History of HILT Grants
The first phase (2011-2013) of the HILT Grants Program was designed to catalyze innovative activities and promote effective learning and teaching across the University. In phase two (2014-2016), HILT bifurcated the Grants Program into semesterly Spark Grants—awards of $5K-$15K designed to help “spark” promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality and position innovations for future success—and Cultivation Grants of up to $200K, designed to extend promising educational innovations into new intellectual and institutional contexts, and to rigorously investigate the potential of their wide-scale adoption across the University.
In phase three (2017-present), based on the successes, challenges, and feedback from previous grant award recipients, the HILT Grants Program continues to offer Spark Grants as well as two new grant initiatives:Targeted Support and Student Pilot Funds.
Between 2011 and 2018, HILT has had 738 applications for funding with a 14% application success rate; to date, we have funded 109 projects.
|$5,642,400||AWARDED TO SCHOOLS to fund long-term initiatives, led by deans’ offices, with outcomes to be shared across the schools|
|$3,250,678||AWARDED TO INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS to spark promising teaching and learning projects from idea to reality|
|738||TOTAL APPLICATIONS to the HILT Grants Program|
|109||TOTAL PROJECTS awarded HILT funding|
|1,363||UNIQUE APPLICANTS applied to the HILT Grants program; applicant pool each round on average 75% new grant applicants and 50% new to the HILT network|
HILT also supports longer-term, school-based Decanal Priorities.
2018 Spark and Targeted Support Grant Recipients:
Spark Grant Recipients (2018):
- Helping students and faculty to optimize preparation for the flipped classroom: using efficiency metrics
- The Video Essay as a Learning Tool in Field Based Courses and Design Courses
- Development of Student-run Podcasts as an Innovative Learning and Communication Tool
- Teaching Decision-Making through Experiential Learning and Personalized Practice Across Disciplines
- Whiteness: An Ethnographic Question
Targeted Support Grant Recipients (2018):
- Teachly: A research project
- Making “Inclass” into a campus-wide educational technology app store
- Hedera: A personalized vocabulary database and readability gauge
Browse past grants
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