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Priority Areas for Learning and Teaching Research (PALAT) Grant

We’d like to thank all the applicants who showed interest in this grant and to extend a warm congratulations to the 2021 winners.

  • Bosco Yu and Gerald Tembrevilla (Engineering) – Project title: “Evaluating and Enhancing the First-Year Engineering Experience Using Surveying, Experiential Learning and Gamified Active Learning Methods”
  • Kyle Ansilio (Engineering) – Project title: “Building Continuity in Community-Engaged Programming”
  • Tara Packham (Health Sciences) – Project title: “Pursuing Excellence and Innovation in Applied Qualitative Health Research at McMaster University”
  • Anita Acai (Health Sciences) – Project title: “Assessing the Quality of Narrative Commentary in Psychiatry”
  • Deborah DiLiberto (Health Sciences) – Project title: “Microcredentials in Global Health Education: Exploring the Potential for Capturing Professional and Transferable Skills”
  • Kaitlin Debicki (Humanities) – Project title: “Listening Together: Indigenous & Anti-Racist Pedagogies in McMaster’s English and Cultural Studies Department”
  • Krista Madsen (Science) – Project title: “How long do learning gains last? Long-term retentions testing Musculoskeletal Anatomy”
  • Katie Moisse (Science) – Project title: “Exploring the Impact of Community-Engaged Learning Through CityLAB”
  • Dr. Juliet Daniel, Dr. Alpha Abebe, Faith Ogunkoya (Science) – Project title: “Closing the Gap to Achieve Black Student Academic Excellence at McMaster”
  • Sarah Clancy (Social Sciences) – Project title: “Student Engagement, Success, and Research Inquiry: Creating a Safe and Inclusive Conference Research Space for Social Psychology Undergraduate Students through Student Partnerships”
  • Scott Martin and Dr. Adrianne Xavier (Social Sciences) – Project title: “Towards a More Equitable Ontario Archaeology: Collecting Indigenous Student Voices at McMaster University”.

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.