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Innovation Grant

Austin Community College (ACC) provides funds to individual faculty, groups of faculty, and professional-technical staff for projects that focus on enhancing the learning environment.

There are two criteria all proposals must meet in order to be considered for an Innovation Grant:

    1. The project must focus on enhancing the learning environment for students.
    2. The project must propose to do something new or in a new way.


For any questions about the Innovation Grants process, please contact:
Sara Schulz
Manager, Academic Technology Projects

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Outline of Application Process

steps of innovation grant process listed, discovery application awards, implementation and reporting, and final reporting



Discovery 1 – 3 months before applying
Application 2-3 months before the desired project start date
  • Receive an award letter or feedback on our application so that you can resubmit in the future.
  • Meet with your TLED team to discuss project details and support.
2-4 weeks after submitting application documents
Implementation and Reporting 1 semester to 2 years
Final Reporting Final Month of Grant

Sample Applications

Title: STEAM Student Research Showcase. Experiential Learning Celebration, Connection, and Networking
Submitted by: Dr. LaKisha Barrett and Dr. Linda Cox
Department: Service Learning


Title: 2023 Summer Music Intensive: New Asian Music Camp
Submitted by: Dr. Joyce Wu
Department: Music


Completed Innovation Grant Projects

The DC OER Initiative:  iPads for increasing dual credit (DC) engagement with open educational resources

TLED Innovation Grant Participants:

Lauren “Lola” Watson, Adjunct Faculty, ACC and
Sarah Stayton, Professor, Assistant, ACC

Email Lola at for more information.


Augmented Reality Simulation in Entry-Level Radiography Education:

The Students’ Perspective

TLED Innovation Grant Participant:

Dr. Jennifer Rigsby, Professor,

Diagnostic Medical Imaging & Radiology, ACC


STEAM Service-Learning Student Research Showcase

TLED Innovation Grant Participants:

Dr. Linda Cox, Service-Learning Coordinator and

Dr. LaKisha Barrett,  Professor, Associate, Biology



Intellectual Property Statement

Under the ACC Intellectual Property Policy, an award is College commissioned work. As such, the College has full ownership of any materials produced under the auspices of an award. For additional information review the ACC Copyright and Fair Use website.