IT faculty grant deadline July 23

Information Technologies Transformation Grant new opportunity for UD faculty

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11:16 a.m., June 20, 2012--University of Delaware Information Technologies (IT) is offering grants to transform education with the support of new and innovative uses of technology, and the deadline for proposals is Monday, July 23.

Through collaboration with IT, faculty can help define the next generation of technology on campus.

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The grant is an opportunity to test and assess new instructional techniques and technologies in a small scale, low risk environment. Lessons learned from the grant will help IT establish new widespread services on campus. 

On a competitive basis, IT will award funding for proposals that best fit the goals and criteria for transforming teaching and learning through the innovative use of technology. The grant could include funding for software, equipment and staff time.

Timeline

Proposals are due July 23 and awards will be announced in late summer. Projects must be completed by May 31, 2013.

Framing your proposal

To create a proposal, the following prompts may be helpful. Keep in mind that funding is competitive, so the unique proposal will go beyond these questions.

Problem description

  • What instructional problem are you trying to solve?
  • What is the history of this problem (previous efforts at UD and elsewhere)?
  • List all of the stakeholders that need to be involved to solve this problem successfully.

Technology component

  • What application of technology does your project introduce or advance at UD?
  • How does technology improve upon a no-tech approach to your problem?
  • How will the technology for your project be adaptable by others?
  • How is your project positioned to exploit anticipated future technological directions?

Outcomes and impact

  • What learning outcomes will be measured?
  • What impact will your project have elsewhere on campus?
  • What are the economic implications of scaling up your project?
  • How would you describe "success" for your project?

Requirements

To be eligible for the grant, faculty must meet the following requirements: 

  • Proposals will only be accepted from members of the UD faculty.
  • The proposal must be implemented in fall 2012 and/or spring 2013.
  • Proposals must include (at a minimum): a statement of the problem; how technology is integral to addressing the problem; anticipated outcomes with specific metrics for measuring success; an implementation timeline with milestones; a list of expected technology requirements, and a request for staff time (if needed).
  • Faculty will engage in regular milestone meetings with IT staff.
  • Faculty will engage in roundtable sessions with other faculty grant awardees.
  • Faculty and students will complete surveys to assess the chosen technology.

Specific budget requests are not required at this time. If a faculty member's proposal is chosen, IT staff will help develop a budget. 

Submit a proposal

Faculty are encouraged to submit a proposal or contact IT if they have any questions.

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