Engineering Education Award

Proposal timeline for the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • Proposals are due Friday, October 28, 2016
  • Awards will be announced January 2017

Fund information:

The goal of the Enriching Engineering Education Award is to enrich the academic experience of undergraduate engineering students. Proposals are sought across a wide range of issues related to undergraduate engineering education, including teaching and learning in its many facets.

Funding ranges up to $20,000 per proposal. Successful proposals will enrich the undergraduate experience by, for example, increasing active learning in the classroom, enriching faculty-student interactions, improving first-year academic experience, increasing retention or enhancing communication and other professional skills. Funding may be used for any reasonable cost associated with project ideas, except one involving a supplement to the instructor’s academic year salary.


All faculty in the School of Engineering, including teaching faculty, are eligible to apply.

Review process:

A committee of five faculty members from across the School of Engineering will review all proposals. Funds awarded will be for academic year 2016-2017.

Selection criteria:

Priority will be given to proposals that have the potential to be of long-term value and scalable to benefit many students in the School of Engineering.

How to apply:

Proposals are due by Friday, October 28, 2016.

  1. Proposal should include the topics outlined on this document. The narrative (4 pages) can be structured in any way that you feel best communicates your project.
  2. Submit your proposal to Ann Saterbak.