Faculty Course Modification Incentive Grants are available for University of Maine faculty wanting to incorporate new teaching practices into their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) courses.
The Maine Physical Sciences Partnership (MainePSP) is pleased to invite faculty to apply for incentive grants for the purpose of integrating student-centered, research-supported teaching practices into University of Maine STEM courses. For information about benefits, requirements and how to apply for a grant, please scroll down.
The purpose of the FIG program is to help faculty transform high-enrollment STEM courses in order to achieve these aims:
2013-2014 FIG Faculty
|Farahad Dastoor||Nuri Emanetoglu|
|Heather Hamlin||Jonathan Kreps||Karl Kreutz||Paul Rawson|
APPLYING FOR A GRANT
Faculty who are awarded the grant will receive the following:
Faculty grantees are expected to:
The deadline for 2014-2015 proposals has passed. Please check back here in January for the 2015-2016 application information. This slideshow from a spring 2013 information session describes the program: FIG Info Session (PDF). Detailed instructions for submitting a proposal are found in the following grant guidelines:
The MainePSP is a major initiative funded by the National Science Foundation to improve the teaching and learning of physical sciences, targeting grades 6-9 and University courses. It involves teachers in Hancock, Penobscot, Waldo, and Washington counties, University faculty, staff, and students, and partnership members from the Institute for Broadening Participation, the Maine Department of Education, the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, and SERC Institute.
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