Fund for Innovative Teaching (FIT) Grants
Proposals are no longer being accepted for 2017-18 FIT grants.
The Fund for Innovative Teaching supports innovative undergraduate and/or graduate, and postgraduate teaching at Emory. Grants range from $500-$3000. FIT Grants are open to all full time faculty (both tenure and non-tenure track) and are available for both individual faculty members and faculty working as teams. Priority will be given to those whose proposals promise long-term educational effects within the Emory community.
Only one proposal per project will be considered. Applicants must have their own Smartkey account or be connected to a department that has a Smartkey account.
Funds will support a variety of new approaches:
- courses that support recent discoveries in research and take that research into the classroom;
- new interdisciplinary courses that move across departments or across schools;
- courses that use creative pedagogical approaches (some examples: developing a student exhibit using materials in special collections, development of virtual “rounds” in a hospital, or flipping a classroom).
Applicants will be asked to supply a 2-3 page proposal (not including the syllabus) that includes
- the proposed innovation
- course outline or proposed syllabus
- schedule for intergration of the proposed project in the classroom setting.
Grant proposals will be judged on the basis of three criteria:
- the suitability of the project for the areas described above;
- the clarity of educational purpose;
- the proposed budget being reasonable and sufficient to accomplish the aims of the study.
Grantees will be required to
- Attend two meetings in the academic year of the grant to share information on projects with other recipients. The first meeting will be held on Friday, September 16th 1-2:30pm in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library.
- Provide a report that includes
- A Final syllabus
- Student evaluations that include students’ opinions of the new approach and how it affected their learning◦
- Plans for the future of this topic
- Only 75% of total approved funding amount will be disbursed upon selection and receipt of your departmental Smartkey. The remaining 25% will be sent upon submission of the project summary report at the end of the semester.
- The funds may be used on a reimbursement basis. (However gift cards of any kind are not allowed)
- Funds may be used for direct and incremental expenses only.
- The funds may not be used to offset salary.
- Money will not be transferred until the beginning of the new fiscal year (early September 2016).
- FIT grants are contingent on CFDE budget approval from the Provost’s office and are not guaranteed.