Innovation in Learning (IL) Grants support the evaluation and implementation of new approaches to teaching and learning using technology. These small seed grants, typically $1,000–3,000, are awarded to individuals or teams working on pedagogical and curricular projects that push the boundaries of technology-enhanced learning and have the potential to scale. Proposals designed to discover the interesting and experimental edges of innovation and those that inform interdisciplinary approaches in evolving learning environments are highly encouraged. Innovation in Learning Grants are intended to advance the integration of new technologies in teaching and learning without limiting or prescribing the exploration of either the technologies or the curricular and pedagogical approaches that a viable project proposal ventures to explore, implement, and evaluate.
All faculty members at Virginia Tech are eligible for Innovation in Learning Grants and are invited to submit a proposal, either as a sole PI or as PI of a project team. Where appropriate, faculty members are encouraged to consider including graduate students as team members. This year’s grant funding will be allocated on a rolling basis, with all funds to be awarded to recipients by June 30, 2020.
Interested? Submit your idea! A member of the TLOS Innovation and Outreach Group will contact you to discuss your proposal.