MacPherson Institute Scholarly Connections Grant
Scholarly activities in teaching and learning can be significantly enhanced through extended research visits to other institutions. The MacPherson Institute recognizes the value of these partnerships, and is pleased to offer the MacPherson Institute Scholarly Connections Grant valued at a maximum of $5,000. The purpose of this grant is to support inter-institutional teaching and learning research by: (i) providing funding to support a McMaster scholar to visit a national or international institution to engage in research on teaching and learning with collaborators at the partnering institution; or (ii) providing funding to support a national or international teaching and learning scholar to visit McMaster University to collaborate on matters related to teaching and learning research in the post secondary context.
McMaster faculty, instructors and staff visiting other institutions
McMaster faculty, instructors, or staff may wish to visit a national or international post secondary institution for an extended period of time to engage in collaborative teaching and learning related research that will ultimately enhance McMaster students’ learning experience.
The strongest proposals for visits to other post secondary institutions will focus on the advancement of collaboration that accelerates progress toward a specific scholarly objective or product. This grant is NOT intended simply to fund travel for conference presentation or the delivery of research talks/seminars.
Teaching & learning researchers visiting McMaster University
Scholarly visitors supported under this program are expected to catalyze and/or contribute to research on teaching and learning at McMaster University through collaborations aiming to produce tangible scholarly products such as new research project, journal manuscripts, and other creative works.
In addition, the visitor might enrich the dialogue around teaching and learning and/or SoTL at McMaster University by providing lectures, workshops, seminars, and mentoring of faculty, staff and students. Please note, however, that this grant is NOT intended simply to provide funds to bring a speaker to campus to deliver a lecture or research seminar. The strongest proposals for visits of individual scholars should support both broad enrichment of the local community of scholars, as well as advancement of collaboration that accelerates progress of a specific scholarly objective or product.