Apply for educational research mini-grant

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On April 8, 2021

Letters of intent are now being accepted for the 2021 award cycle of S&T’s Educational Research Mini-Grant Program. Funding is provided by the provost’s office through the Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE).

The letters of intent — an email which includes the principal investigator’s research question and a brief abstract – is due by Friday, April 23, to cafe@mst.edu. The full proposal is due by Friday, June 11.

Since 2011, the educational research mini-grant program has promoted the scholarship of teaching and learning through funding projects that systematically examine pedagogical practices. The program is designed to help instructors tackle a teaching and learning issue in which a specific, measurable research question is examined to bring about improved student learning, retention, or academic success for all students.
All full-time faculty, full-time staff and department chairs who have teaching duties may apply.

Applicants may request up to $2,500 for an individual project, and up to $4,500 for an interdisciplinary team project.

Suggested areas of focus include projects that do one or more of the following at either the course, department, college or university level:

  • Improve student engagement, retention or persistence
  • Improve attainment of student learning outcomes
  • Improve access and success for underrepresented students
  • Promote strategies for equity and inclusion
  • Increase faculty-student interaction
  • Promote collaborative, experiential, technology-enhanced, or active learning strategies.

For more information and a proposal template, go to cafe.mst.edu/fundingprograms/educationalresearchmini-grant.

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