Breeden Endowment Grants

Breeden Endowment Grant

The Daniel F. Breeden Endowed Grant Program supports teaching and learning projects that directly benefit the instructor, students, and AU’s overall teaching program. Approximately $30,000 is available each academic year for awards. The Breeden Program is managed by the Biggio Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning; the grant review and selection panel is drawn from the University Senate Teaching Effectiveness Committee.

While the Request for Proposals is typically issued each Spring for projects to be completed during the following academic year, spring semester is typically full of research, teaching, and end-of-the-year opportunities. Therefore, Teaching Effectiveness Committee and the Biggio Center has voted to move the Breeden Grant proposal submission and review process to the fall semester beginning this fall. Please note the new timetable and thank you for spreading the word about this change.

The deadline for Breeden Grant Proposals is November 6, 2015.

Final Report Form

To be completed at the end of the grant duration by the faculty member recipient of the grant.


To begin, please download and fill out the application form. On some web browsers you may need to right click and choose “save-as” in order to save a copy of the form.
Application Form

For a guideline on the evaluation process, please download our rubric here:
Breeden Grant Rubric

Completed application forms should be submitted at the link below:
Submit Application


Securing Breeden Grand Funding – Fall 2015

Recorded on October 23, 2015 by Roland DeWitt


2014 Breeden Grant Awardees

  • 2014 Breeden Grant Abstracts
  • Apryl Alexander, Psychology, Risk Assessment Training for Graduate Students in Clinical Psychology
  • Chih-hsuan Wang, EFLT, Enhancing Learning in Educational Research and Statistics Courses through Mobile Device
  • David Blersch, Biosystems Engineering, Life in the Balance: Enhancement of Ecological Engineering Curriculum with the Balanced Aquarium Concept
  • Kevin Moore, Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, City Scenarios
  • Lauren Weigel, Industrial and Graphics Design, The Creative Problem Solving Institute’s Annual International Conference
  • Leah Robinson, Kinesiology, The Use of Multimedia Teaching Strategies to Support KINE 2251 Students’ Teaching Effectiveness
  • Luxin Wang, Animal Sciences, Purchasing teaching resources to better enhance the teaching efficiency / outcomes of the food safety program
  • Matthew Hoch, Music, Enhancing Teaching Effectiveness with Applied Music Students through Instruction and Acoustic Feedback
  • Peter Christopherson, Pathobiology, Improving Communication Skills of Veterinary Students
  • Tanya Johnson, Nursing, Nurse Executive / Nurse Executive-Advanced Review Course Workshop


Past awards, 2008 – 2013:

Please click here to view a listing of past Breeden Endowment Grant awards.