Call for Proposals: Instructional Technology Grants
SAS invites instructors to submit proposals for regular Instructional Technology grants for the first half of the 2010-2011 academic year. The School of Arts & Sciences offers these grants to enhance undergraduate education through effective use of technology. Proposals are due by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 22, 2010, and awards will be announced in early April.
SAS Instructional Technology grants are available to facilitate activities which require special support. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:
- learning how to use Blackboard more effectively
- getting help developing new activities for your students
- using videoconferencing to bring guest experts into the classroom
- digitizing teaching materials
- acquiring special hardware or software for your students to use (But please note that major equipment purchases for computer labs are not funded through these grants. However, modest purchases of peripheral devices or specialized software for labs are eligible.)
Examples of past grants are available.
If you’re not sure if you should apply for a grant, please contact us at and tell us what’s on your mind. We will be happy to discuss any problems or opportunities you would like to address in your teaching.
If you are ready to apply for a grant, it’s easy to do. Quick grants are available at any time; we’re accepting proposals for regular grants through 5pm on Monday, March 22, 2010. For details and application forms, please visit our page for internal grants.
SAS Computing and other groups at Penn offer a variety of services to help you use technology in your teaching. These services can help you to more actively engage your students in their learning, to bring your research interests into the undergraduate classroom, or even just handle routine activities more efficiently. We encourage you to visit http://www.sas.upenn.edu/computing/instructional for more information about technology support services.