NORD GRANTS

  1. Duration of awards: The duration of the grants will be for one-year, with the possibility of an extension.

  2. Deadlines: Awards will be for one year and will be awarded twice a year with starting dates of January 1 and July 1. In order to allow for sufficient time for the review process and paperwork to be completed for the grants to take effect, proposals that seek a July 1 start date must be submitted by May 1, and those that seek a January 1 start date must be submitted by November 1.

  3. Award limits: There will be no lower or upper limits to individual awards. The degree of detail and level of justification provided should be commensurate with the size of the award requested. The range of sizes for past awards can be seen here. Priority will be given to those who have not received grants in the recent past.

  4. Application process: Requests for awards should be in the form of a letter at most two pages long, plus a detailed budget including a descriptive justification. The letter should be co-signed by the department chair (or an Associate Dean in those schools that do not have a department structure). More ambitious projects may be required by reviewers to provide more details. Please email your applications to ucite@case.edu.(Note: Two page-proposal and one-page budget rule should be strictly adhered to. Please do not add any appendices or other documentation over and above the page limit unless specifically asked for them by reviewers.)

  5. Eligibility: Faculty who are eligible for awards are those who are likely to have an expectation of a reasonably long-term relationship with the university. Visiting faculty, SAGES Fellows, and graduate students will not be eligible except in cases where the award's benefits are likely to persist even after the awardee has left.

  6. Guidelines for awards: While the awards will be granted only for those activities that further the teaching mission of UCITE and the university, this requirement will be interpreted broadly rather than narrowly, including but not limited to such things as funding the modest needs of courses, to attend a conference on teaching, to invite speakers, for seed money to obtain external funds, or for ambitious large-scale projects. Proposals that can demonstrate direct benefits to student learning are preferred, though indirect benefits via faculty development and enriching experiences will also be considered. Funding will not normally be provided for faculty salaries or teaching release time but salaries/stipends for hiring assistants to help with projects is allowed. Whatever the project, the proposal should contain a brief statement of the proposal's purpose, a brief rationale that explains the expected impact on the education of students, the expected outcomes and how (if appropriate and relevant) they will be assessed, and the necessity for using this particular source for the funds if the award is for something that normally should be funded by the department or school. In general, proposals that request smaller amounts, are likely to benefit a significant number of students, and directly impact learning/teaching are more likely to be funded than those that request larger amounts, benefit a small number of students, and only indirectly impact learning/teaching. But those criteria can be overturned if the project is of exceptional promise or quality or serves a clearly demonstrable need.

  7. Budget: Budget items must conform to the rules of the proposer's department, school, and university. (For example, some salaries require fringe benefits and others do not.) It is the responsibility of the proposer to check with the appropriate entities to make sure that all their budget items meet the various criteria before submitting the budget. Failure to do so may result in payments not being approved or reimbursements being denied. UCITE's approval of the budget is only on the basis of its appropriateness in relation to the project, and should not be taken as implying that the items conform to all the rules of the university. The budget page should list the titles and amounts of any prior Nord grants that have been awarded to the proposer.

  8. Public disclosure: All successful proposals (including the budget) will be made publicly accessible, and accepting an award means that the proposer agrees to this unless the proposer explicitly requests that the proposal details not be made public.

  9. Final Report: Within two months after the award period ends, the proposer will be expected to file a brief report on what the project accomplished and how the money was spent.

  10. Publicity: After completion, award winners may be invited to give a brief talk on their project that may be recorded and used for publicity purposes. They may, if they wish, decline to give a talk or give a talk but choose not to be recorded.

NORD GRANTS AWARDED

(Click on the proposal title to see the proposal.)

