What are Travel Grants?
Travel grants are available to faculty who attend active learning professional development workshop opportunities. These grants will be set aside for faculty to take advantages of these opportunities to learn more about active learning either in a specific discipline, or a specific technique.
These range from regularly scheduled workshop opportunities such as:
- the eight annual Lilly conferences and institutes held across the country which share and model a scholarly approach to teaching and learning
- the four annual workshops on inquiry-based learning in mathematics sponsored by the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning
- the several POGIL workshops held each year to introduce and experience Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning
- the STEMwrite Institute, a multi-day a sequenced workshop in faculty in the biological sciences develop brief, high-impact writing prompts to implement in large-enrollment introductory biology courses.
To less frequent offerings that faculty may have only one chance to participate:
- the Serious Play Conference, a leadership conference for both those who create serious games/simulations and those who implement game-based learning programs
- TRansforming Instruction in Undergraduate Mathematics via Primary Historical Sources (TRIUMPHS), an opportunity to teach content based around original content sources
- The Small World Initiative symposium, a 3-day workshop showcasing the integration of antimicrobial research into a first-year biology course
How can you apply?
Applications will be available each Fall semester, with notification of awards provided quickly. Up to 25 awards of up to $2000 will be provided to successful applicants. Check back in the Fall to apply!