Dean’s Society Project Grants
During the 2016-2017 academic year, the College of Health Professions Dean’s Society will fund projects in the areas of (1) Education Enhancement, (2) Research, and (3) Service-Learning. Grants may be awarded up to $5000. Grant recipients may use up to $2500 to pay students who work on the project or to relieve faculty and staff members of routine responsibilities by hiring adjunct faculty, teaching assistants, or temporary employees, etc.
To encourage interprofessional collaboration, project proposals by individuals from different departments are preferred, especially if the departments are in different UAMS colleges, other institutions, or community agencies. Dean’s Society grants may be used to extend, complement, or supplement funding from other sources.
To apply for a Dean’s Society Project Grant, download and save the application form. Follow the instructions on the application, being as specific and concise as possible. Then, email the completed application to the email address provided on the form.
The deadline for applications is July 15. Grant recipients will be selected and notified by August 1. Funded projects may be initiated immediately after notification.
- Education Enhancement – A total of $5000 is available to fund innovations in teaching and learning. Grants may be used to enhance teaching methods that will result in better learning outcomes for students, e.g., use of active learning strategies, novel uses of technology, activities that use student or community diversity as a learning resource, self-paced learning modules, participatory methods for planning instruction, etc. Grants are awarded for innovations in particular courses or teaching/learning activities, not for overall program development. Individual grants are limited to $5000. Click here to download and save an application (Word document).
- Research – A total of $5000 is available for mini-grants for research in basic, applied, or translational sciences, education methods, or clinical care. Grants may be used for a variety of projects including pilot or small scale projects, secondary data analyses, single-subject studies, qualitative studies, etc., that have potential to be expanded. Proposals may be submitted by College of Health Professions (CHP) faculty, staff, or students. Student projects must be sponsored by a CHP faculty or staff member. Individual grants are limited to $5000. Click here to download and save an application (Word document).
- Service-Learning – A total of $5000 is available for service-learning projects designed and implemented by CHP students, faculty, or staff. Student projects must be sponsored by a CHP faculty or staff member. All projects must meet the usual criteria for service-learning projects: participation by members of the community, active learning experiences, data collection and analysis, reflection, etc. In addition, projects should result in sustainable activities or products. For more information about service-learning, go to http://facdevblog.niu.edu/service-learning. Individual grants are limited to $5000. Click here to download and save an application (Word document).