Promoting Partnerships: STP Partnerships Small Grant Program
2012 Winners Announced
The STP Small Grants-Promoting Partnerships Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 Award Winners. They are:
- Melissa Beers (The Ohio State University), Jessica C. Hill (Utah Valley University), and Clarissa A. Thompson (University of Oklahoma): “Essential Pedagogical Skills for First Time Graduate Instructors”
- Jessie Borelli (Pomona College), Debra Mashek (Harvey Mudd College), and Dave Sbarra (University of Arizona): “Teaching Relationship Science through Cross-Institutional Collaborations”
- Lisa Dinella (Monmouth University) and Natalie Ciarocco (Monmouth University): “The Second Biennial Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology (ACToP) Conference”
- Jessica L. Hartnett (Gannon University) and John E. Edlund (Rochester Institute of Technology): “Encouraging Critical Thinking Using Electronic Discussion Boards in Statistics and Research Methods Classes”
- Rebekah Layton (University at Albany, SUNY) and Maureen Harrison (Emma Willard School): “Neural Fusion: Student Learning Facilitated by Collaborative Student Interactions”
- Micah Sadigh (Cedar Crest College), Kerrie Baker (Cedar Crest College), and Robin Musselman (Lehigh Carbon Community College): “Building a Bridge Between Psychology Programs of 4-Year and 2-Year Colleges through Pedagogy”
Call for 2013 Proposals
The Society for The Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA) is pleased to announce a program of small grants to provide support to develop partnerships across teaching institutions. The goal of the program is to promote communication and collaboration between psychology teachers from different institutions. The grant program is open to members of the Society for the Teaching Psychology who teach psychology at 4-year colleges and universities, 2-year colleges, or high schools.
Grant funds can be used to defray the costs associated with meetings involving representatives from different institutions (e.g., travel, food), as well as for other collaborative projects (e.g., research collaborations). The funded projects must be completed during the 2013 calendar year. See the policies regarding STP grant programs.
We have a total of $6000 to award. These funds will likely be divided among several outstanding proposals and so it is possible that awardees may only receive partial funding for their projects. The average funding rate since tracking began in 2012 is 36%.
Proposals should not be longer than two pages in length and should include the following sections: a) applicants’ names and contact information, b) title of project, b) objective(s) and anticipated benefits of the project, c) description of project goals and activities to meet those goals, d) methods by which you will measure efficacy of the project, and e) a budget. Please note that indirect costs will not be funded. Because of budget limitations, please indicate whether and how you would be willing to go forward with the project in the case of partial support. A list of projects that were funded over the past several years can be found here.
Proposals will be evaluated on the expected impact (e.g., number of people involved in project and affected by project outcome, whether project leads to an ongoing, self-sustaining collaboration), innovativeness, geographic reach of the proposed project, and the extent to which the project supports the mission of STP. In addition, clarity of the proposal and efficacy of the program assessment will factor into the evaluation of proposals. New applicants and projects will be given priority over those that have previously received funds from this grant program. Please indicate in the application if funds have been received from this program in the past.
Upon notification of funding, grant recipients must submit a brief abstract (no more than 200 words) describing the purpose, method, and expected outcomes of the funded project. These abstracts will be posted on the STP website. Grant recipients will also be asked to complete a final report on the outcome of the project within one year of receipt of funds. The final report will detail how funds were spent. The report should also include an assessment of the efficacy of the project by describing how well the project met its goals and budget, and whether the partnership will continue beyond the life of the grant.
Please submit proposals to Jessica Lakin at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 9, 2012. Decisions should be communicated by early January.