What the Innovations in Education Fund Supports
The Innovations in Education Fund (IEF) provides support for New School faculty in their work as innovators in the areas of curriculum and pedagogy. Grants are awarded to faculty on a competitive basis; awardees are selected by a committee of faculty from a range of fields and areas of expertise. Applications are welcomed for projects in undergraduate education, graduate education, online learning, and informal or extracurricular education.
Funds can be used for collaboration with colleagues and/or students within or outside The New School, research, travel, educational media design and production, pilot projects for new curricular and pedagogical approaches, and unique forms of support required for specific innovations.
While faculty members are encouraged to apply for any project that meets the criteria described above, priority is given to proposals for projects with one or more of the following features:
- Projects that connect with curricular and pedagogical innovations identified as university priorities by the Office of the Provost, including
- Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching and learning
- Innovative approaches to learning online and/or pedagogical uses of social media
- Internationalizing curricular content and pedagogies
- Integrating study abroad into undergraduate curricula
- Innovative approaches to curricular and pedagogical opportunities concerning diversity and social justice
- Innovative curricular and pedagogical approaches to career changing and continuing education students
- Integrating the arts across the university
- Projects that develop innovative formal and/or informal undergraduate learning experiences across the university
- Curricular and/or informal learning experiences at the intersections of design, management, policy, media, social science, and performing arts
- Collaborative projects that include at least two New School faculty members from different divisions and programs
- Projects for which external funding is sought or that have the potential to receive external funding, for which IEF funds can constitute seed money and/or a partial or full matching grant
Projects funded can begin as soon as the awards are made and must be completed no later than June 30 of the following year. The maximum award is $10,000.
The review of applications and recommendations for awardees to the provost will be made by a university-wide faculty review committee. Recipients will be asked to present the results of their project to the university community upon completion.
All members of the full-time and part-time faculty who have Post-Probationary, Annual, Multi-Year, or Grandparented status, as defined in the ACT-UAW contract or similar agreements, are eligible to apply.
Applicants can submit only one proposal per round.
The IEF is not intended to support normal activities associated with the development of new courses or syllabi. Rather, the IEF supports projects that formulate and/or implement curricular or pedagogical innovations involving activities like design, prototyping, experimentation, testing, scaling, assessment, iteration, or facilitating wider adoption.
Projects that are intended to have a university-wide or cross-divisional application, or that have the potential for such an application, are preferred and strongly encouraged.
Applicants may only submit one proposal per round.
Download the Application Form below.
A group of finalists will be selected following an initial review of applications. These finalists may then be asked for more detailed information about their projects. For applications submitted by a team, one team member must be identified as the principal contact.
- Application deadline: January 22, 2013
- Announcement of awards: May 15, 2013
- Earliest start date for funded projects: July 1, 2013
- Completion date for funded projects: June 30, 2014
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