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**** Note - Special EUE Funding for FY2018 ****

The Provost has made available special funding for EUE projects to be completed in FY2018 (by June 30, 2018). The priorities for this special program will be to support projects that pilot or implement high-impact practices (or high-impact community engagement practices) in programs and broad disciplines in which such practices are not common nor well-developed. Further information about high-impact practices can be found at

The processes and guidelines for this special EUE funding opportunity will follow those already established for the EUE program (see the Proposals and Guidelines sections of this site). Online applications will be accepted beginning September 12, 2017 with a deadline of October 13, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed and awards announced by October 23, 2017. Proposals must include a timeline that assures full implementation and evaluation will be completed by June 30, 2018. Address any questions about potential projects and application procedures to Wayne Nelson, EUE Coordinator (


The Excellence in Undergraduate Education program at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville was established in 1986 for the purpose of funding innovative projects in undergraduate education. Since its initiation, the University has allocated nearly $10 million to faculty, staff, and students through this program. The program continues to serve as a catalyst for the improvement of undergraduate curricula and programs at SIUE. EUE is administered through the Faculty Development Council of the Faculty Senate and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Currently, the EUE program is funded at a level of approximately $150,000 per year. Requests for proposals are sent out near the end of the calendar year with an application date in early spring semester. Potential applicants should note that the guidelines and priorities for the program may change from year to year. This site will be updated immediately if there are any such changes.


In its mission statement, the University assigns first priority to excellence in undergraduate education. The purpose of the EUE program is to support this mission by funding projects that will contribute to excellence and innovation in undergraduate education. Faculty, staff and students are eligible to submit proposals to the EUE program. For FY 2017, high priority will be given to proposals involving:

  • Course redesign projects that will improve student learning outcomes while creating efficiencies in the delivery of the course materials.  These kinds of projects could be particularly meaningful in courses that have high numbers of sections and overall enrollment or those key, required courses with high enrollments and opportunities to improve student success.
  • The development of high-impact, experiential learning opportunities (e.g., internships, co-ops, undergraduate research, service learning, etc.) as a required feature within majors.  We are particularly interested in the development and integration of high-impact, experiential learning practices in courses, programs, and broad disciplines in which such practices are neither common nor well-developed. Click to view more information about experiential learning.
  • Research or programs that help promote our understanding of retention issues or the development of programs that will help support retention, persistence, and completion.
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