FTAC Technology Grant


The technology grant offered through FTAC is funded on a yearly basis based upon Computing Services' (CS) overall budget. Currently, CS has allocated $5,000 to the Technology Grant and anticipates the continuation of the program until the funding is cut. The $5,000 will be allocated for one grant, or multiple depending upon the amount requested.

Technology Support

The FTAC Technology Grant provides technical support for the technology associated with the grant as defined by the policy related to new technology support. The policy can be found at: New Technology Policy

  • Tier One – This tier is designed for the use of new technologies by an academic faculty, staff or department where financial or technical support is not needed or wanted. 
  • Tier Two – This tier is designed for any faculty and or department who would like technical, but not financial support of any non-supported hardware and or software. 
  • Tier Three – This tier is designed for a faculty and or department who would like any new technology supported both financially and technical by the institution.  

Restrictions for the Technology Grant:

  • The expenditures of funding must be completed on or before May 15 of the budget year the grant was approved, or the funding will be unavailable.
  • The program is set up for experimental purposes and should not require additional funding from the institution until the University adopts and approves the project's technology.
  • All technology will be Tier II support and must be coordinated with CS and/or AITC prior to submitting the grant proposal. 
    • Tier II definition: the faculty and/or department technical support only.
    • The Grant offers start up funding only, ad not ongoing support.
  • Funding is restricted to hardware and/or software only. No personnel can be paid a salary of any sort or reimbursed from the funds provided by the grant.
  • Sustainability of the project, if successful, requires that the technology is moved from Tier II to Tier III support (See Policy located at: http://www.adams.edu/academics/ait/techpolicy.pdf.)

2013-2014 Academics Year Dates:

  • February 1st, 2014 - Submit Grant Application to ftac@lists.adams.edu on or before February 1st, 2014
  • February 15th - March 1st, 2014 - Present grant idea to FTAC, FTAC will schedule a time for each grant applicant(s) to present the grant to the FTAC committee.
  • March 15th, 2014 - Recipients notified of Grant Awards - All applicants will be notified on or before March 15th concerning the winner(s) the Grants awards.

Review and Funding decision

FTAC will review the grants and recommend funding to the Technology Grant Committee (TGC). The TGC is comprised of the following:

  • FTAC Chair
  • Faculty Senate Representative
  • CS Director
  • AITC Director
  • Assistant Vice President for Budget and Technology

Please use the grant form below to create your proposal.


E-Mail your grant application to the Faculty Technology Advisory Committee at ftac@lists.adams.edu

Please use the form above and include:

  • Principle Investigator Contact
  • Executive Summary
  • Description of Technology or Technology Program - Ensure you include your Start and End Dates
  • Project Evaluation
  • Project Sustainability (if successful)
  • Budget(s), including all new technology, software and hardware, to be purchased or used.
  • Population Groups Served
  • List of Key Faculty and/or Staff Members participating
  • Computing Services and/or AITC support contact(s)
  • Results Dissemination Plan