Scholar-in-Residence Grants and Mini-grants
PERLOC is awarding a small number of grants to faculty, post-doc, and graduate student PERTG members. These grants require a 2-page application, due April 22, 2013 and the maximum award is $2500. The Scholar-in-Residence grants are intended to help a PERTG member visit another research group for a period of internship, dialogue, collaboration, training, or the like. The mini-grants are for other projects designed to benefit the PER community. The boundary between these two types of grants can be blurry; we will review them as a single pool of applications
To apply, submit a two-page single-spaced proposal via email to Stamatis Vokos, firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals must include a description of the proposed project or visit, including times and places, accompanied by a detailed budget. If you have any questions, please contact Stamatis.
Grantees must spend their allocation and request all reimbursements within 2 years of the grant's start date, and must submit a 2-3 page final report detailing activities and outcomes within one month of the end of the grant. Note that another round of grant proposals will be accepted in Fall 2013. Grant applications will be reviewed by a PERLOC subcommittee.
The Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) program seeks to assist scholars in crossing institutional boundaries to acquire and share skills and knowledge that promote rigorous physics education research. The two goals of the program are to (i) facilitate productive research interactions among physics education researchers and (ii) support the professional development of physics education researchers. All proposals must be joint proposals between a Host Organization and a Visiting Scholar and must address how the visit will benefit the participants' own research, and to a lesser extent, the broader PER community. Appropriate demonstrations of benefit include, but are not limited to, papers and presentations, modified dissertation proposals or chapters, and outlines of future collaborative grant proposals. Proposals should describe:
- The goal of the visit for the Visiting Scholar.
- The goal of the visit for the Host Organization.
- Any commitments to be made or privileges to be offered to the Visiting Scholar by the Host Organization, such as workspace, computing resources, data access, presentation opportunities, and so on.
- Any agreements to be made by the Visiting Scholar regarding work to be completed, data or expertise to be shared, presentations to be made, etc.
- The anticipated day-to-day activities of the Visiting Scholar, including which members of the Host Organization will directly mentor or collaborate with the Visiting Scholar. Please include the email of the main mentor/collaborator at the host institution, who may be contacted for additional information.
- The logistics of the visit, including its length and budget.
Preference will be given to proposals that benefit the PER community and for which funding is unavailable through other sources. Although exceptions are possible for projects that particularly benefit the PER community, we will not generally fund the kinds of research, development, and dissemination projects typically funded by the National Science Foundation or the Department of Education. Examples of fundable projects include, but are not limited to, development of regional conferences aimed at furthering physics education research, and development of resources widely useful to the PER community. Proposals should include
- What you plan to accomplish with the project
- How the project is beneficial to the PER community
- Why PERLOC (as opposed to other potential funding sources) should fund this project
- What work will be completed toward achieving the goals
- Who will work on the project and when
- Detailed budget