Funding Opportunities

Office of Teacher Education and Outreach

The Office of Teacher Education and Outreach is pleased to announce the 2017-18 Community Engagement Mini-Awards. These awards will support work that represents a commitment to reciprocal relationships that mutually benefit the community and university. Awards are intended to support partnership efforts with community agencies or organizations. Given the unique history of Wilmington, the University’s role in local and regional communities is important. Within the Watson College, our commitment to improving schools and society also extends nationally and internationally so proposals will also be accepted for national or international work. Examples of activities that may be funded in a proposed project include stipends paid to facilitators for workshops hosted by a community organization, pre-paid museum entry fees for a class or student group, and travel (including international). The office can support up to six awards to instructional faculty up to $2,000. Instructional faculty must collaborate with a community agency. Please review the RFP prior to submitting a proposal. Proposals are due by October 20, 2017 and should be submitted to Nicole Geczi at geczin@uncw.edu.

Education Lab

The Ed Lab is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 Betty Holden Stike Education Laboratory Faculty-Student Research Awards for scholarly research. These awards will fund research in which WCE faculty members and students design, conduct and disseminate scholarly inquiry based on work in the Education Laboratory. The intent is to enable colleagues to make meaningful progress on research that will eventually become a significant publication, presentation, grant proposal or other scholarly artifact.  Likewise, it is expected that applications will include a faculty/student team and will conduct research primarily utilizing the Ed Lab location, participants and/or program as subject matter for study. Specifically, a student or students must be part of the research team (e.g. conducting data collection/analysis, writing results and/or presenting in scholarly venues). Examples of activities that may be funded in a proposed project include faculty supplemental pay, student-researcher award(s), purchase of materials or equipment related to research, travel related to research, etc. The Education Lab will fund up to two research awards each academic year. Faculty can request any amount, up to the maximum award of $1,500. Please review the RFP prior to submitting a proposal. Proposals are due by October 20, 2017 and should be submitted to Brian Brinkley at brinkleyb@uncw.edu.

PDS Office

The Professional Development System Office in the Watson College of Education is pleased to announce the Spring 2018 Partnership in Action Mini-Awards. These awards will offer research funding to WCE full-time faculty for new or existing research projects conducted in partnership with one or more teachers, schools, or districts within our PDS partnership. The intent is to enable WCE and school-based colleagues to make meaningful progress on research that results in mutually beneficial outcomes for all partners. In addition, awards aim to support PDS research that will become a significant publication, presentation, grant proposal or other scholarly artifact. Accordingly, preference will be given to those faculty and staff who are eligible to seek tenure, promotion, and/or continuation in their current professional roles. Examples of activities that may be funded in a proposed project include faculty supplemental pay, stipends for participating PDS partners, and travel related to research (directly related to this PDS project). The PDS Office currently has funding to grant three mini-awards. Faculty can request a maximum of $2,500 from these funds by providing information regarding your research funding needs that is not or will not be covered by other sources external to your department. Plesae review the RFP prior to submitting a proposal. Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on January 31, 2018 and should be submitted to Somer Lewis at lewiss@uncw.edu