Teaching and Learning Grants
Summer Teacher-Scholar Grants
These grants are intended to encourage teaching-related projects that promote meaningful teaching innovation and renewal. Successful projects seek transformation of pedagogy (teaching strategies/methods, use of new technology, evaluation of learning, etc.). Change in and extension of subject matter knowledge as reflected in curriculum and course development may be part of a proposed project, but not its primary focus. Grant requests should demonstrate substantive modification in pedagogy. In developing proposals, faculty and librarians are encouraged to link their goals and outcomes to those of existing development areas and initiatives, such as (but not limited to) International Engagement, Contemplative Pedagogy, Quantitative Reasoning, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), Interdisciplinary Engagement, Undergraduate Research, Social Justice, Diversity and Inclusion, etc. Awards are intended for use in summer 2013.
1. Consult application guidelines
2. Send your application in the form of a Word document to OTL@bridgew.edu
Teaching and Learning Travel Grants
These grants are intended to cover some or all of the expenses of attending or presenting at teaching-related conferences and workshops. This grant is designed for travel to national and regional conferences such as those hosted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) or disciplinary teaching conferences such as National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). These grants may also be used for travel to disciplinary conferences with a primary focus on scholarship, within which there are individual sessions devoted to teaching practice. In order to foster disciplinary, departmental and cross-disciplinary innovation and growth, teams of faculty and librarians are allowed to apply.
The Office of Teaching and Learning Advisory Board Grant Committee awards grants based on the relevance of the conference to the applicant's teaching/scholarship of teaching and the anticipated impact of conference on applicant's teaching/scholarship of teaching.
Award Amount: $750 for attendees; $1500 for presenters
Number of Awards: up to 15 per year
Application deadline: Accepted throughout the year, beginning July 1, 2012 for travel between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.
Teaching Circle Grants
These grants are designed to facilitate dialogue related to some aspect of teaching and/or learning. The initial meeting of the Circle must be open to any faculty or librarian interested in the issue, and publicized in an open invitation to faculty, librarians and schools via Community Announcements. Email OTL a subject for that announcement (100 characters, not words, max.), a short summary including deadline for people to register (200 characters, not words, max.), and additional details if needed (such as dates / times you propose to meet; no character/word max.), plus the facilitators name, department / program, email address to use to register & phone number. A minimum of three people (including the proposer) must sign up for a teaching circle in order to qualify for funding. Funds may be used for common texts, for hospitality/lunches at regular gatherings, etc. OTLs administrative assistant Lori Benson can book rooms and refreshments, once the facilitator emails the names of those registered.
A one-page summary of the group's activities, including top take-aways and contributions others may find valuable, is due at the end of the final semester in which the group meets.
Award Amount: up to $250
Number of Awards: up to 5 per year
Application deadline: Accepted on a rolling basis beginning July 1, 2012
For all Teaching and Learning Grants
· Applicants must be full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members or librarians at Bridgewater State University.
· Receiving a CARS Grant may affect eligibility for Teaching and Learning Grants. See individual grants and restrictions for details.
· Grant applications will be reviewed by the Director of Teaching and Learning and the Office of Teaching and Learning Advisory Board Grant Committee.
Last Modified: April 3, 2013