The ISU CVM is pleased to announce the 2024-2025 Excellence in Education (EE) grants program. This program supports initiatives designed to improve the effectiveness and/or efficiency of teaching/learning, the quality of the student experience, and/or the quality of educational scholarship (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) produced at the ISU CVM.
Preference will be given to projects that affect a large number of students in the professional program and achieve one or more of the following:
- Improve effectiveness and/or efficiency of the educational program. (e.g. Achieve similar or greater learning results in less time and/or with fewer resources.)
- Improve the student experience. Without compromising learning outcomes, reduce student stress and anxiety or improve student satisfaction.
- Improve the efficiency and/or validity of student assessment.
Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024.
Decisions will be announced by April 15, 2024.
Amount: $60,000.00 has been allocated for this program, with the expectation of funding multiple grants ranging from $2,000.00 - $20,000.00, depending on the nature and scope of the proposed project.
(Note: proposal submission is not complete until a signed electronic copy is submitted to Xiaoshuang Wei, firstname.lastname@example.org.)
- The PI must be a faculty member or a member of the college staff with a central role in teaching/learning with a regular appointment at the College Veterinary of Medicine. However, faculty members in other colleges, graduate students, post-docs, or other instructional personnel are permitted and encouraged to serve as a Co-PI or collaborator.
- Although an individual may be an investigator on up to three proposals to this program, an individual can serve as PI on only one. Thus, the same individual may be a PI on one and a co-investigator on two proposals or a co-investigator on three and a PI on none.
- More than one new proposal can be submitted.
- A PI who has a current Excellence in Education Grants funded project is not eligible.
- Project length can be 1 to 2 years.
The Excellence in Education grant proposals will be reviewed by an Advisory Committee appointed by the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs.
A. Title Page
- Proposal Type: New
- Funds requested for the Project
- Funds requested for the first year
- Funds requested for the second year (if applicable)
- Duration of the project (maximum of two years)
- Signatures of all investigators and respective Department Chair(s) (include date of signature)
B. Project Summary (200-300 word lay language summary of the project)
- Statement of the educational objective and/or problem
- Proposed solution
- Assessment and/or research plan and expected results
C. Body of Proposal (maximum of 3 pages - single-spaced)
- Statement of the educational problem and review of relevant literature
- Strategy for addressing the objectives
- Plan for assessing the extent to which the objectives are achieved, and translating results into scholarship.
- Project plan
- Previous work of investigator(s) related to this proposal (if applicable)
D. References — maximum of one page — single-spaced
E. Biographical Sketch — one for each investigator — maximum of one page
- Research & Professional experience: up to most significant/recent publications
F. Current and Pending Support (research related to education) for each investigator
- Project title
- Amount requested/awarded
G. Single-Column Budget (no indirect costs)
- Maximum of one page
- Include budget justification on a separate page
A Progress Report (for Continuation Projects) or Final Report (at the end of the project) are to be submitted each year electronically to Xiaoshuang Wei (email@example.com).