Provost’s Request for Proposals 2018-2019

by | Feb 26, 2018

The Office of the Provost is taking applications for the 2018-2019 Request of Proposals. There are new and exciting funding opportunities for faculty who are looking to integrate new educational methods and technologies into their classrooms and learning environments. The four grant programs, including two new ones, range from support for curricular interventions at the school, department, or program level to awards for conducting pilot experiments with new pedagogical strategies.

Hybrid Learning Grants and Start Small! Mini-Grants

The Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery grant program supports faculty who are developing innovative and technology-rich pedagogy and learning strategies in the classroom. Awardees will receive a grant ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, along with access to resources and support from the Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) for content development, instructional design, media production, software design, and assessment.

The new Start Small! Mini-Grants provide support to faculty who are interested in experimenting with one new pedagogical strategy or tool. Awardees will receive in-kind support from the CTL and receive up to $2,000 for a one-semester period.

The deadline for applications for Hybrid Learning Grants and Start Small! Mini-Grants is Monday, April 16, 2018.

MOOCs and Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grants

Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grants are designed to support efforts around teaching initiatives and exploration at the school, department, or program level. Awards provide up to $20,000 per academic year plus in-kind CTL support.

The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) grant program provides support for open online courses taught by Columbia faculty.  Columbia courses offered through MOOC platforms continue to reach a large global learning community, promote public engagement, and make teaching and research activities at the University more visible. A limited number of grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded; accepted courses will receive hands-on support for instructional design and course production from the CTL.

The deadline for submission of applications to the MOOCs and Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grants is Monday, April 30, 2018.

Learn more about the opportunities and apply here.