Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)
INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE AWARDS
The purpose of the Instructional Resource Awards is twofold: (1) to stimulate the development of teaching resource materials that can be subsequently duplicated and distributed to interested teachers of psychology by the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology; and (2) to encourage instructional research relevant to the teaching of psychology at the university, college, community college, or high school level that can be distributed through the Society’s Office of Teaching Resources for Psychology.
Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects to develop instructional resources that support the teaching of psychology. Applications are scored on the following six qualities: Pedagogical Value, Potential Value, Originality, Feasibility, Generalizability, and Adherence to Guidelines.
Upon notification of funding, grant recipients must submit a brief abstract (no more than 200 words) describing the purpose, method, and expected outcomes of the funded project. These abstracts will be posted on the STP website.
Any member of APA Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology is eligible to apply for an OTRP Instructional Resource Award, except that current members of the Society’s Executive Committee and the IRA Committee are ineligible to apply.
As you prepare your proposal keep in mind that proposals to create Internet sites will not be funded unless the posted resource captures the same information in a print-friendly file (.doc, .pdf, .rtf); given its mission to provide readers with high quality, peer-reviewed materials, OTRP will not link to outside Internet sources because they cannot be monitored continuously.
IRA award decisions will be announced by March 31.
If you have any questions or need further clarification, contact the IRA Chair Andrew
Johnson at email@example.com or by phone: 816.584.6722.
Submit an application that includes:
- A completed submission form
- A summary of the proposed project (up to 200 words)
- A statement of the project purposes and the specific procedures to be used (up to two pages)
- The relevance, general or course-specific, of the project to the teaching of psychology (up to one page)
- A description of the teaching resource that will be produced at the conclusion of the project (one page)
- A resume of the principal investigator (one page), including information about any accomplishments relevant to instructional research
The entire proposal should be approximately six double-spaced, typed pages.