Academic Technology Innovation Grants are designed to support faculty who are integrating innovative technology into their academic work.
The intent of the grant program is to promote innovation and experimentation with new tools and technologies, support exploration of new trends for using technology within a field of study or course delivery format, and develop new approaches to teaching, learning or scholarship using emerging technologies and tools.
Funding is awarded to projects that bring new, innovative instructional and scholarly approaches to the use of technology at the university.
Examples of possible projects include:
Prospective applicants are encouraged to develop proposals that further their own professional development in using technology while also strengthening student learning outcomes via the new technologies or new uses for existing technology. Faculty who have never received technology funds and faculty collaborating with one another are especially encouraged to consider developing a project.
By applying to the grant program, applicants agree to share the outcome of their grant projects to the Lesley University community during the academic year following their project. Project outcomes can be shared at Faculty Brownbag Events, the eLearning Institute, or other Lesley-wide events.
A detailed budget and explanation of how funds will be used is to be submitted at the time of application. Please note, grants cannot be used to purchase tools or resources considered standard within a program or that are widely available (i.e. digital cameras, headset microphones, required software for a field of study or methodology, etc.). These resources are to be purchased by schools or programs of study as appropriate.
A successful grant proposal will clearly describe:
If applicants apply for technology grant money while on Sabbatical, a carefully documented case of need in excess of the sabbatical award must be made.
All contracted core, national, and part-time faculty may apply. Adjunct faculty may apply if working in collaboration with a core faculty member. Preference will be given to those who have not received a Tech Innovation Grant in the past two years.
Please submit your complete proposal including synopsis, rationale, learning objectives/goals, detailed budget and supervisor approval. All grants should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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