Planning Grants - up to $10,000 for one year, non-renewable
Rice University's Experiential Inquiry and Research Fund awards competitive grants of up to $10,000 to departments/units that oversee the curriculum of a major, area major, or interdisciplinary major/minor. Grants are intended to fund integration of experiential inquiry and research into the undergraduate curriculum of a major, area major, or interdisciplinary major/minor. Planning Grants are for departments/units that need time and resources to evaluate curriculum and identify gaps in the scaffolding of inquiry and research.
Funds awarded will be for academic year 2017 - 2018 and cannot carry over to a second year. Awarded departments/units agree to meet regularly with the Office of Inquiry Based Learning and other relevant academic support centers (Center for Teaching Excellence, Program in Writing and Communication, and Fondren Library) to design a curricular scaffold. Additionally, awarded departments will collaborate with the Office of Inquiry Based Learning to assess the curricular scaffold and student learning outcomes in accordance with SACSCOC.
Teams with a minimum of three full-time faculty of mixed rank who have authority over a major, area major, or interdisciplinary major/minor are eligible to apply.
Office of Inquiry Based Learning and the Faculty Advisory Committee will review proposals and consult with relevant Deans in making final award decisions.
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
Please upload maximum 3-page project description and letter of support from Department Chair as one pdf. Please send to email@example.com by April 21, 2017. Proposals should include the following documents in PDF format:
For questions or feedback, please contact Caroline Quenemoen at (713) 348-4378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.