The Library Ed Tech Development Fund is managed by the College of Arts and Sciences Library and Educational Technology Committee and is intended to support exploration and innovation within CAS in the following areas:
Specific types of activities that may be funded:
The fund will not support:
Examples of successful projects have included:
The staff of Educational Technology and Watzek Library are available to assist you with the preparation of the proposal. Applicants requesting an amount over $2,500 should consult with the chair of the Library and Educational Technology Committee before submitting an application.
All proposals must be approved by the applicant's department chair. Some requests may require matching funds due to high initial cost.
The Library and Educational Technology Committee typically issues a call for proposals early in the spring semester. Review of applications and notifications of awards occur before the end of the spring semester. If funds remain after this initial review, the committee may accept applications on a rolling basis or make another call for proposals.
Recipients will be expected to fill out a brief form detailing the outcomes of their funding by the following September. They will also be asked to participate in the Faculty Technology Showcase held each year to demonstrate and discuss the outcomes of their project.
This program began in May 2016, and the Library Educational Technology Committee will review and adjust the program each year. Please send feedback about the program to the committee chair.
The application for funding projects that occur between June 2023 and May 2024 (FY24) is currently open. Applications are due at the end of the day Monday, April 10, 2023.