The CAT is eager to support Wake Forest teacher-scholars who wish to systematically investigate the relationship between teaching and learning in their classrooms. In addition to the support we provide via interest groups, consultations, and workshops, we can also provide financial support to get new projects off the ground. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Seed Grant Fund offers up to $1,000 per academic year. The grant may be used to cover the cost of data collection and analysis, research assistants, conference presentations, or collaboration with researchers at other institutions.
Proposals should include a project description, proposed budget, and tentative timeline for completing the research. If IRB approval is required, we will also expect to see evidence of approval before funds are awarded. Successful applications will include the following in their project descriptions:
- A brief review of the relevant literature, and an explanation of how your project might extend that literature.
- A description of your methodology (research question, evidence collection and analysis, etc.)
- An explanation of how your project will advance teaching practices and, ultimately, student learning.
- A discussion of how results of the project may be shared with the larger scholarly community.
Applications are accepted throughout the year, but funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.