is the Innovations in Education Fund (IEF)?
The Innovations in Education Fund
provides support for New School faculty in their work as innovators in the
areas of curriculum and pedagogy. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded on a
competitive basis for projects that develop or implement new courses and programs
or innovative methods of teaching and student evaluation.
does the IEF support?
The 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
welcome for projects in undergraduate education, graduate education, online
learning, and informal or extracurricular education.
Funds support collaboration with
colleagues and/or students within or outside of The New School. The IEF also supports activities involving research, travel, educational media design and
production, and pilot projects for new curricular and pedagogical approaches and
provides unique forms of support required for specific innovations.
While faculty members are encouraged
to apply for any project that fits the criteria described above, special consideration is given to proposals that offer a template for long-term adoption
by the university and seed the faculty project. Priority is
given to praxis-oriented proposals that include one or more of the following
approaches to online learning and/or pedagogical uses of social media
curricular content and pedagogies
learning that emphasizes real-world engagement
assessment techniques—such as performance assessment, learning portfolios, and
self-assessment—that reflect students’ learning, achievement, motivation, and
attitudes on instructionally relevant activities
approaches to curricular and pedagogical opportunities involving diversity and
projects that include at least two New School faculty members from different
divisions and programs
This funding program is open to principal members of the full-time faculty, including those faculty with the following full-time appointments: tenure, tenure track, extended employment, extended employment track, and renewable term appointment. The program is also open to part-time faculty members with post-probationary, annual, multi-year, or grandparented status as defined by the ACT-UAW contract or AFM Local 802 part-time faculty with a minimum of 4 semesters of classroom appointments. Visiting faculty, faculty in the final year of a fixed-term contract, postdoctoral fellows, and university administrators are ineligible to apply for funding.
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 requiring
time and resources for activities like designing, prototyping, experimentation,
testing out, scaling, assessment, next iteration, or facilitating wider adoption.
You can find the link to the IEF Application 2014-2015 here.
The deadline to
submit the application for the 2014-2015 Innovations in Education Fund is April 2, 2014. All materials
must be submitted electronically by Google form. Receipt of applications
will be acknowledged by email. Materials sent after the deadline will not be
considered. Awardees will be notified by their New School email by May 16,
2014. Applicants can submit only one proposal per round.
is the review process?
A university-wide faculty review committee reviews applications that have been submitted by the deadline. Proposals are ranked according to suitability, quality, and the potential of the proposal to provide insights beyond the scope of the project. Finalists will be contacted by email and in some cases will be asked to
provide additional information about their project. Unsuccessful grant
applicants will be notified and can apply for the Innovations in Education
Fund the following year. For applications submitted by a team, one
team member must be identified as the principal investigator.
is the timeline for funded projects?
Application deadline: April 2, 2014
announced: May 16, 2014
start date for funded projects: July 1, 2014
date for funded projects: June 30, 2015
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