The UC Consortium for Language Learning & Teaching Grants Program
Call for Proposals, 2006
Under the direction of Professor Robert Blake (UC Davis), the UC Consortium for Language Learning & Teaching is a system-wide initiative designed to make the most effective use of UC's vast linguistic resources and expertise at a time when foreign language enrollments are increasing dramatically. The Consortium fosters collaboration among and across the language programs at the UC campuses with an eye to increasing student access to language study through a combination of the best classroom practices, technological enhancements, and EAP programs.
The Consortium seeks proposals offering innovative approaches and multi-campus collaborations that combine second language acquisition research and practice and maximize the benefits to students and to programs system-wide. Accordingly, proposals must demonstrate the potential to impact the teaching and learning of language across the UC system. The Consortium will also support projects committed to outreach (K-12, state/community college systems).
The Consortium grants program will fund proposals (a limited number) up to a maximum of $20,000.
You will need to register (registration) before being able to submit.
Deadline for Receipt of Submissions February 17, 2006
Notification of Award Mid-March 2006
Tenure of Grant July 1, 2006-June 30, 2007
UC Senate and non-Senate faculty from all UC language departments are eligible to receive funding from the Consortium. The principal investigator must have an active, central role in the project. Graduate Assistants may not be the principal investigator.
Applicants seeking renewal for projects previously funded by the Consortium must submit a progress report as part of the new application.
The Consortium will fund expenditures for human and technical resources:
- course release time for faculty
- summer stipends
- GSRship assistance to the projects
- development of curricular materials
- collaborative/planning meetings with UC partners
Grants from the Consortium will not fund:
- non course release time (except summer stipends)
- equipment or supplies
- conference hosting or attendance
- guest lecturers
- travel other than for collaborative/planning meetings with UC partners
Guidelines for Submission
All submissions will be made online and must be submitted by the deadline of February 17, 2006. No extensions will be granted
The completed application for a Consortium Collaborative Grant must include:
- Completed cover form.
- Line-item budget with completed budget narrative.
- Curriculum vitae for each project participant.
- Contact information (telephone and email) for each project participant.
- Letter of support from the department chair.
No extensions will be granted
Preparation of Proposals
Applicants are encouraged to discuss their project ideas with the members of the Consortium’s steering committee on their campus.
Questions concerning the Consortium Grants Program may be addressed to the Associate Director, Kathleen Dillon. Phone: 530-754-9727 / email firstname.lastname@example.org
Conditions of Grant
1. Project Materials
A copy of all materials developed with Consortium grant funds must be delivered to the Consortium upon completion of the project. When appropriate, the Consortium will send project materials out for evaluation and dissemination purposes.
2. Budget It is understood that grants are for the sole purpose of completing the project as described in the proposal. Modifications in budget allocations may become necessary during the period of the grant. These must be approved by the Consortium when they exceed 10% of the grant.
3. Dissemination of Outcomes of Consortium Funded Projects Grant recipients must agree to disseminate to their home campuses, and across campuses wherever possible, any materials, techniques, and strategies developed with Consortium funds. Grant recipients will present their project outcomes at a special session of the biennial Consortium conference. In addition, the Consortium will disseminate such information through its newsletter and website for the purposes of showcasing faculty efforts in the development of language teaching materials and methodology.
4. Copyright Copyright will be in compliance with the current University of California policy. Copyright-protected materials created for courses are considered works-made-for-hire by employees and belong to The Regents under the UC Policy on Copyright Ownership.
5. Final Report
Within sixty days after the conclusion of the granting period, all project directors will submit to the Consortium a self-evaluation of the project in response to the following questions:
- Did the project succeed in fulfilling the goals identified in the proposal?
- Did you encounter any barriers to completing your project?
- What changes or adaptations did you make to the proposal? Why?
- Who has benefited directly or indirectly from the project?
- Where do you intend to go from here?
- Was the amount of funding sufficient to allow accomplishment of the project goals?
- Did you modify the budget? Explain.
UC Language Consortium | University of California, Davis
220 Voorhies | One Shields Ave | Davis, CA 95616
Ph: (530) 752-2719 | Fax: (530) 754-7152
For more info please contact:
Published: Friday, January 20, 2006