Chancellor's Faculty Award

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15th, 2017

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To see a list of past and current fellows and view their proposals, visit the Chancellor's Scholars page.

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The Center for STEM Learning awards grants to support faculty engagement in STEM education research and reform projects. Funding can support course release, summer salary, or research costs associated with such projects. Applicants may request support for STEM education projects in the early stages, for the coordination of existing projects, and to seed efforts that can continue beyond the funding period. Grants of up to $10,000 are awarded for a period of up to one year.
 

 

1. WHAT IS A CFA?

  • The Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in STEM Education were established in 2009 to support graduate student engagement in innovative research on student learning and implementation of research-based STEM education programs and initiatives.
  • CFA's are to support faculty/staff engagement in STEM education research and reform projects. Funding will support course release, summer salary, or (in special circumstances) research costs associated with such projects. Applicants may request support for STEM education projects in early stages, for the coordination of existing projects, and to seed efforts that can continue beyond the funding period. Up to $10,000 will be awarded for a period of up to one year.

 

2. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A CFA?

  • Staff members and teaching and research faculty are welcome to apply.
  • Graduate students or those seeking funding for graduate students should apply for a Chancellor's Graduate Award Program.

 

3. HOW ARE CFA PROPOSALS EVALUATED?

  • We attempt to select projects that
    1. Align with our mission and vision
    2. Will serve the greatest need
    3. Represent distinct schools and departments
    4. Are grounded in relevant background research/theoretical frameworks
    5. Demonstrate a clear plan for evaluation and assessment

 

4. WHAT DOES A SUCCESSFUL PROPOSAL LOOK LIKE?

 

5. HOW ARE CFA's ADMINISTERED?

  • Upon receiving an award, you will be given access to the CSL Chanellor's Award speedtype to use for your CFA expenses. Your usual departmental/program administrators should handle all purchasing and HR administration. The CSL program manager will monitor your spending, alert you of any issues, and give you periodic updates about the status of your funds.

 

6. WHAT ABOUT BENEFITS AND OVERHEAD?

  • You may spend the awarded dollar amount (up to $10,000) on budgeted project expenses. We will cover any benefits or overhead charges incurred.

 

7. WHAT IS EXPECTED OF CHANCELLOR'S SHOLARS?

  • Attend and be recognized at the annual Symposium on STEM Education
  • While still in the early stages, give a brief introduction (~15 minutes) to your project at DBER
  • Actively engage in the CU-Boulder STEM education community by attending weekly DBER seminars
  • At the conclusion of your project, present your work to the STEM education community by giving a DBER seminar, or giving a talk that the STEM education community is invited to attend
  • At the end of the funding period, submit a one-to-three page report detailing the outcomes of the project

 

8. HOW CAN I SPEND MY CHANCELLOR'S AWARD FUNDS?

  • Allowable:
    Faculty Salary
    Post-doc Salary
    Undergrad Salary
  • Consult before Spending:
    Materials & Supplies
    Books
    Computers
    Travel
  • Not Allowable:
    Food
    Administrative Salary
    Graduate Student Salary (please apply for a grad award)
    *NOTE: You may notice that grad funding has been included in the budgets of previously funded projects. This limitation is new. It is not a mistake.

 

9. WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

  • For logistical questions, please contact us by email (csl@colorado.edu)
  • Do you need help transforming your ideas into a well-formulated, fundable project? Mentoring is available. Please contact csl@colorado.edu.