The OAYTC teaching grant supports two-year college professors and administrators with teaching responsibilities at accredited Ohio two-year member institutions to develop projects that enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms. Any two-year college professor teaching in Ohio, full- or part-time, is eligible for the grant. Applicants will have the chance to receive one grant per year at $1,500 maximum.


The applicant will submit to the Committee Chair, Christy Culver (, a typed proposal, 3 pages maximum, that includes the following sections:

  • The purpose of the proposal: Define the goal for the project, intended participants, levels of classes, etc.

  • Statement of the problem to be addressed by the project, i.e. a rationale

  • Implementation plan: Include timetable, teaching methods, materials to be used, assessment tools, budget details, etc.

Selection Criteria

The contents presented in the project proposal will be evaluated based on the following criterion:

  • Innovation 10 points

  • Feasibility of the implementation plan 10 points

  • Merit/Value to student learning 30 points

  • Quality (including evaluation) 10 points

Proposal Submission

Complete proposal should be submitted to the Committee Chair, Christy Culver (, on or before May 1, 2023.

  • Evaluation committee decision will be approved by the OATYC Board.

  • Upon acceptance of grant proposal 75% of the grant money will be paid in August.

  • Project work should begin during the fall term of that year.

  • Winner will be announced and introduced at the annual October OATYC Conference

  • Final project report will be presented during the awards ceremony at the conference the following year.

  • Upon the presentation, the remaining 25% of the grant will be paid to the recipient. Grant monies are considered as honorarium or as acknowledgement of extra time commitment by grant recipient. However, the grant is not intended for individual research or conference attendance.