Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants

Review Process

Grant applications will be evaluated on the quality of proposed scholarship and its potential contribution to the advancement of teaching and learning. Though the scholarship must be research-based, this may be broadly defined to include classroom research, research on the application and impact of existing educational models and methods, and research concerning other innovative methods that address teaching and learning at Indiana University.

Proposals will be peer reviewed by a committee of faculty for the soundness of approach, scholarly products to be delivered, potential impact of the results, creativity, uniqueness, and scholars’ potential to serve as a resource for others in the SoTL community (rubric). Inherent in the grant is the obligation to share knowledge and expertise.

Funding Levels

The following funding levels are available to support SoTL projects. Applicants should self-select into the funding level that they deem as most aligned with their proposal, with eligibility for funding based upon the criteria outlined for each phase. Both new projects and projects that received support in the past are encouraged to apply.

Funding Cycle

One time and for one year

Criteria

Regular participation in the Introduction to SoTL Faculty Learning Community

Outcomes

Written report including:

Fundable Proposal

Duration/Funding Cycle

One time and for one year

Criteria

Clearly articulated teaching and learning question that will be addressed using appropriate research methods

Required Outcomes

Final budget and sound evidence of student learning

Duration/Funding Cycle

One or more yearsFaculty members can reapply for additional funding of the project two more times

Criteria

Teams of 2 or more investigators required

And one or more of the following:

  • Completion of Phase I outcomes
  • Evidence of previous SOTL work
  • Completion of Phase II outcomes
  • Evidence that continued funding of research will make significant contribution to the field

Required Outcomes

Final budget and sound evidence of student learning

And one of the following:

  • Public presentation at a conference
  • Published article or other innovative ways of disseminating the work beyond the IUB community
  • Evidence that the work has made a contribution to the field and has added to the relevant literature

Duration/Funding Cycle

Two or more years

Faculty members can reapply for additional funding of the project two more times

Criteria

Teams of 2 or more investigators required

Completion of Phase II outcomes

And one or more of the following:

  • Evidence that previous SOTL work, has made significant innovative contributions to the field
  • Completion of Phase III outcomes
  • Evidence that continued funding of research will make significant contribution to the field 
  • Integration with other ongoing projects and communities of inquiry

Required Outcomes

Final budget and sound evidence of student learning

And one of the following:

  • Public presentation at a conference
  • Published article or other innovative ways of disseminating the work beyond the IUB community
  • Evidence that the work has made a significant contribution to the field and has added to the relevant literature

*Exploratory phase is only open to faculty members who have been selected to participate in the accompanying Faculty Learning Community 

 

Submission Process

Teams and individuals applying for grants should submit their proposal via the submission form. You will need to include the following materials with your proposal:

  • Proposal Narrative Template
  • Budget Narrative & Timeline
  • Short CVs for all investigators - maximum of 4 pages per investigator
  • Nominating letter - from the dean, department chair, or unit head of each participating investigator (this may be emailed directly to sotl@indiana.edu by the nominator)