AAU STEM Network Mini-Grants

Association of American Universities (AAU) - N/A

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Program Summary

To maintain the momentum of the Association of American Universities' efforts to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in STEM disciplines beyond the initial eight project sites, AAU will award two rounds of twelve mini-grants designed to further existing efforts to improve undergraduate education.  The first round of AAU STEM Network Mini-Grant Recipients will be limited to non-AAU STEM Initiative Project Sites, and the second round will be open to all AAU member institutions.

The intent of these mini-grants is to build upon and advance prior institutional commitments and newly established efforts aimed at sustained institutional change in undergraduate STEM teaching. For example, resources might be used to align existing efforts across university departments or colleges, to supplement and help existing or expanding efforts to improve undergraduate STEM education for which institutional funds are committed, to support conversations within or between STEM departments around future projects and collaborations, or to host an expert or leader in an aspect of STEM reform on campus.

Program Background

Instructions:

AAU STEM Network Mini-Grant Application

As part of the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, AAU is now seeking applications to support a greater number of AAU campuses through institutional mini-grants for intra- or inter-institutional work aimed at improving undergraduate teaching of introductory STEM courses. 

AAU will consider one application per AAU member institution. The first round of AAU STEM Network Mini-Grant Recipients will be limited to non-AAU STEM Initiative Project Sites, however, the second round will be open to all AAU member campuses.

Starting January 2017, AAU STEM Network Mini-Grant Recipients will receive $10,000 annually for a two-year grant period totaling $20,000.

Applications must address the following questions and should be a maximum of 4 pages.  Please provide your responses by Friday, December 16 at 11:59 p.m. (EST) to: aau.stem@aau.edu

Project Leadership

Please identify the leader(s) for the AAU STEM Network Mini-Grant proposal.

Summary of Proposed Activity

Please provide a summary of your proposed activity. For example, resources might be used to align existing efforts across university departments or colleges, to supplement and help existing or expanding efforts to improve undergraduate STEM education for which institutional funds are committed, to support conversations within or between STEM departments around future projects and collaborations, or to host an expert or leader in an aspect of STEM reform on campus.

Current Efforts

Please explain the current undergraduate STEM education reform efforts on your campus and how are they aligned with AAU’s Framework for Systemic and Sustained Change to Undergraduate STEM Teaching and Learning.

Illustration of Institutional Commitment

Indicate the type(s) and level(s) of institutional support your campus will contribute to this project above and beyond the small level of funding provided by AAU.

 

Program Details

AAU will consider one application per AAU member universities.
  • Education & training
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • U.S. citizens may apply
  • U.S. permanent residents may apply
  • Foreign nationals may apply
$10,000 per year. In addition, AAU will host a workshop for all mini-grant recipients and fund a campus visit by the AAU STEM Initiative project team to help leverage and highlight campus efforts.
Two (2) years.
Voluntary cost share is not allowed

Please address inquiries and/or questions to either of the AAU project leaders, Tobin Smith at toby_smith@aau.edu or Emily Miller at emily.miller@aau.edu.

Rice Internal Due Dates

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11/07/2016
11/08/2016
11/14/2016
11/22/2016
11/21/2016

Sponsor Due Dates

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(Not applicable)
12/16/2016

Application Instructions

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Upon submission, you should receive an automatic reply indicating that your submission was received. If you do not receive such a reply, please contact the Office of Proposal Development (OPD) or the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR).