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Priority Areas for Learning and Teaching Research (PALAT) Grant

The call for proposals is now closed. Please check back in December 2020 for the next call.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to promote and support scholarship that empirically or systematically explores issues related to MacPherson Institute’s priority research areas as they relate to teaching and learning, and/or the student experience, at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The Priority Areas for Learning and Teaching grants are valued up to a maximum of $4,000, and must demonstrate a clear connection to one or more of the following broad research areas:

  • Community-engaged education
  • Interdisciplinary teaching and learning
  • Social justice, inclusion, and critical pedagogy
  • Student engagement, retention, and success
  • Technology-enhanced education
  • Undergraduate research and inquiry

Eligibility: Anyone in an educational role at McMaster University can submit a proposal. Successful applicants must be continuously employed by McMaster University for the duration of the grant. Sessional instructors and others with appointments that do not continuously span the full duration of the grant may be co-applicants, as may students (undergraduate or graduate).

If you are interested in applying, please review the Call for Proposals and fill out the relevant sections of the Application Form.