The purpose of the Minigrant program is to provide NTID lecturers on one-year contracts and exempt staff with an additional source of funding to facilitate their participation in innovative professional development activities, such as conference registration and/or skill development training. Awards are not to exceed $500.
NOTE: If you have received FEAD funding for an activity, you are ineligible to receive a minigrant for the same activity.

  • Application Form: PDF  DOC

FEAD Grants

Faculty Evaluation and Development grants provide monetary assistance to NTID faculty members for the purpose of pursuing areas of professional development that address the Institute’s priorities and/or department, college, or Institute strategic plans. Priorities cover the following five areas: 1) academic excellence; 2) student success; 3) research, scholarship, creative work and innovation; 4) faculty and staff success; and 5) global and multicultural education.

All tenured and tenure-track faculty members, senior and principal lecturers may apply for FEAD grants.

  • Faculty Evaluation and Development (FEAD) Guidelines PDF  DOC
  • Request for FEAD Funds PDF  DOC
  • Statement from Department Chair PDF  DOC
  • Post FEAD Award Evaluation Report PDF  DOC
  • FEAD Funds Reimbursement Procedure PDF  DOC

For more information about FEAD Grants, contact Sydney Long at

Dodge Grant

A grant of up to $1,000 is offered annually to RIT faculty for financial assistance in supporting research and development efforts conducted during the academic year. Projects must have as their purpose improving the effectiveness of faculty engaged in educating deaf and hard-of-hearing students at RIT.

Other Funding Opportunities

RIT and NTID Fellowships, Leaves and Grants

Several funding opportunities exist at RIT for faculty and staff development, or for special projects that support RIT's teaching and learning activities:

  • Faculty Leave for Professional/Career Development
  • Provost's Learning Innovations Grant for Faculty Projects
  • Provost's Cultural Diversity Grant
  • Interactive Learning Grants
  • NTID Faculty Evaluation and Development (FEAD)
  • FYE/NTID Extracurricular Opportunity Grant

For more information, visit RIT's Division of Academic Affairs Grants and Awards page.