sent a confirmation e-mail
immediately. If instead you receive an error mentioning dotDefender or
MIME filetype, and you have checked that your uploaded files are either
Word or PDF documents, please e-mail your proposal,
supplemental documents, information requested on the web submission form, and the
error message you receive to email@example.com as a substitute for web submission.