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Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning






CETL Faculty Fellowships

Request for Proposals

Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL) 2017-2018 Faculty Fellowships

Proposal Application DUE: April 24, 2017

In this announcement, UC Merced invites ladder-rank faculty, lecturers with security of employment (LSOEs), lecturers with the potential for security of employment (LPSOEs), and Unit 18 lecturers to submit proposals as Principal Investigators (PIs) for projects that will have an observable impact on UC Merced undergraduate student success / student learning. These fellowships will run from June 2017 to May 2018.

Funding Opportunities in CETL Faculty Fellowships RFP

Proposals selected for funding may include, but are not limited to: a) pedagogical enhancements to existing courses; b) developing a new course; c) revising an existing course; d) creating a program that will sustainably impact undergraduate student learning; e) assessing and/or revising an existing program.

A preliminary project summary (less than five pages), project timeline (beginning in Summer 2017), and elementary budget will be submitted with the initial proposal. As part of the approval process, a detailed budget will be required. Funding amounts for CETL faculty fellowships will vary based on several factors, including whether the course is an entirely new development or the conversion of an existing course, the complexity of the proposed project, and/or the amount of CETL expertise needed in the proposed fellowship. For this CETL faculty fellowship RFP, the maximum award is $15K. If a proposal is selected for funding, proposal timelines, outcomes and budgets will be refined in consultation with AVP Zimmerman.

Applicant Eligibility

Proposals can be submitted by the following UC Merced academic appointees as the Principal Investigator (PI): UC Merced ladder-rank faculty members, LSOEs and LPSOEs, Unit 18 continuing lecturers, and should include all collaborating Co-PIs. PIs may submit as an individual or a team, a department chair, or a department’s undergraduate curriculum chair. Proposals representing a collaboration among PIs and departments and intended to serve students in multiple departments are strongly encouraged and will be given special consideration. Proposals that include funds used for course releases will only be approved if they include letters of support from the appropriate unit leadership.

Important Dates and Deadlines

The timeline below shows the important dates for the CETL Faculty Fellowships RFP.

Submission Window Opens: Monday, April 10, 2017

Submission Window Closes: Friday, April 28, 2017, 6:00 pm, Pacific Time

Initial Review Window: May 1 - May 4, 2017

Notification of Awards: Friday, May 5, 2017

For proposals awarded during this RPF, work with the CETL will begin during summer 2017.

Submission Process

Proposals for this RFP must be submitted through the following link: Submission Form

Proposal Review Process

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning. The CETL staff will make recommendations to the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning for awards.

More Information

Eligible UC Merced campus members interested in learning more about CETL Faculty Fellowships or sharing initial proposal ideas are encouraged to discuss their proposals with the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL). Please direct any specific questions about the CETL Faculty Fellowships program to Dr. James Zimmerman, Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning ( ).