Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Research Grant
Deadline - October 31, 2015
The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA) is pleased to announce a program of small grants to provide support for research projects on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). 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. 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. Grant funds can be used for materials/supplies for research, participant incentives, stipends for researcher and/or research assistants, travel to promote collaboration on project, and travel to present outcomes of research. We have a total of $10,000 to award. These funds will likely be divided among several outstanding proposals and awardees may only receive partial funding for their projects.
Proposals should include applicants’ names, institutional affiliations, and contact information in one document and a project narrative which has no identifiers which includes a) title of project, b) literature review and statement of question/hypothesis (no more than 1 page), c) description of research design and methods of data collection (no more than 1 page), d) description of data analysis and expected results (no more than ½ page), e) a description of how the project reflects the Executive Committee’s preferred theme and/or addresses the mission of STP (no more than 1 page), f) reference list, g) project timeline, and h) budget, i) evidence of IRB approval. Because of budget limitations, please indicate whether and how you would be willing to go forward with the project in the case of partial support.
Proposals will be evaluated on the degree to which proposal fits STP’s description of the SoTL in Psychology as evidenced by a) clearly articulated research question/hypothesis, b) literature-based inquiry, c) appropriate and sound method of inquiry, and d) likelihood of generating a peer-reviewed product; and the degree to which the Executive Committee preferred theme for 2015: "Teaching to the community: Using our expertise as teachers to share psychology with the public”. In addition, innovativeness, potential impact/reach of the product, strength and clarity of the narrative, feasibility and appropriateness will factor into the evaluation of proposals. Those evaluating the grants will be blind to the applicants’ identities.
Grant recipients will be asked to submit an abstract and a final report upon completion of the project demonstrating completion of tasks described in the original proposal. 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.