Pedagogical/Andragogical Grant (up to $5,000)
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Application Due Date: February 6, 2013
Notification of Award: May 10, 2013
Funding Period: August 1, 2013-June 15, 2014
Spending Period: August 1, 2013-April 30, 2014
Eligible for Reassignment Time: Yes (up to 4 hours, cost 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.


Pedagogical/Andragogical grants are intended to encourage UCO faculty to develop and implement novel educational innovations to improve classroom teaching and learning for all UCO students. This grant program supports transformative learning by encouraging a continuum of research, creative, and scholarly activities in all disciplines. 


The goal of Pedagogical/Andragogical Grant is to provide faculty assistance in the acquisition of materials, resources, or development of skills to bring innovation or new methodologies to the teaching and learning environment. These grants are also intended to prepare UCO faculty to identify external funding opportunities which would expand their pedagogical/andragogical research interests at UCO.   


Proposed activities must have 1) intellectual merit and 2) broader impact.   

Projects typically:

  • advance discovery and understanding in the discipline;
  • engage students as research collaborators;
  • disseminate results of the project, not only on the UCO campus but to society at large (e.g., publications, presentations, etc).

Faculty who have received a Pedagogical/Andragogical Grant 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 ¾-time, ½-time and ¼-time assistantships or work 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 pedagogical/ andragogical grant award.

 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.   

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