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Our Welty Award timeline has changed!

This year’s application deadline is March 15, 2024. Learn more about the new timeline below. 

Want to support this great program and help us award more projects each year?  Designate the Welty Endowment in your gift!

Thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Elizabeth Welty, we established the Welty Award as a tool for college faculty and departments to develop new and innovative learning opportunities for students.

Dr. Elizabeth Welty Every year, one three-year, $50,000 award will be provided to the project that best focuses on emerging trends and regional needs and that emphasizes subject matter that students need now and in the future.  First year funding enables faculty teams to research emerging issues or trends affecting their field of instruction or industry, then revamp old curriculum, create new coursework and/or programs, and expand academic planning development. Second year funding is dedicated to faculty and staff training, with third year funding committed to implementation.

Ready to Apply?

You can find the Application Guidelines here, as well as the Application Form!

Learn more:

Funds are available July 1. Each year of the award is from July 1 - June 30, with reports due September 30 of each year.

Curious how the Welty Award Screening Committee evaluates your application? We encourage you to download the Welty Award Score Card to get a sense of what they’re looking for in your application. Also, if you need help building your budget, this Sample Budget Template may be of use.

To make your application as successful as possible, we encourage you to take a look at these examples of previous Welty Award applications that were funded.

Undergraduate Research Program    Organizational Transformation and Continuous Improvement


Still have questions? Contact the Foundation at at 509-434-5123. Good luck!