The TBLC supports and encourages research and scholarship in TBL. To help its members participate in opportunities that provide educational scholarship, the TBLC will provide funding to initiate new educational research or evaluation proposals in 2020-2021. Project budgets of $2,000-$5,000 may be requested, with single institution projects to be awarded at the low end, and collaborative multi-institution projects at the high end. The TBLC seeks to promote collaborative projects across institutions, and seeks to stimulate the development of a community of educational scholars. Project proposals must be consistent with published criteria for educational scholarship and provide additional opportunities for others to build upon this work.
Applicants who are current TBLC members, or from a TBLC member institution are eligible to submit a proposal. Applicants may submit only one proposal. Applicants or supporting institutions must have been a TBLC member for at least the past 2 years prior to the time of application. Proposals with multiple investigators will be accepted; however, at least one investigator must meet the TBLC membership requirement. Previously successful applicants are not eligible to apply.
Announcement of Awards: At the Annual TBLC Meeting
Upon completion of the project the Principal Investigator or nominee is required to present the project results at an annual meeting of the TBLC within 2 years of successful grant announcement.
All publications, presentations and/or products resulting from this project must acknowledge the TBLC as a sponsor of the work.
- Administrative, technical, or statistical support to carry out project
- Research supplies and expenses (e.g., survey instruments, duplication, mailings)
- Communication between participants (e.g., web/phone conference)
- Travel required to conduct the study
- Faculty salaries and benefits
- Travel to attend the TBLC or other meeting to present project results
- Indirect costs (Facilities & Administration including all institutional overheads)
All inquiries and communications should be addressed to the TBLC Research and Scholarship Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TBL Research Grants ~ Submission Instructions
Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document by the deadline date to our online submission system.
Cover page must include:
- Name of applicant(s) and affiliated TBLC school(s)
- Project title
- Contact information for project leader (mailing address, telephone, fax, e-mail)
- Institutional grant/development officer to whom payment will be made (name, title, address, phone, fax and e-mail).
Proposal must be typed with 12 point font, 1 inch (2.5 cm) margins, and should not exceed 5 single spaced typed pages including all text, tables, and figures. Include the following subheadings:
- Statement of the Problem/Background
- Review of Pertinent Literature
- Methods (e.g. Design, Setting, Sample, Instruments, Data Analysis, Ethics, etc.)
- Anticipated Outcomes (e.g., educational impact, learning outcomes)
- Plan for Dissemination of Project Outcomes (regionally, nationally, and/or internationally). This should include a statement of your intent to present your work at the annual TBLC meeting within 2 years of the award start date.
- Project Timeline (not to exceed 12 months, start date due by August 1)
- Budget, including itemized costs
- Budget justification
Additional information (not included in the 5 page limit):
- Biographical sketches of key personnel* (required, max. 2 pages each). Please include relevant education, training & experience, skills and/or list durable educational materials/publications that demonstrate knowledge/skill relevant to the proposed study; list any other education grant support.
- References/Literature Cited (required, max 1 page).
- Optional letters of support from any key participants* or institutional support personnel, stating their commitment to the project.
* Note: Key personnel will be the investigators actually carrying out the research; participants would include other folks (“stakeholders”) who might have a say, but are not the named investigators.
If the proposed research will involve human subjects, a letter of approval from the host Institutional Review Board or Human Research Ethics Committee stating that the project is approved or that approval was not necessary will be required prior to funding of an approved proposal.
PROGRESS AND FINAL REPORTS
The project should commence no later than August 1, of the year the award is made, or upon receipt of institutional ethics approval (whichever is later), and completion is expected within 12 months. The project director will be required to submit two progress reports. A written interim report will be due 6 months after the project start date, indicating progress to date, obstacles and solutions, preliminary results, etc. A final written report will be due within 60 days of project completion, including a summary of findings and dissemination activities, copies of materials developed, and final budget report. Extensions beyond the 12 month limit must be approved by the TBLC.
All inquiries and communications should be addressed to:
TBLC Admin Team (email@example.com)
Please indicate in subject line: TBLC Research Grant