Annual Funding Cycles: November & February
The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education is pleased to announce competitive funding for both individual and collaborative scholarship of teaching and learning projects on the IU Bloomington campus. If you have questions about the award or the selection process, please contact Shannon Sipes.
SoTL grants provide funding at four levels for new and ongoing studies about teaching and learning. Similar to national funding agencies (i.e., NEA, NIH, and NSF), SoTL funding provides ongoing and sustained funding for projects of merit, while also providing funds for new individual and team projects. All funding levels are intended to support faculty-led efforts to better understand and improve teaching and learning through in-depth, contextualized, and evidence-based studies.
Research grants are available in amounts of $1,000, $2,000, $5,000, and $12,000, dependent upon the purpose, scope, and nature of the study outlined in the criteria for each phase of the funding levels. Funding periods are for 1–3 years. Teams receiving grants will share the grant amount. All recipients are expected to attend one meeting per semester with other grant recipients and educational consultants until the project is complete. Recipients are also expected to formally disseminate the results of their projects to other IU faculty and, as such, help further the Communities of Inquiry, which have become integral to Indiana University’s SoTL Program.
Funding is typically, though not exclusively, used for these types of expenses:
- Data collection and analysis
- Project or graduate assistant(s)
- Research related travel
- Conference presentations
- Collaborations with other institutions, external specialists, and consultants
Projects may involve acquisition of new knowledge about teaching and learning or they may involve the novel application and assessment of existing knowledge based upon past or ongoing SoTL research. Projects may use qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods. All grants require systematic investigation of effects, interpretation of results, and dissemination to peers both within Indiana University and beyond in an appropriate scholarly publication or presentation.