Do you have ideas for improving undergraduate engineering education at Rice?
Resources are available through the E3 grants program from the Dean’s Office!
The School of Engineering is launching a new funding opportunity: Enriching Engineering Education (E3). The goal of E3 is to enrich the academic experience of undergraduate engineering students. Proposals are sought across a wide range of issues related to undergraduate engineering education, including teaching and learning in its many facets.
Project topics include, but are not limited to, ideas that:
WHO: All faculty in the School of Engineering, including teaching faculty, are eligible to apply. (Student clubs or faculty with ideas regarding student clubs should not apply.)
WHAT: Proposals should answer the questions listed on the attached “Enriching Engineering Education (E3) Application.” Please limit proposals to 4 pages.
WHEN: Proposals are due by Friday, October 28, 2016. The Dean’s Office will review the proposals and notify recipients by November 21.
HOW MUCH: Funding for a single project may be up to $20K. Small and large projects are encouraged. Grant money will be available through a D fund.
IDEA GENERATION: For those interested, two brainstorming sessions will be held Wednesday, Oct 12 11A-12N (Duncan 1003) and Thursday, Oct 13, 1:30-2:30 (OEDK).
Contact Ann Saterbak at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
VALUE: Priority will be given to proposals that have the potential to be of long-term value and scalable to touch many students.
LENGTH: Funds should be spent within 2 yrs. The faculty sponsor is expected to submit a 1-2 page report upon completion of the project. A demonstration of the project, if appropriate, is encouraged at completion.
COMMUNITY: E3 Fellows will share ideas across the school and build a library of ideas of engineering education enhancements.
The proposal should include the topics below. The narrative (4 pages) can be structured in any way that you feel best communicates your project. Submit your proposal to Ann Saterbak at email@example.com. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, October 28, 2016.
Funding may be used for any reasonable cost associated with project ideas, except one involving a supplement to the instructor’s academic year salary. Graduate and undergraduate student time may be covered; external speakers or consultants are also allowed. Also, expenses may cover purchase of materials or equipment. Avoid proposals that spend money on just a few students.
Note: These grants are intended for the enhancement of undergraduate instruction, rather than faculty research or graduate education.