ECM Faculty Focus
Expressions of Interest are sought for the Semester 1, 2010 round of Improving Student Learning (ISL) Grants.
The ISL Grants program provides small grants to encourage teachers to make practical and innovative changes to their units in order to improve current practice. There are no strict guidelines on what ‘changes' might qualify, although the proposal must fall within the aims of the grants program and will ideally represent an inventive approach to teaching, with positive and identifiable impacts for student learning.
The grants are intended to support projects which have immediate outcomes and can be implemented within a semester.
Funding will be awarded for up to five projects each semester, to a maximum of $3000 each. A committee of staff from CATL will evaluate the applications and award the grants.
To encourage applicants to put forward their ideas, there is the option of submitting a brief Expression of Interest (EOI) prior to preparing a full grant proposal.
EOI's will be reviewed by the selection committee and competitive applicants will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal and budget outline.
Applicants who would prefer to bypass this intermediary stage and submit a full proposal directly are welcome to do so. The EOI is intended to allow applicants to venture new ideas and receive feedback on their proposed innovations before developing a detailed proposal outlining the mechanics of the project.
EOI's are due on the 16th April 2010
Full proposals are due on the 3rd May 2010
The guidelines and application process for the ISL Grants are available on the website.
Queries and applications should be forwarded to: Jacqueline Flowers, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, phone: 6488 4686, email: Jacqueline.Flowers@uwa.edu.au.