2014 Transformation Grant

University of Delaware faculty are encouraged to apply for a 2014 Transformation Grant to transform education with the support of innovative uses of technology. This year's grant program combines resources from the Center for Teaching and Assessment of Learning (CTAL) and Academic Technology Services (ATS) to accommodate funding requests for faculty time, graduate or undergraduate student time, software, and equipment.

Applicants are encouraged to think big, add new instructional models that are not currently available, eliminate barriers they have identified in their teaching, and help define the next generation of education and technology.

Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis for proposals that best fit the goals and criteria for transforming teaching and learning through the innovative use of technology. Successful proposals will test and assess instructional techniques and technologies that have the potential to establish new practices and resources on campus—and beyond.


I. Two-step proposal process


II. Pre-proposal submission guidelines

A successful pre-proposal will convey the strength of your idea to the review committee in summary form. It's understood that details will have to be developed for those encouraged to submit a full proposal.

For this pre-proposal stage, concisely explain your idea and emphasize its potential to be transformative. The following prompts may be helpful.

Innovation and transformation

Four themes to consider for 2014-2015

We specifically welcome proposals that address the following issues, although proposals are not constrained to these. The examples demonstrate viable projects for each issue and are not meant to limit your thinking. Although these are large areas of focus, small groups of faculty and departments can make huge impacts on them.

Faculty will receive feedback on the feasibility and quality of the idea in their pre-proposal. The review may include follow-up questions about the idea or suggestions for partners for a combined proposal.

Evaluation criteria

Pre-proposals can be submitted using the pre-proposal web form and are due on March 1, 2014.


III. Full proposal submission guidelines

Faculty who have their pre-proposal accepted will be invited to submit a full proposal. An accepted pre-proposal is a requirement before submitting a full proposal.

The following prompts may be helpful. Choose those prompts that are relevant to your project idea. Keep in mind that funding is competitive, so a successful proposal will go beyond these questions.

Problem description

Role of technology

Outcomes and impact


IV. Requirements for full proposals


V. Conditions of acceptance


If your proposal does not have a technology component, you may apply directly for a CTAL instructional grant.

Any questions? Contact us.