Digital Media and Learning Research Hub Workshop and Working Group Call For Proposals Spring 2011

3/22/11:  Please note updated eligibility section for Working Groups.

The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub is pleased to announce its fourth call for Workshop and Working Group proposals. Workshops and Working Groups will provide financial and technological resources to support research collaboration and communication within the emerging field of digital media and learning. 

WORKSHOP CALL

Workshops are intended to generate and identify new areas of research relevant to the field of digital media and learning. Workshops may range from a single one or two day convening, to multiple events distributed over one year. Applications for workshops are ideal for identifying and exploring new research, policy or practices that have yet to be systematically examined in the field.  Examples of recently awarded Workshops are listed here: http://www.dmlcentral.net/projects/workshops

We encourage proposals that address the challenges and opportunities of public-private partnerships; design principles; and/or strategies for influencing policy. Proposals that thoughtfully consider gender, race and class will also have a greater likelihood of being accepted.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Proposals should include the following:

(a) Project Description that addresses in no more than 500 words:

  • the Workshop topic and purpose
  • the significance of the topic to the field of digital media and learning
  • potential invitees and brief rationale for their inclusion
  • a preliminary agenda for the Workshop that outlines the format, proposed location and length of the workshop
  • a stated plan for documenting the Workshop outcomes, which grantees will be expected to disseminate publicly via the Digital Media and Learning Collaboratory http://dmlhub.net/, DML Central http://dmlcentral.net/ or another venue.

(b) Itemized budget and brief budget narrative and justification. Proposed budgets may be no more than $15,000, covering the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 and should be used to cover travel, lodging, food, and other associated expenses. Please note that indirect costs may be supported up to 15 percent and their inclusion should not exceed the $15,000 budget limit. In addition, Workshops are not intended to support or sustain existing programs and lecture series.

(c) Supporting materials:  Identify and provide biographies for each of the workshop organizers, including the Lead Organizer who will coordinate and organize the dissemination workshop funds and maintain communication with the DML Research Hub

ELIGIBILITY

Principal leads may not apply as a lead of a Workshop more than once in an academic year.

DEADLINE

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2011. The submission system will be available on April 1, 2011. Questions regarding proposals should be addressed to Courtney Santos at dmlhub@hri.uci.edu

All eligible proposals will be evaluated by a selection committee and will be assessed on the basis of intellectual merit, scholarly relevance and potential contribution to the field of Digital Media and Learning. Should your proposal involve human subjects, please be aware that institutional review board approval will be required before funds can be disseminated. Workshop grants will be for up to one year and are non-renewable.  

WORKING GROUPS CALL

Working Groups are designed to catalyze collaboration between individuals from different disciplines, locations, and institutions around a specific problem or topic. A Working Group may consist of between five and fifteen people who will collaborate over one academic year to address clearly defined research on an emergent and/or timely topic related to the field of Digital Media and Learning. Members of a Working Group will be expected to be connected virtually through the DML Collaboratory at http://dmlhub.net/ for ongoing communication, and to meet fact-to-face one to three times per year, depending on the needs of the project. Working Groups are ideally suited to projects that build upon and sustain conversations, interventions or innovative methods for previous or ongoing research, policy or practice.

Examples of recently awarded Working Groups are listed here: http://www.dmlcentral.net/projects/workinggroups

We encourage proposals that address the challenges and opportunities of public-private partnerships; design principles; and/or strategies for influencing policy. Proposals that thoughtfully consider gender, race and class will also have a greater likelihood of being accepted.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Proposals should include the following:

(a) Project description that addresses in no more than 1400 words:

  • the Working Group’s problem statement
  • the short-term and long-term significance of the topic or issue to the field of digital media and learning
  • the methods and approaches being adopted

(b) Itemized budget and brief budget narrative. Proposed budgets may cover travel, lodging and per diem expenses for organizers for working group members. Proposed budgets may be no more than $50,000, covering the period July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 and should be appropriate to the level of work applicants propose. Budgets above $25,000 will be considered only if the additional requested funds are allocated to cover the expenses of a doctoral or postdoctoral research assistant already affiliated with the institution of one Working Group member. The research assistant’s own principal work should be in Digital Media and Learning and a brief justification for the research assistant support should also be included in the budget narrative. Please note that indirect costs may be supported up to 15 percent and their inclusion should not exceed the $25,000 or $50,000 budget limit. Working Group funds are also not intended to support or sustain existing programs or research.

(c) Supporting materials including ALL of the following items:

1.     List of Working Group participants and short rationale for their membership (one participant must be identified as the lead liaison with the DML Hub, see #3.

2.     Clearly stated set of deliverables, whether they be scholarly publication(s), a technological prototype, a proposal, a set of recommendations, or organizational intervention.

3.     Identification of the principal lead that will coordinate and organize the dissemination funds and maintain communication with the DML Hub.

ELIGIBILITY

Principal leads may not apply as a lead of a Working Group more than once in an academic year.

DEADLINE

The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2011. The submission system will be available on April 1, 2011. Questions regarding proposals should be addressed to Courtney Santos at dmlhub@hri.uci.edu.

All eligible proposals will be evaluated by a selection committee and will be assessed on the basis of intellectual merit, scholarly relevance and potential contribution to the field of Digital Media and Learning. Should your proposal involve human subjects, please be aware that institutional review board approval will be required before funds can be disseminated. Working Group grants will be for up to one year and are non-renewable.

 

Contact Information:

Courtney Santos, Program Administrator
UC Humanities Research Institute
Digital Media and Learning Hub
Phone: 949-824-3095
Fax: 949-824-2115
Email: dmlhub@hri.uci.edu


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