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 broadly addressing the categories below:
- Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Grants in this category support high quality, potentially publishable, scholarship directed at the teaching and learning of psychological science
- Meetings and Conferences: Grants in this category support efforts that facilitate communication among teachers of psychological science who share common challenges and who would benefit from sharing ideas and resources
- Technology and Websites: Grants in this category support projects leveraging technological resources to enhance the teaching and learning of psychological science, and to increase the reach and efficient dissemination of related resources
- Other: The fund welcomes proposals for innovative projects to enhance the teaching and learning of psychological science.
Application deadline is October 1.
E-mail applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Project Title
- Target Funding Category (e.g. SoTL, Meetings & Conferences, Technology & Websites, Other)
- Project Director(s)
- Institution or individual to whom the grant will be awarded. (A single grantee must be named as Principal.) A letter assuring institutional support if this is relevant to the proposed project is highly recommended.
- Abstract: Summarize the project in 300 words or less.
- Narrative description of project. Applications should describe concretely and succinctly (1,500 words or less) all of the following:
- The project goals and the ways these goals will be met
- The specific products and/or benefits the project will deliver
- The project’s methods, how those are sound, and how they address an issue
- relevant to the field (SoTL)
- How the project promotes and advances high-quality teaching in psychological science in an innovative way
- What impact the project will have on its target audience
- How the project speaks to unmet needs in the teaching and learning community and possibly assists international or other under-served populations
- Other similar resources or projects and how the current proposal adds to or differs from them
- 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 (note: while there are exceptions, the fund does not generally fund overhead, computers, etc.)
- Timeframe: 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?
- Dissemination: 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.