Instructional Resource Awards
All proposals must be electronically submitted by February 1. Proposals will be reviewed by IRA subcommittee members appointed by the STP Grants Committee. Decisions will be announced by March 31, and projects may commence immediately thereafter. Each award will comprise one $1500 check from the Society, payable to the principal investigator (or nonprofit foundation designated by the principal investigator), who is responsible for all expenses of the project. By December 31 of the same year, the investigator will provide the OTRP Director with a progress report and by July 15 of the following year, the investigator will provide the OTRP Director with the project results as well as a copy of a teaching resource suitable for duplication and distribution by the Society’s OTRP.
Award-winning proposals will be considered to have been accepted “in principle” for distribution by the Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, but may require editorial changes in order to bring them into compliance with format requirements and to facilitate posting to the Internet. Manuscripts of completed projects typically undergo an expedited review. As a condition for the award, recipients of Instructional Resource Awards will be asked to sign a publication agreement that grants authors the copyright and the OTRP a license to distribute authors’ documents in both paper and electronic versions for four years. After four years, the OTRP will continue, at its discretion, to distribute the resource unless the author(s) request that the manuscript be withdrawn.
Submit a proposal that includes:
- A completed submission form or facsimile thereof
- A summary of the proposed project (up to 200 words)
- A statement of the project purposes and the specific procedures to be used (up to two pages)
- The relevance, general or course-specific, of the project to the teaching of psychology (up to one page)
- A description of the teaching resource that will be produced at the conclusion of the project (one page)
- A resume of the principal investigator (one page), including information about any accomplishments relevant to instructional research
The entire proposal should be approximately six double-spaced, typed pages.
Acceptance of Award Conditions
If an OTRP Instructional Resource Award is granted for this project, you hereby agree to its conditions, which are: (a) to complete the project; (b) to submit a report of the results to the OTRP; (c) to create a teaching resource suitable for duplication and distribution by the Society’s OTRP; and (d) to grant permission to the OTRP to distribute the teaching resource in print and/or electronic format.
If you have any questions or need further clarification, contact Andrew Johnson, STP Grants Committee member, at 816.584.6722.