Sponsor Deadline
Posted: 12/6/2023

Emerging Pedagogies Seed Grants and Faculty Fellows

The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Digital Education is pleased to announce a call for proposals that will support Duke faculty engaging in applied research and knowledge building around emerging pedagogies with seed grants and professional learning communities led by Faculty Fellows up to $10,000 each. This program is in support of the Duke 2030 goals and ambitions to enhance teaching and learning at Duke.

This program is for faculty at Duke who are reimagining how, where, when, and with whom learning happens, exploring what 21st century Duke learning experiences can look like and need to be, and want to develop their knowledge or create scholarship about emerging pedagogies. We want to expand the scope of who are considered “Duke learners” to include those beyond traditional undergraduate and graduate students, and ensure all Duke-provided learning experiences in any modality are well-designed, learner-centered, and apply evidence-based innovative pedagogies.

Emerging Pedagogies Seed Grant applicants may request up to $10,000 for an applied research, scholarship of teaching and learning, and/or prototype project focused on an issue relevant to emerging pedagogies. In addition to seed funding, the Office of the Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Digital Education will provide research consultation and IRB process assistance.

Up to four Emerging Pedagogies Faculty Fellows will be awarded to Duke or Duke Health regular rank faculty through a competitive application process. Each Fellow will assemble and lead a small (3 – 8 member) professional learning community interested in deepening its understanding and practice of an issue relevant to emerging pedagogies priorities. 

Deadline: Jan. 22, 2024

Areas of Interest

Some priorities for emerging pedagogy exploration include, but are not limited to:

  • Incorporating high-impact pedagogies such as pedagogies of care, equitable teaching practices, experiential and collaborative learning, and immersive pedagogies (AR/VR/XR).
  • Reexamining the nature and purposes of effective assessment such as generative AI in teaching, competency-based learning, alternative assessment, and other innovative assessment strategies driven by learner-centered course design.
  • Expanding the definition of learners and the modalities of the learning experience such as via early STEM education, alumni and professional education, learning in aging, and learning at scale. 
Eligibility Requirements

Project lead: The Project Lead must be a regular rank Duke or Duke Health faculty member, from any discipline in any school or university institute, initiative and center (UIC). A faculty member may serve as Project Lead for one proposal.

Co‐Project Lead (Co-Lead): Seed Grant applicants may, but do not have to, include a Co-Lead on their applications. Co-Leads may be any rank faculty or staff and may be listed as Co‐Lead on a maximum of two proposals. There should be no more than one Co‐Lead on any grant proposal.

Amount Description

Project funding will typically range from $2,000 to $10,000 annually.