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Call for Proposals for SEMINAL Phase II

SEMINAL RFP Webinar September 8

Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning (SEMINAL) is a National Science Foundation-funded effort to better understand how to sustain success in implementing active learning in undergraduate mathematics classes and how to influence similar success at other institutions. SEMINAL is looking to expand the network and is currently seeking prospective partners willing to submit proposals. 

To help guide the proposal process, SEMINAL offered a September 8, 2017 webinar covering the project’s objectives as well as the proposal process for becoming partner. The deadline for submitting a proposal was October 10, 2017.

View slides here.


View the Request for Proposals here.

We invite your proposal to become a partner in Student Engagement in Mathematics through a Network for Active Learning (SEMINAL). The project team will select approximately nine new partner institutions through this competition. The new partners will have opportunities to:

●      Transform selected Precalculus to Calculus 2 (P2C2) courses with support of funding through the NSF-SEMINAL grant administered by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU);
●      Receive guidance from core project members based on their own experiences and case studies of other successful institutions;
●      Join other institutions in transforming undergraduate mathematics education, with an expectation to share progress and success with APLU and other higher education leaders;
●      Participate in this leadership network with other institutions adapting best practices and approaches to their own needs.

We seek proposals from four-year institutions with a graduate program in mathematics, either at the masters or doctorate level. The grant-related work described in your proposal must be for a minimum of two years, up to three years and reflect significant institutional commitment. We have $840,000 available and expect to award partner grants of up to $100,000 each. The amount of the award will be commensurate with the scope and intensity of the work.

The SEMINAL Phase II proposals must be submitted online via this submission site, which will open in June 2017 and proposals must be submitted by October 10, 2017. Submission instructions are available here and Frequently Asked Questions are available here. The SEMINAL team will soon hold informational webinars, which will be posted here as soon as possible. Please contact with questions about your proposal.

View the Request for Proposals here.