Teaching and Learning Scholarship (TLS) goes by many different names, including the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), discipline-based education research (DBER), action research, pedagogical research, and teaching as research. All TLS involves the systematic assessment of teaching and learning practices in university courses.
The intent of the TLS program is to advance teaching and learning scholarship in higher education. Those seeking funding, should focus on teaching and learning at Penn State.
Grants are typically made in the range of $500–$1,500. Larger grants may be considered for scholarship with higher potential impact.
TLS Grant funds are typically used for the following expenses:
We provide TLS research support services, including IRB developmentliterature reviews, student researcher training, and data analysis.
TLS grant funds need to directly support research that involves Penn State faculty and students. Those seeking funds to test or implement a teaching innovation should consider our Teaching Transformation & Innovation Grants.
For a more detailed list of eligible and ineligible expenses, visit our Grants page.
To successfully apply for a TLS grant, you should complete the following steps:
Your TLS Grant proposal should consist of the following elements:
Equity and Inclusion – Please describe how proposed project addresses the Schreyer Institute's mission to "engage all students in inclusive and equitable learning environments." (150 words or less)
Successful proposals will:
June 3, 2022