Ball State University’s Office of Immersive Learning is pleased to accept proposals for the financial support of immersive learning projects.

Sustained Course Grants will be accepted for projects beginning fall and/or spring semester of the following academic year.  These grants are submitted by academic departments and/or colleges.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in Provost Immersive Learning Grant presentations and forums sponsored by the Immersive Learning Office. Dates and times for these events will be made available through Ball State Communication Center announcements.

The application for this grant follows the guidelines below. Please read these guidelines carefully as some procedures have changed. Click "save" after each addition or edit, and click  "submit" when the application is complete. Both buttons are located at the bottom of the form. The nomination has not been submitted unless you see an acceptance screen and receive an email.

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The deadline for the application is Monday, January 31, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Building Better Neighborhoods (BBN) is a collaborative effort between the Office of Immersive Learning, the Office of Community Engagement, and the Muncie Action Plan to improve our community’s neighborhoods. These immersive learning projects pull together student teams guided by faculty mentors to create unique, high-impact learning experiences that result in real-world solutions to Muncie’s challenges. Ball State faculty who have an idea for a BBN immersive learning project are encouraged to apply. Funding can be used for materials and other costs associated with your project. This round of funding can support projects expected to begin in spring or spring 2022. Completed proposals are due on or before 5 p.m., Friday, December 10, 2021.

Ball State University's Offices of the Provost, Vice Provost, and Immersive Learning are pleased to offer supplemental travel funding for conference registrations and travel expenses related to completed immersive learning projects. These funds support faculty and students invited to present on immersive learning (in-person or virtually) at regional, national, or international conferences.

These grants can help fund registration, lodging, airfare, university vehicles, and/or other travel expenses associated with conference travel after the completion of an immersive learning project. You may be eligible for up to $1,500 to supplement your travel needs. While faculty alone are eligible for these awards, priority will be given to proposals where students will present directly on their project(s) or participate directly in the faculty mentor's presentation. All travel must be complete before June 1, 2022 and you must have an official invitation to present from a national conference or workshop planning committee. Funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Submission Deadlines: Applications will be accepted beginning of each academic year, and a rolling deadline will be in place until the annual funding is exhausted. All travel must be completed and expenses submitted by June 1 of each year unless the Vice Provost's office grants special permission for late reimbursement.

Any questions, please contact Suzanne Plesha, Director of Immersive Learning, or call the Office of Immersive Learning at 285-2790.

Note: Funds cannot be used for travel occurring in the same semester as the project being covered in your presentation.  For example, if you are teaching an immersive learning course, this fund will not pay for a conference on your project this semester, but you can request money to travel this summer. 

Grants are awarded as a reimbursement after the trip has taken place. If this request is approved, you will receive notifications as to whether you will receive the full or partial amount requested. Upon notification, you may begin making travel arrangements through your department. Once the trip has taken place, your administrative coordinator will process the travel reimbursement and forward the completed TR to the Immersive Learning Office. Arrangements will then be made to transfer the reimbursement amount to your department up to the amount you were rewarded. If your travel costs exceed the award amount, your department will absorb that cost.

Only undergraduate students will be permitted to travel under this grant.

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Office of Immersive Learning