2015 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Research Grant Call for Proposals
Deadline for applications: 11:59 EST, October 31, 2015
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.
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.
the grants will be blind to the applicants’ identities. The proposals will be
Degree to which
proposal fits STP’s description of SoTL in Psychology as evidenced by:
articulated research question/hypothesis
and sound method of inquiry
of generating a peer-reviewed product
- Degree to
which proposal supports STP’s mission
impact/reach of product
and clarity of project narrative
of completing the project within proposed timeline
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:
qualified applicants in varying amounts
qualified applicants in equal amounts
- To a
single, especially worthy project (however, the committee must obtain STP’s EC
approval for this decision)
expenses include, but are not limited to:
for research, participant incentives
for researcher and/or research assistants
can be used to pay for a course buyout or as salary supplement
- Travel to
promote collaboration on project
- Travel to
present outcomes of research
Caps on Expenses
stipend request limited to the equivalent of a course buyout at recipients’
home institutions (if this amount exceeds $4000 per principal investigator, EC
approval will be required)
for travel limited to $1500
for materials, participant incentives limited to $2000
research protocol must have IRB approval or be under review at time of
must be completed within the calendar year (before December 31, 2016) in which
the grant was awarded.
must be STP member to be eligible for grant funds.
applicants to a grant program are given priority over those who have previously
received funds from that grant program.
their term, members of the Executive Committee will be ineligible to apply for
an STP grant.
their terms, members of the Grant Evaluation committees are ineligible to apply
for grants from the program for which they are members of the evaluation
- Upon notification
of funding, grant recipients must submit a brief abstract (no more than 200
words) describing the purpose, method, and expected outcomes of the funded
of grants to support manuscript writing must submit proof of submission to a
peer-reviewed journal by the end of the grant period or else the recipients
must return the grant funds to STP. Recipients should inform the granting
agency of all publications resulting from the grant work.
acknowledgement of this funding source on all presentations, publications, and
- Within a
calendar year of receiving funds (before December 31, 2016), all grant
recipients need to submit a final report that details how funds were spent and
briefly describes the outcomes of activities funded. Major deviations from the
proposed timeline must be explained and, if such explanations are insufficient,
the grant panel may request that part or all of the funds be returned to STP.
of indirect costs is prohibited
Applications must include the following
Information: Applicants’ names, institutional affiliations, and contact
information. To allow for blind review, each application must be received in
two separate files. Please attach this
information in a separate file named: title
of your proposal contact, for example, the file name would be "Psychology
as a STEM Discipline Dr. I. M. Scholar ".
narrative (must be single-spaced, no smaller than 11 point font, 1 inch-margins
all around). To allow for blind review, each application must be received in
two separate files. This second file
should be named title of your proposal narrative,
for example, the file name would be "Psychology as a STEM Discipline
proposal narrative". Please be sure
that there is no author-identifying
information in the narrative file.
Narratives that include author-identifying information will be
disqualified. The narrative file must include:
Review and statement of question/hypothesis: Give a context for the question
under investigation, describe what is already known, delineate why the question
under investigation is important in the SoTL in psychology, and describe why
the proposed approach is innovative. (no more than 1 page)
of research design and methods of data collection (no more than 1 page)
data analysis and expected results (no more than ½ page)
the implications of the findings and how the outcome of the work is consistent
with STP’s mission (no more than 1 page) and/or the EC theme for 2016.
Timeline: Describe major milestones for completion of project and their
anticipated completion date. Include the name of a target peer-reviewed outlet
for the presentation/publication for the product of your work and anticipated
date of submission to that outlet
Provide a detailed budget of how the funds will be spent. Be as specific as
possible without identifying the applicant’s affiliation. Also, please indicate
if you are willing to complete the project if it is only partially funded.
o If applicable, list other funding sources and
amounts that will provide support for the project.
o Include evidence of IRB approval (or evidence
that proposal is currently under IRB review)
Proposals should be
submitted in two separate files, one with contact information and one with the
project narrative with no identifiers to STPSOTLGRANT@farmingdale.edu.
If you have questions, please contact
Marya Howell-Carter, Grant Committee Chair (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals are due by 11:59 pm (EST) on
October 31, 2015.