We have completed our funding of these projects in the Digital Bridges grant. This page is still available for informational purposes, but we are no longer seeking applications for these partnerships.
APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2017 PEDAGOGY GRANTS
Digital Bridges Pedagogy Grants are designed to help faculty develop or implement new liberal arts courses or course modules that familiarize undergraduate students with digital methods of inquiry and exploration. Faculty members may use these grants to work together at any time during the year. The awards include one course release for one tenure track faculty partner at each institution that must be negotiated with each individual’s department chair. The award also provides up to $12,000 per group for consultants and technical support. (Note: faculty who plan to collaborate during the summer might instead consider applying for a Digital Bridges Summer Collaborative Grant.)
Outcomes: We encourage applicants to think creatively about ways to collaborate as they experiment with new digitally enhanced approaches to teaching and learning. For example, a UI faculty member might use a digital archive created by a Grinnell faculty member as a critical component in her course. Faculty members at the two institutions might have their students work in virtual teams, creating a shared digital project. Two faculty members might develop pedagogical strategies for using the same technology, each in their own classes. Of course, we would be delighted to see faculty members experiment with co-taught courses across Grinnell and UI. We will give special priority for courses in which undergraduates engage in collaborative research with faculty, staff, and other students.
Digital Bridges Pedagogy Grants
- Involve one faculty member from Grinnell College and one from the University of Iowa.
- May also involve lecturers, students, staff, and community partners as collaborators.
- Support pedagogical projects involving technology.
- Provide one course release for each of the two faculty members.
- Can provide up to $12,000 per group for consultants and technical support from appropriate campus offices.
- Can provide support from SITAs.
- Can fund mileage for travel between institutions.
- Should produce one or more of the outcomes described above.
- Require a report on activities at the end of the academic year (an evaluation form will be provided).
Who can apply?
Pairs of tenured or tenure track faculty members, one from Grinnell College and one from the University of Iowa.
How do I apply?
We understand that you may be at the beginning of a project and unable to answer all of our questions below. Therefore, to the best of your ability at this point in your planning, please include the following information in your application. We encourage you to use these headings (the major categories) in your document. Please create a single PDF and submit it to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line please include the project you’re applying for and the last name of the two faculty members. For example, Pedagogy Grant App for Elmborg Mangum. We will confirm that we have received your application.
- Name, department, and contact information of the two faculty partners.
- One to two-page narrative describing the course(s) each faculty member (and other collaborators) will be developing, the objectives to be accomplished in the grant period, and a plan for working together.
- Specifically, what do you propose to accomplish during the grant period?
- How will this course contribute to your department’s curriculum?
- What earlier work has been done on the course or in related courses by the applicants?
- What distinctive expertise will each of the two faculty members bring to the partnership? What roles will other collaborators play?
- What do you hope to achieve by the end of the grant period?
- Indicate the dates of the period of funded collaboration. (We encourage you to include meetings at both Grinnell and the UI. Some meetings can be held virtually.)
- A work plan and timeline (including steps taken before the grant period and anticipated afterward to move plans for your courses and collaboration forward and the dates when you will work together, including meetings at both Grinnell and the UI. Some meetings can be virtual).
- A three-five sentence biography of the two faculty members who are applying.
- A CV of up to five pages for each of the two faculty members.
- A list of any additional collaborators.
- A list of the kinds of advisory consulting and/or technical support needed.
- A brief letter (an email is fine) from each faculty member’s department chair endorsing your application that addresses the following. This letter should be submitted separately to email@example.com with the subject line: Digital Bridges Rec for [NAME OF APPLICANT].
- How will participating in this project benefit the applicant’s career?
- How will this project impact teaching and research across the department more generally?
DUE DATE: Tuesday, March 7th by 5pm
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016-17 PEDAGOGY COLLABORATION TEAM
Joyce Tsai (Art Education & UI Museum of Art, UI) and Jenny Anger (Art, Grinnell)
Museums Without Walls: Museums, Art Education, and Community Engagement in the Digital Age (undergraduate courses creating 3D visualizations of historic art exhibitions)