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SoTL Conference Grants

Application Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2013

Call for Proposals
SoTL Conference and Research Grants

The GRU Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence (OFDTE) invites applications for grants to support: 1) travel for faculty who are presenting at teaching conferences, or 2) faculty research related to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). In accord with the mission of our Office, the goal of these grants is to advance our collegial culture of inquiry about teaching and learning by supporting the continuing professional education of faculty and encouraging the development of research on teaching and learning. 

Conference Travel Grants

Conference Grants will be awarded to faculty members who attend general or disciplinary conferences primarily focused on best practices in teaching or scholarship of teaching and learning. Although funds are limited, we hope that the grants will be adequate to cover most of the expenses associated with conference attendance. A list of upcoming conferences that may be of interest can be found at:

SoTL Research Grants

These grants are available to assist faculty who are conducting SoTL or educational research. The SoTL Research Grants may be utilized in a number of ways. For example the funds could be used to help defray the cost of equipment, photocopies, or travel to collect data. The funding may not be used to pay the faculty member or an assistant.

Criteria for Selection for Travel or Research Grants

We welcome applications from all instructors, with preference given to early career tenure-track fulltime faculty. Those who have not recently received a SoTL grant will be given priority consideration. Submissions will be reviewed by a committee composed of OFDTE advisory committee members and previous awardees. Selection will be based on the quality of the proposal, reasonableness of the budget, approval and financial commitment from the applicant’s department chair, and applicant willingness to present their work locally during spring or fall semester.


Please submit the applications to the Georgia Regents University Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence at ( by Friday, October 25, 2013.


2013 Grant Awardees

The Center for Teaching and Learning is happy to announce that nine faculty members who submitted proposals for conference grants to attend teaching conferences have received awards from the GRU Center for Teaching and Learning.

Recipient Conference Title of Presentation
Craig Douglas Albert Midwest Political Science Association Unveiling Political Theory: Engaging Students through Strauss’ Hermenuetical Pedagogy
Dalton Brannen SW Case Research Association Who is this Guy? Case Abstract
Kim Davies SoTL Commons Facilitating Faculty Engagement in Teaching with Technology
David Hunt SoTL Commons Facilitating Faculty Engagement in Teaching with Technology and Faculty Concerns with and Readiness for Teaching Online
Wes Kisting Core Matters Nothing in Common: How Fragmentation Killed Authentic Engagement
Amanda Minor Cross-Cultural Issues in Counselor Ed Sensitizing Counselors and Educators to Persons with Varying Abilities or Physical Challenges
Laura Russ SoTL Commons Ready or Not, Here it Comes! (Online Teaching)
Buffie Schmidt SoTL Commons Flipped Classroom: Disaster or Coup de Gras
Misato Yamaguchi American Education Research Association Reporting Teachers' and Students' Perceptions toward Global Citizenship

Past Awardees


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