Academic Grants

Evergreen Fund for Innovation

The Evergreen Fund for Innovation supports pioneering efforts  that will shape the college's future. Former president Jane Jervis, inspired by the planning year when founding faculty developed the Evergreen's ground-breaking curriculum, launched the endowment in 1996 to keep Evergreen on the leading edge of higher education.  Visit the Fund for Innovation history page for a list of past awards.

Applications for the Interdisciplinary Studies initiative are due May 19 at 5 pm

Download the RFP

To inspire and support new approaches to interdisciplinary teaching and learning, The Evergreen Fund for Innovation will offer up to five grants of $5,000 to $8,000 each for projects that involve two or more 2014-15 academic programs. Funded projects will propose interdisciplinary curricular models and activities, result in unique student or student-faculty academic work, and evaluate and disseminate replicable strategies.

The grant competition is open to teams that:

  • Join two or more team-taught academic programs (8 to 16 credits each) in a collaborative venture during the 2014-15 academic year. Think of it as the two-or-more project. Each program must have two or more faculty and offer credit in two or more of the following general areas: 1) humanities, 2) social sciences, 3) natural sciences and/or mathematics, and 4) fine arts. Programs must be at least two quarters long and partnered two-quarter programs must be offered during the same two quarters. 
  • Include a least one member from the Student Affairs division who will bring content, instructional support, student development and retention strategies, or other elements that support project success.
  • Designate one faculty member to coordinate the project.

Teams may also include other faculty and staff as well as community partners.

Download the RFP for complete information about this opportunity, including grant selection criteria, allowable expenses, and application instructions.

Email proposals (a single document in PDF or Word) by 5 pm May 19, 2014 to For more information, contact John McLain, Academic Grants Manager, 360-867-6045