Distinction through Discovery Curriculum Grants Pre-proposal

DEADLINE FOR PRE-PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: MONDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2014, 5.00PM

The Distinction Through Discovery Undergraduate Curriculum Grant Program provides seed funding for the incorporation of undergraduate research and inquiry (URI) practices into curricular elements that engage undergraduate students. The Distinction Through Discovery Curriculum Committee encourages departments and programs to take a holistic, programmatic approach to implementing research and inquiry skills into their curricula at the course, program, college, or university level.

Note: This curriculum grant program will only support revisions to upper-division courses and curriculum components for projects implemented in the 2014-2015 academic year. Proposals with lower-division elements will be funded for implementation beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year.

Funding Levels: There are four funding levels based on the scope of your project. These include:
Single Course: budget up to $2500
Multiple courses within a department/program: budget up to $5000
Multiple courses within one college: budget up to $10,000
Multiple courses across multiple colleges: budget up to $20,000

Review criteria to be considered for full proposal invitations include:
1. Articulate how the curricular changes fit into a department/program/college mission.
2. Explain how the curricular changes will result in high-quality research and inquiry experiences for your program and students.
3. Clearly demonstrate support for undergraduate scholarship.
4. Lead to the achievement of the Distinction through Discovery Student Learning Outcomes. (http://www.fau.edu/qep/curriculum_grant.php)

All proposals must include instructional strategies which enhance research and inquiry components of targeted courses. Proposals that seek primarily (only) to add assessment methods and tools to courses will not be prioritized.

Efforts will be made to support quality projects from a broad distribution of colleges and campuses.

Faculty submitting pre-proposals who are invited to submit a full proposal will be asked to participate in a Distinction through Discovery workshop to assist with development of the full proposal.

Timeline:
Pre-proposals due: Monday February 10th, 2014
Pre-proposals selection for full proposal submission: Monday March 14th, 2014
Distinction through Discovery workshops: April TBD
Full proposals due: Monday May 12th, 2014
Full proposals selection: Monday June 16th, 2014

Questions related to the grant program should be directed to Donna Chamely-Wiik at dchamely@fau.edu

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