Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association

2017 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research Grant Call for Proposals

Previous Winners & Projects: 20142017 

The 2017 SoTL Research Grant grant call for proposals is closed and the 2017 SoTL research grants have been awarded. Please check back in the summer for the 2018 call.  The deadline for 2018 applications will be late October, 2017.

Research projects in any phase of development are eligible for funding (e.g., materials design, data collection, manuscript writing). However, the proposed project must have a high probability of producing a product that will be presented and/or published in a peer-reviewed outlet in a timely manner.  Proposals will be evaluated on the degree to which proposal fits STP’s description of the SoTL. Proposals that align with the 2016 Executive Committee’s preferred theme: "Teaching to the community: Using our expertise as teachers to share psychology with the public", will be given top priority.

The grant program is open to members of the Society for the Teaching Psychology who teach Psychology at 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools. Preference will be given to applicants who have not been awarded these funds in the previous 3 years. 

Evaluation Criteria

Those evaluating the grants will be blind to the applicants’ identities. The proposals will be evaluated on:

Degree to which proposal fits STP’s description of SoTL in Psychology as evidenced by:

  • Clearly articulated research question/hypothesis
  • Literature-based inquiry
  • Appropriate and sound method of inquiry 
  •  Likelihood of generating a peer-reviewed product
  •  Degree to which proposal supports STP’s mission
  •  Innovativeness of project
  • Potential impact/reach of product
  • Strength and clarity of project narrative
  • Feasibility of completing the project within proposed timeline
  • Appropriateness of budget
  •  Program Funding Level Recommendation

STP funds the program with $10,000 annually.  At the discretion of the members of the grant review panel, these monies can be distributed:

  • Across qualified applicants in varying amounts
  •  Across qualified applicants in equal amounts
  • To a single, especially worthy project (however, the committee must obtain STP’s EC approval for this decision)

Proposals should be submitted in two separate files, one with contact information and one with the project narrative with no identifiers to If you have questions, please contact Marya Howell-Carter, Grant Committee Chair (email:  Proposals are due by 11:59 pm (EST) on October 31, 2016.

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