IC Small Grant Opportunity – Enhancing Student-to-Student Learning

This message was sent on Nov. 18 from Steve Cramer, vice provost for instructional continuity and academic affairs, to all faculty and academic staff. 


This message is intended for those teaching in spring 2021. Please disregard if you will not be teaching during the spring semester. 

The campus Instructional Continuity Team, in collaboration with departments, schools and colleges, seeks to enhance and elevate two critical components of learning for the spring 2021 semester:

  • Student-to-instructor interaction
  • Student-to-student interaction and learning

To directly support the second objective, we are excited to announce a new small grant opportunity for instructors and departments. The grants aim to foster innovative ways for students to interact and share learning virtually with their peers in the context of their academic coursework. The grants will support individual instructors and departments who create substantive opportunities for students to collaborate together within a class or a discipline throughout the spring 2021 semester. Examples may include structured or informal study-partner teams, student work groups or project teams.

Individual instructor grants will be $5,000, and departmental / disciplinary grants will be $15,000. Grant proposals will be accepted and approved on a rolling basis starting November 30 through December 30.

Learn more, and submit an IC Small Grant proposal. Proposals submitted early and that impact higher numbers of students are most likely to be funded. Awardees will be asked to share their outcomes later in 2021.

Please direct questions to instructionalcontinuity@provost.wisc.edu.

Steve Cramer – Vice Provost for Instructional Continuity and Academic Affairs