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Innovation Grants

The St. Petersburg College Foundation's Innovation Grants Initiative provides financial resources to implement programs that broaden the scope of the curriculum, deepen the college experience and improve student achievement. The program is open to full-time faculty, staff and student groups with faculty advisors. Grant awards range from $500 - $3,500.

Innovation Grants are made possible by the SPC Foundation and the generosity of its donors. The Initiative was designed to help advance the mission and goals of the College; programs may address a number of areas including:

  • Innovation GrantImproving student success
  • Enhancing the student experience
  • Fostering professional development
  • Advancing academic excellence
  • Improving customer service
  • Enriching student life
  • Augmenting college marketing and outreach

The Innovation Grants Initiative was launched in 2011 to support the college's efforts to improve student success. The Foundation has awarded over $300,000 since the inception of the initiative.


Each year during the fall term, notices are sent via email and the Blue & White announcing the opening of the grant application period. Be certain to complete all sections and provide a title that is descriptive of your project. Following the close of the application period, the Foundation will convene the Innovation Grants Selection Committee, which is comprised of college and community representatives. The Committee will review each proposal and the funding requested. Every applicant will be notified as to the outcome of their grant request. The SPC Foundation will be accepting applications for the 2016 Innovation Grants beginning November 1, 2016 until November 30, 2016 at 5:00pm.

Please read the following documents prior to accessing the application.

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Congratulations to the 2016-2017 Innovation Grant Recipients!

  • Susan Blanchard, Opening Doors to the Teaching Profession for Underrepresented Candidates
  • Sara Brzezinski, International Faculty Development Seminar with CIEE - Cuba
  • Cindy Carmody, Single-Hand Keyboard
  • Susan Colaric, 2017 Fall STEM Festival
  • Scott Cooper, Summer Theater Performance (Technical and Performing)
  • Michael Davis, SkyFi - Authentic Astronomical Viewing for Science Engagement
  • Michael Davis, Faster than the Blink of an Eye
  • Rodrigo Davis, Student Career Preparedness Leadership Project (SCPLP)
  • Meg Delgato, Volunteer & Service Learning Fair: We Have the Cause; You Have the Effect
  • Bethany Greenley, Game of Life
  • Jill Harper-Judd, Jump Start Go! Preparing Students for A&P
  • Michael Jean-Felix, Ecosystem Campus Visit Fund
  • Nikole Jorgensen-Zidar, HoloLens: Holographic Enhanced Learning
  • Monica Lara, Collection of Marine Plankton from Nearshore Environments and Undergraduate Research
  • Mary Lewis, Innovative Teaching Strategies for Nursing Theory
  • Chad Mairn, Virtual Reality: A Renaissance
  • Chad Mairn, Graphs and Geometry: Engaging and Illustrating Mathematics with 3D Printing
  • David Manson, 2017 St. Petersburg Jazz Festival Music Workshops
  • Ray Menard, The Eyes Have It
  • Marilyn Michael, 2017 Summer Vocal Institute: The Art of Bel Canto
  • Nathan Muehl, Harmony Director Instructional Keyboard for SPC Music Ensembles
  • Scott Pelletier, FISDAP Preceptor Account Implementation
  • Christine Renc-Carter, AQUIFERious: Florida's Springs exhibition public panel discussion & student photography competition
  • Katherine Siegler, Dino DNA
  • Kevin Thomas, Electronic Crimes Investigation Student Training Lab
  • Shannon Ulrich, From Making Media to Martian Microbes: Supporting Microbiology Research Projects for Students
  • Lynn Wolf, Certified Resume Credential for Student Success

View past Innovation Grant recipients.