The Fund for Innovation provides support for experimental and unconventional projects that have the potential to create lasting, positive change and strengthen Middlebury's educational experience.

Innovation occurs every day at Middlebury, both inside and outside the classroom. By providing short-term funding to test new ideas and projects, we hope to deepen Middlebury's culture of educational innovation and facilitate the exchange of ideas among programs, departments, and schools.

What new and exciting idea would you like to share with Middlebury? From virtual reality in the classroom to tandem language-learning to intensive and immersive fieldwork experiences, FFI grantees are changing Middlebury's educational experience. We invite you to apply and join us at the frontier of educational innovation at Middlebury.

Take a moment to explore the different funding opportunities available through the FFI by visiting the Apply page. Also learn about the various projects that we have supported thus far by visiting our Funded Projects page.


Project Spotlight:

Check out Professor Gabriel Guillen and April Danyluk '16 Team Tandem projectTeam Tandem is an innovative language learning experience that connects Spanish learners at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies with English learners in the local community.