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General Description of the Small Grant Categories
Cohort 7 (Fall 2013)
guidelines are available HERE
Goals: The small grants program has several goals. One is to support new IBL practitioners. Another goal is to support the development of IBL course materials that are field tested by experienced IBL practitioners. A third goal is to provide support for efforts at departments to learn about and disseminate IBL teaching methods.
Project Timelines: Projects to be conducted in Winter/Spring 2014, Summer 2014, and/or Fall 2014. Projects that extend into Spring 2015 are also acceptable with appropriate justification.
Category 1: Novice IBL Instructors. Either summer salary of $2500, winter break salary of $1500, or a course release (up to a cost of $5000) to prepare to teach an existing (or slightly modified) IBL course for the first time.
We strongly encourage you to work with a senior IBLer in developing your proposal and throughout the term of your project. To be matched with a mentor or mentors, please see the Mentoring page for more information.
Category 2: Experienced IBL Instructors. Funds up to $2500 for salary are available for category 2 projects, or a course release (up to a cost of $5000). Category 2 projects are generally aimed to advance IBL instruction. The types of activities supported in this category are (i) developing IBL course materials, (ii) organizing seminars on IBL, or (iii) other activities directly addressing the need to support and advance the use of IBL instruction at the college level.
Summer salary for IBL course materials development is $2500. Winter break salary is $1500. In certain instances course release can be provided. Details must be arranged by applicants with his or her institution. Funds cannot be used to purchase equipment.
"Experienced IBL Instructor” is defined as someone who has sufficient IBL experience to succeed in the proposed activities.
Note: Individuals may not be awarded more than one grant from each category.
For further mentoring information or questions about the application process, contact Stan Yoshinobu, email@example.com
Category 3: Team-Teaching Program. The AIBL Category 3 Small Grant program intends to help departments foster the use of IBL and grow the number of instructors who are able to successfully and regularly implement IBL math courses at the college level. These grants support collaboration between new and experienced IBL practitioners by funding release time to allow two instructors to teach the same IBL course. It is our belief that providing opportunities for instructors to work closely with one another over the course of an entire term is a highly effective professional development model.
Currently category 3 is a pilot program, and this program is currently by invitation only. We are not accepting unsolicited applications at this time.
Eligibility: This program directly targets college-level faculty who teach math courses, including mathematics courses for future elementary or secondary teachers. Faculty can only apply for one small grant per cohort. Secondary teachers have been funded in the past, and are encouraged to submit a letter of intent prior to submitting an application to verify feasibility. Applications from elementary teachers are not being accepted at this time.
A person may be awarded one grant from each category during his or her lifetime.
Larger projects, such as the development of a significant amount of curriculum (beyond one or two courses), and projects that have a significant math education research focus are beyond the scope of this program.
Note: Participants of an IBL Workshop with a mentoring program (e.g. the IBL Workshop preceding the RLM Conference in 2009 or 2010) do not need to apply for a separate mentor, if a participant determines that additional mentoring is unnecessary. Of course, all participants are encouraged to seek a mentor, if they would like one.