Date

Investigator

Department

Award

Proposal

July, 2010

Darin Croft

Anatomy

$2030

Creating a guide to skull identification of the main mammal groups

July, 2010

Paul Iversen

Classics

$5440

Experiential learning course on Landscape Archaeology and Epigraphy

July, 2010

Carol Savrin

Nursing

$2099

Study of clicker effectiveness in nursing school courses

July, 2010

Robert Spadoni

English

$1250

Materials to develop a course and text on early horror films

July, 2010

Gary Wnek

Biomedical Engineering

$5000

Support for new course in biomedical design

January, 2011

Linda Ehrlich

Modern Languages and Literature

$2493

Topics in World Literature (WLIT) 390: ShadowPlay (An Interdisciplinary course)

January, 2011

John Fredieu

Anatomy

$5520

Specimen Conservation for Anatomy 491

January, 2011

Dan Lacks

Chemical Engineering

$2500

ENGR 225B: "Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer (in Botswana)"

January, 2011

Jenifer Neils

Art History

$1850

Parthenon Frieze Video Project

July, 2011

Celeste Alfes

Nursing

$2500

Leadership Development Program for Simulation Educators

July, 2011

Ricardo Apostol

Classics

$5669

Greece Classics Seminar, American School of Classical Studies

July, 2011

Patrizia Bonaventura

Psychology

$2012

Instrumental Measurements in Speech Science

July, 2011

Mary Grimm

English

$1325

ENGL 376 Studies in Genre: Urban Fantasy

July, 2011

Dan Lacks

Chemical Engineering

$2000

Collaboration with the University of Dakar, Senegal

January, 2012

Kelly McMann

Political Science

$2000

Understanding Democratization through Original Data Analysis

January, 2012

Peter Yang

Modern Languages and Literature

$5500

Independent Study in Chinese (CHIN 399)

July, 2012

T. J. McCallum

Psychological Sciences

$1944.50

Aging and Functional Change

July, 2012

Michael Pollino

Psychological Sciences

$3507

Experiential Learning of Structural Systems for Undergraduate Engineering Students

January, 2013

Nicole Steinmetz

Biomedical Engineering

$5000

Nanoman

January, 2013

Jing Li

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

$3223

App Development for iOS

January, 2013

Lisa Koops

Music

$4000

Center in Music and Teaching

January, 2013

Susan Case

Political Science

$4000

Outcome Learning Assessment, SAGES

January, 2013

Tatiana Zilotina

Modern Languages and Literature

$1800

Russian for Heritage Speakers

January, 2013

Jeffrey Ullom

Theater

$2000

Musical Theater, SAGES

July, 2013

John Fredieu

Anatomy

$5450

3-D Modeling of Anatomical Structures

July, 2013

Noelle Giuffrida

Art History

$2681

Issues in the Arts of China: Chinese Contemporary Art

July, 2013

Charles Tannenbaum

Molecular Medicine

$4000

Initiation of a Labratory Component for Molecular Methods and Tools

January, 2014

Chris Fietkiewicz

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

$3500

Multiplayer Quiz System for Self-Assessment

January, 2014

Masahiro Heima

Dentistry

$3950

Behavioral Science Course in Dental Fear and Anxiety

January, 2014

Daniel Lacks

Chemical Engineering

$4000

International Engineering Entrepreneurship Course Offering in Developing Countries

January, 2013

Todd Oakley

Cognitive Science

$3425

Autism, Intersubjectivity & Language

January, 2013

Peter Zimmerman

International Health, Genetics and Biology

$5000

Whole Genome Sequencing and Bioinformatic Analyses to Undergraduate Students

July, 2014

Corbin Covault

Physics

$5040

Towards A Flipped Classroom for Introductory Physics

July, 2014

David Hammack

History

$3000

U.S. History for International Students

July, 2014

Mingguo Hong

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

$4070

Software for Power Systems Analysis

July, 2014

Barbara Kuemerle

Biology

$5000

A Longitudinal Study to Assess Learning Retention

July, 2014

Rekha Srinivasan

Chemistry

$900

Active Learning in Organic Chemistry

July, 2014

Nicole Steinmetz

Biomedical Engineering

$5000

Nanoman II