Provost Announces 2013 Innovative Instruction Technology Grants
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost
State University Plaza
Albany, New York 12246
December 14, 2012
I am pleased to announce a second round of Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG). These competitive, peer-reviewed awards of up to $60,000 will be allocated to demonstrate, communicate and replicate innovations developed at campuses throughout SUNY. Budget allowing, approximately one million dollars will be available to support IITG. A detailed RFP is posted on my office’s website and I encourage you to review this document and consider submitting a proposal.
The IITG program seeks to promote understanding of how new technologies serve pedagogy. Social media sites, Internet search engines, mobile devices, e-books, video capture and learning management systems are transforming how education is collaboratively delivered. IITG grants are already playing an increasingly important role in our emerging vision for Open SUNY and other University-wide programs and initiatives.
We are making this announcement significantly earlier than the inaugural round to allow more time for project planning, but please note that awards will not be funded until next fall when campus budget officers receive IITG funds as part of regular University-wide program distributions (these grants are not connected to the Research Foundation). Recipients must follow state and campus procurement policies, and all PI’s will need to identify local administrative support and advance funds if a project requires expenditures prior to award distribution.
Multiple proposals from a campus are welcome. Each proposal will require brief project narratives for the project, budget, communication and assessment plans. Proposals that demonstrate collaboration that can be scaled are strongly encouraged.
In addition to the complete IITG RFP posting, informational webinars will be offered in January and February. Each proposal applicant will create an account in a SUNY online grant management website anticipated to be available Friday, December 21st. The application deadline is March 1, 2013 with an awards announcement target of May 1, 2013. In order to be eligible to participate, each campus must have an active SUNY FACT2 representative.
All project outcomes must be documented and openly shared in the SUNY Learning Commons to a level of detail that enables innovations to be replicated across SUNY. Additional communication will be forthcoming on the Innovative Instruction Technology Grants section of our website, as well as through normal SUNY and FACT2 listservs.
David K. Lavallee
Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost