UCSB’s Faculty Outreach Grants (FOG) Program supports faculty led initiatives designed to improve the quality of academic preparation and educational strategies for participating students, to significantly impact the achievement of students in low-performing schools and reduce the educational achievement gap. Grants for projects in our region are made annually and funding is provided by the Office of the Chancellor.
FOG Program Award Supports STEM Outreach at Elementary Schools
In the last year, the Pennathur laboratory used funding from UCSB’s Faculty Outreach Grants (FOG) Program to develop a suite of educational activities focused on important STEM concepts such as the scientific method, basic chemical separations, laboratory safety, and cutting edge nanotechnology. The outreach activities included hands-on experiments within the classroom, follow-up assignments, and tours to UCSB labs.
Download the FOG 2016-2017 RFP Document
Download the CURRENT UCSB FOG PROGRAMS
Download the PAST FOG GRANTEES
For FOG program questions:
OEP Executive Director
Eric Nebeker, Ph.D.
For program evaluation questions:
Lisa Figueroa Rodriguez, Ph.D.
To be eligible for a Faculty Outreach Grant, a program must meet the criteria presented above. All UCSB faculty and staff in campus departments and programs are eligible to submit proposals, however, the principal investigator, (PI) must be a member of the Academic Senate at UCSB.
Collaborative proposals involving faculty or staff from existing UCSB OEP Programs as well as California State University, Channel Islands, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, or regional community colleges including Oxnard College, Ventura College, Santa Barbara City College, Allan Hancock College and Moorpark College are welcomed.
For further information, please contact the OEP staff members listed above.