APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science
Call for Applications
The APS Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science (otherwise known as the APS Teaching Fund) invites applications for non-renewable grants up to $5,000 to launch new projects that are designed to achieve any of the following priorities:
- Disseminate resources that support effective teaching of psychological science and the development of effective teachers of psychological science;
- Facilitate communication among teachers of psychological science who share common challenges and who would benefit from sharing ideas and resources;
- Develop means to provide expert advice and consultation to faculty engaging in projects that support the teaching of psychological science; and
- Publicize and enhance the availability of psychological science teaching resources and opportunities to teachers of psychological science.
For examples of previously funded projects, click here.
The APS Teaching Fund Committee reviews proposals twice per year. Application deadlines are March 1 and October 1.
E-mail applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Project Title
- Project Director(s)
- Institution or individual to whom the grant will be awarded. (A single grantee must be named as Principal.) Provide a letter assuring institutional support if this is relevant to the proposed project.
- Abstract: Summarize the project in 300 words or less.
- Narrative description of project. Describe concretely and succinctly (1,000 words or less) the project goals and the way those goals will be met. Be specific about what the products and benefits of the project will be. If similar resources or projects exist, illustrate how your resource or project is different. Applications should clearly explain how a project will:
- Promote or advance the high-quality teaching of psychological science in a novel, innovative way;
- Have an impact on a broad audience;
- Meet a significant unmet need in the teaching and learning community either through innovation, or by providing services or information to an international or other under-served population;
- Be sustainable, by explaining how the project or product will continue after the funds from this grant are dispersed; and
- Provide for outreach opportunities by connecting to the broader psychological science
- Budget: Describe how grant funds will be used including an itemized budget and a clear explanation of why proposed expenditures are required. Instructor salaries, course buy-outs, or similar expenses are not funded.
- Time frame: Describe the anticipated time course of the project.
- Other funding sources: If seeking or anticipating funding from other sources, please identify these, including whether any other funding is committed now or will be by the time the project begins.
- Sustainability: If appropriate, describe how this project will be sustained once it is launched. Will the project be able to continue without additional funding from the APS Teaching Fund?
- Describe how the results of the project will be publicized.
- Director Qualifications: Describe or attach curriculum vitae showing the qualifications of the project director(s) to conduct the project successfully.
Applicants are invited to discuss ideas with the Teaching Fund Committee prior to submission.
Contact: Tracy E. Zinn, Chair at email@example.com
APS Teaching Fund Committee
Tracy E. Zinn, James Madison University, Chair
Mark Costanzo, Claremont McKenna College
David Daniel, James Madison University
Amanda Diekman, Miami University
Sue M. Frantz, Highline College
Mandy Gingerich, Butler University
Rajiv Jhangiani, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Neil S. Lutsky, Carleton College
Steve Meyers, Roosevelt University
The Teaching Fund is made possible through the generous support of The David & Carol Myers Foundation. To read more about the fund click here.