SITL Grant Programs and Awards

Conference Grants

The Spectrum Institute for Teaching and Learning (SITL) is providing mini-grants of $1,000 to Spectrum of Teaching Styles advocates who are presenting at an International level conference where submitted presentation abstracts are peer reviewed. The presentation must be specific to the Spectrum of Teaching Styles, and can be practical or research-based. These mini-grants are available to help defer the costs associated with presenting at an International conference (i.e., conference registration, travel, accommodations, etc.). The purpose of this mini-grant program is to promote and enhance scholarship specific to the Spectrum of Teaching Styles. The awarding of the mini-grants will occur through a competitive process. Applications are open to master and doctoral degree students, university faculty, teachers, and coaches. Applicants are limited to receiving one SITL mini-grant per calendar year.

Application Process

To apply, complete the Application Packet as per the instructions provided.  If your Application Packet reviews favorably (i.e., accepted by the SITL review committee), you must forward a copy of the conference organizing committee’s official letter of acceptance before the date of the presentation.

The financial award associated with each successful mini-grant application will be made payable to the principal presenter’s university/institution/school.  Because of this, recipients will have to include proof that their university/institution/school is a non-profit organization.  For U.S. based institutions, that is the EIN (Employer Identification Number).  For institutions based outside of the U.S., we will require documentation with the institution’s letter stating that it is a non-profit institution.

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Application Deadline

We are inviting Application Packets for International presentations that will take place between January 1 and June 30, 2023.  These Application Packets are due on or before January 30, 2023, or until all earmarked funds are awarded.  A new call for presentations that will take place between July 1 and December 31 will be made in April, 2023.  

Requirements of Grant Awardees

Please note the following requests from all SITL mini-grant award recipients:

•Award recipients must send a copy of the official letter of acceptance (abstract accepted for presentation) from the international conference organizing committee once received.  Your award will be contingent upon the SITL receiving this information.

•Award recipients must include in their presentation the following statement (acknowledgement): 

          “This presentation was supported by funds received from the Spectrum Institute for Teaching and Learning.”

•Award recipients must forward a headshot (picture) for posting on the SITL Website and social media pages.

•Award recipients must also include proof that their university/institution/school is a non-profit organization.  For U.S. based institutions, that is the EIN (Employer Identification Number).  For institutions based outside of the U.S., we will require documentation with the institution’s letterhead stating that it is a non-profit institution.

 

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Research Grant Program

The Spectrum Institute for Teaching and Learning (SITL) funds eight research grants annually specific to research conducted around the Spectrum of Teaching Styles. Each recipient of a SITL research grant will receive a financial award to conduct a proposed research study. The purpose of these research grants is to promote and enhance scholarship in relation to the theoretical constructs of the Spectrum of Teaching Styles. Studies may be conducted in any school subject-matter area (e.g., physical education, elementary classroom, secondary mathematics, etc.). The selection of the grant recipients is a competitive process. All application materials must be completed in English.

Application Process

Complete the Application Packet as per the instructions provided in the Application Packet.  

Download Application Form

Application Deadline

March 30, 2023

Requirements of Grant Awardees

•The financial award associated with each successful grant applicant will be made payable to the principal researcher’s university/institution.  All such universities/institutions must have an established Institutional Review Board (IRB) and a Grants/Contracts Office or other office accountable for financial tracking and reporting.

•Award recipients must include proof that their university/institution/school is a non-profit organization.  For U.S. based institutions, that is the EIN (Employer Identification Number).  For institutions based outside of the U.S., we will require documentation with the institution’s letterhead stating that it is a non-profit institution.

•IRB approval and informed consent for human subjects/participants documentation must be submitted to the SITL for grant awardees prior to release of funds from the SITL.

•A final written report that includes a revised version of the original abstract, a summary of findings, and the final budget must be submitted by December 30, 2023.  In addition, a short audio-video presentation (3-4 minutes) of the study must be submitted by December 30, 2023.  The final written report will be posted on the SITL Facebook page and website to promote the Spectrum Research Grant Program and its recipients.  The recipient of the 3-year $15,000 doctoral award will submit a written report at the end of each year (2023, 2024, and 2025).

•All unexpended funds must be returned to the SITL in full within 60 days of submission of the final written report.

•All written documents including publications and presentation materials, and print and electronic communications that result from the successful funding of this research study must include the following statement (acknowledgement) or a similar statement: “This work was supported by funds received from the Spectrum Institute of Teaching and Learning, Spectrum Research Grant Program.”

 

Indirect Costs

Please note that this grant program does not allow the use of budgeted funds for indirect costs for project support.

 

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