Call for Proposals for Projects or Sponsorship Requests

The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP) is pleased to announce a program to support projects or sponsorships that 1) do not fall within existing grant or programming categories, or 2) fit within an existing grant or programming category but exceed the maximum funding amount. Consistent with our Mission Statement and the Statement on Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequity in STP, we encourage applications from colleagues who are from underrepresented groups and have diverse backgrounds and experiences.

This program allows members of STP to propose sponsorships or innovative projects that would help to further the mission and aims of the Society but are not a part of the Society’s currently available programming or grants.  It is not intended as a source of ongoing funding.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed by the Executive Committee as the agenda allows. Funding is dependent on the health of STP’s short- and long-term investment holdings each year.  STP typically has approximately $30,000 to award annually across all funded projects or sponsorships. Funded projects must be completed during the calendar year designated.

Grant recipients must provide a W9 to the STP Treasurer prior to disbursement and a final report must be submitted to the VP of Awards and Grants following project completion. Course buyouts, if part of the proposal, should be funded at a level commensurate with the practice of the institution of the recipient, and will be provided directly to the Institution. Policies regarding STP grant programs can be found here.

The Executive Committee reserves the right to refer proposals submitted for this program to other, currently available grants or programs if it determines that the proposal would fit best under the criteria for those grants or programs.

Proposal Guidelines

Page Limit: 5 pages

In your proposal, please address the following prompts:

1. General Description of the Project/Funding Request - Please provide a title for the project or funding request, describe the purpose for the request, and indicate why STP is an appropriate organization to fund the request.

2. Evidence for the Need for this Project/Funding Request – Please provide evidence that there is a need for this project or event. The definition of “evidence” will vary based on the type of request.

3. How will this project/event/funding request benefit teachers of psychology and/or STP members? - Please specify the target audience (e.g., secondary school psychology teachers, teachers of introductory psychology, teachers of a specific course, pre-tenure college teachers) and indicate how the request fits a need that is not currently being met by other STP initiatives.

4. Project/Event Timeline – Please note that funding will be granted for one calendar year (January 1 through December 31); please specify the calendar year in the proposal. Proposals that request multiyear support may be considered but will require resubmission and review each year. During this review, the EC may vote to renew or discontinue funding.

5. Expected Outcomes of the Project/Event – In addition to describing the outcomes of the project (e.g., resources, publications, creation of new events, etc.) please also provide information about the anticipated number of teachers of psychology and/or STP members who will be affected by your proposal/event. Finally, provide details about how you will assess the efficacy of your project/event. Please note: Each funded project will be required to provide an initial report, including assessment information, prior to October 1 of the calendar year of funding. The Executive Committee may withhold some or all of the funds until this report is submitted.

6. Budget – Provide a total amount requested and a detailed list of how funds will be used. Please specify how funds will be distributed in the itemized list. We cannot fund requests for indirect costs. Please indicate whether and how you would be willing to go forward with the project/event in the case of partial support, and whether there are additional funding sources.

If you have questions, contact Keli Braitman, Vice President for Grants and Awards

To apply, click here (requires login).

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Funded Sponsorships or Projects

2021 (To Date)

Course Sessions: A video series that features instructors sharing their courses with a panel of teaching peers and a wider internet audience through recorded virtual meetings

The Voices Project (TVP): Immigration:  A Research and Social Justice Project to Reduce College Students’ Prejudice and Discrimination towards Immigrants

Global Citizenship Education Faculty Professional Development: Faculty professional development series on Global Citizenship Education, hosted by The University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

The PsychSessions: Conversations about teaching 'n' stuff podcast: A non-profit organization that supports psychology instructors broadly, and for free, by offering teaching-related programming on various topics related to pedagogy, research, and professional development.

2020

Teaching of Psychology Incubator (TOP Inc.): An intensive pre-conference workshop at STP's Annual Conference on Teaching. Like a business incubator that exists to offer support, resources, and knowledge to new businesses, TOPInc helps teachers of psychology develop and accelerate ideas they have for non-traditional scholarly impact. 

Southeastern Teaching of Psychology Conference (SETOP): One of the leading regional gatherings of psychology educators, with attendees form a wide range of two-year, four-year, and graduate institutions of higher education as well as a few high schools

The PsychSessions: Conversations about teaching 'n' stuff podcast: A non-profit organization that supports psychology instructors broadly, and for free, by offering teaching-related programming on various topics related to pedagogy, research, and professional development.

Global Citizenship Education Faculty Professional Development: Faculty professional development series on Global Citizenship Education, hosted by The University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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