Distance Learning Research and Development Grant - Research & Grants at the University of Central Oklahoma

Distance Learning Research and Development Grant (Up to $10,000)

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Application Due Date: February 18, 2015
Anticipated Date of Notification: May 8, 2015
Funding Period: August 1, 2015 - June 15, 2016
Spending Period: August 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016
Eligibility: Full time Tenure track faculty only. Full time instructors can serve as co-PI.
Eligible for Reassignment Time: Yes (up to 4 hours, cost will be deducted from the award budget)
Eligible for Research Assistants: Yes (up to one FTE, cost not deducted from the award budget) 
Review Process: All proposals will be reviewed by external reviewers. To view the evaluation form, click here.
Award Information: 3 to 4 awards expected.  The number and size of awards will depend on the quality of the proposals (evaluated via peer review process by external reviewers who have expertise in the discipline) and the availability of funds.

Priorities:

The Distance Learning Research and Development Grant is a collaborative effort between the Center for eLearning and Continuing Education (CeCE) and the Office of Research & Grants (OR&G).  The grant program is intended to support activities that contribute timely, practical, and evidence-based distance learning innovations in support of the mission, vision, and goals of the University of Central Oklahoma. This grant supports distance learning research and development activities in the following areas of focus:

Goals:

Research and development initiatives conducted through the distance learning research and development grant should focus on creating new knowledge and enabling educators and instructional designers to use and benefit from distance learning innovations. This includes, but is not limited to, sensitivity to skill-level, cost, criticality to the learning environment, and general practicality and use in teaching, learning, and instructional design.

 Objectives:

Collaborative groups who have received a grant through the OR&G for 3 consecutive years and have not applied for external funding (private, state, or federal) are ineligible to apply for a 4th year.

Research assistants receive full-time, ¾-time, ½-time and ¼-time assistantships or work 20 hours, 15 hours, 10 hours or 5 hours per week, respectively. Assistants are only allowed to work on campus a maximum of 20 hours per week in assistantship positions (RA and/or TA).  Faculty are encouraged to split their RA awards into ½-time or ¼-time RAs to increase the number of students engaged in the research project.

The purpose of awarding reassignment time is to provide faculty with time for research above and beyond that available given a normal teaching load.  Consequently, applicants cannot be paid overload salary while holding a Distance Learning Research and Development Grant award.

Please note:  A one-page progress report is required to be submitted by faculty at the end of the fall and spring semesters during the academic year in which funding is received through the Distance Learning Research and Development Grant Program.

Support for the Distance Learning Research and Development Grant is a collaborative effort between the Center for eLearning and Continuing Education (CeCE) and the Office of Research & Grants (OR&G) at the University of Central Oklahoma.

If your project requires an IRB approval, an IRB application does not need to be completed at the time of your on-campus grant application but the IRB approval must be obtained before your research project begins.  For more information on the IRB application process, visit the website: http://www.uco.edu/academic-affairs/research-compliance/index.asp



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