First-Year Student Experience and Faculty Engagement Mini-Grant

This program is designed to increase overall student-faculty engagement outside of the classroom, enhance first-year students’ sense of connection and belonging to UTSA, and develop engaging relationships among faculty and students. UTSA faculty may apply for a mini-grant to fund a variety of engagement activities with students.

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Apply for a mini-grant

The current application cycle is closed. Check back here or at the Academic Innovation Incentive Opportunities page for updates. For questions, email Student Success.

Application Requirements Professional Development Incentive Opportunities

Organize an Engagement Activity

Faculty can facilitate activities relevant to their discipline or interest-related topics. For more on past funded activities, read the news articles linked below.

Art or music event

Collectively attend an art gallery or music event on campus or around San Antonio

Group discussion

Meet to review and discuss extracurricular articles or materials

Food and discussion

Gather for refreshments to discuss the discipline or interest-related topics

Outdoor activities

Engage in an outdoor activity that relates to the discipline or interest-related topics

Current events

Facilitate an interactive discussion of current events or interest-related subjects

Guest speaker

Organize a guest speaker or panel discussion to engage students on relevant topics

Career Networking

Host career networking activity with alumni or other faculty in your discipline

Movie or game night

Coordinate a game or movie night with refreshments

Community service

Participate in a community service activity together