Requests for Funding
The Council on Science and Technology (CST) offers a call for proposals for funding to develop new courses or enhance existing courses that carry the ST (Science and Technology) designation or to support related informal learning experiences. Proposers can request up to $50,000. Additionally or alternatively to requesting funding, proposers can request an FTE at the one course level (.165) if there is a need for teaching support.
The Council fosters research, education, and intellectual exchange that deepen and broaden understanding, experience, and appreciation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The Council partners with engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, the arts, humanities, and social sciences to explore and promote the relation of STEM to culture and the course of public affairs. Aligned with its mission, CST proposed the Science and Engineering Education Initiative in 2010 that was approved by vote of the faculty. The Initiative includes the recommendation to develop new, and enhance existing, STL (Science and Technology with lab) and STN (Science and Technology no lab) courses appropriate for all undergraduates. The aim is to provide attractive and excellent choices, and to encourage students to take more than the minimum (two) required Science and Technology (ST) courses. The expectation is that these engaging new courses will teach STEM literacy and critical thinking and foster an appreciation for the importance of STEM to students’ future lives as citizens, voters and leaders. The purpose of this call is to facilitate the development of new courses, the enhancement of existing courses, and the preparation of relevant informal learning experiences to achieve the Science and Engineering Education Initiative.
Proposals – Deadline April 1, 2014
Proposals should be brief (limit two pages plus separate budget page). In addition to requesting financial (or FTE) assistance, proposers may request the support of the CST Professional Specialists who are content and pedagogy experts in STEM fields. Please contact Evelyn Laffey, Associate Director of CST , at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8-4316; she can answer questions, provide clarification and discuss ideas and opportunities. We look forward to your enthusiastic response to this call. Please submit proposals electronically to email@example.com by April 1, 2014.