GSE 2015-2016 Internal Awards and Funding Opportunities (Deadline: Friday, April 1st)

Award Notification

All award winners for the opportunities listed below will be announced at the GSE Meeting on May 4, 2016 with a celebration and photo shoot planned for the recipients. For funded proposals, the earliest project starting date will be August 1, 2016.

↓  Innovative Teaching Grant
↓  GSE Seed Grant External Grant Application Success
↓  GSE Faculty S.T.A.R. Awards


Innovative Teaching Grant

GSE has established an “Innovative Teaching Grant” to encourage faculty to plan and implement broad and creative solutions to persistent educational issues and dilemmas. The goal is to encourage faculty to propose innovative pedagogical approaches that produce new ways of thinking about teaching praxis and build greater teaching capacity in particular programs. While these can include approaches that employ technology, they are not limited to them. This grant will support efforts to investigate and address key pedagogical questions and to bring the fruits of that investigation back into GSE classrooms for improved learning and career readiness.

Award Amount: A total budget of $20,000 annually is available to support up to two projects for no more than $10,000/project for one year.

Eligibility: All full-time faculty in GSE (tenured, tenure-track, and clinical) may apply. We encourage teams of faculty from more than one GSE program and department to apply.

Proposal Submission: Applications must be submitted via email as a single PDF by Friday, April 1, 2016 to the Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education and Engagement (GSEDean@buffalo.edu).

The phrase “Teaching Innovation Award” MUST be in the email subject line to be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Application and submission instructions in pdf format

Application and submission instructions in doc format


GSE Seed Grant External Grant Application Success

One of the recommendations from the GSE Task Force Report, Excellence in Research and Innovation: A Road Map to Increased External Funding, Impact, and Distinction, is providing seed grants for GSE faculty to conduct foundational research in order to get ready for submitting large external research grants, and MEGAS is designed to implement the recommendation. MEGAS support interdisciplinary research projects aligned with the GSE themes described in the above GSE Task Force Report that have best potential to result in large external research grants.

Award Amount: A total budget of $30,000 annually is available to support no more than $10,000/project for one year.

Eligibility: All full-time faculty in GSE (tenured, tenure-track, and clinical) may apply. Faculty outside GSE and UB may be collaborators or co-PIs. Each project must involve an interdisciplinary team consisting of faculty from more than one department and including at least one tenured faculty member at the associate or full-professor rank. A mix of junior and senior faculty is desirable but not required.

Proposal Submission: All proposals must be in PDF format with single space, 12 point font and 1-inch margins. Applications must be submitted via email as a single PDF by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 to the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Research (Fabiano@buffalo.edu). Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

The phrase “Seed Grant Award” MUST be in the email subject line to be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Application and submission instructions


GSE Faculty Service, Teaching, Advising, and Research Awards (STAR)

GSE Faculty 4 S.T.A.R. Awards were established by GSE’s Executive Committee (2014-2015) to help recognize the excellent work of our faculty in all the ways they contribute to GSE’s mission expressed through Service, Teaching, Advising, and Research. The purpose of the GSE Faculty 4 STAR Awards is to recognize individual faculty excellence in each of these four areas so critical to GSE’s mission using, GSE workload guidelines, contributions to UB 2020, and the Envisioning themes. Nominations will be reviewed by a faculty and student committee representing each GSE department.

Eligibility: Any full-time faculty member (tenure-track and non-tenure track) is eligible for nomination. Everyone is eligible for all four categories of Service, Teaching, Advising, and Research each year (including previous winners) including those faculty members who may have been on sabbatical for part of the nomination year.

Nominations: Nominations for this year are based on faculty efforts performed July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015. Anyone can nominate candidates for any award; self nominations are also accepted. A nomination requires one nominating letter and at least one supporting letter and at least one other sample of evidence of excellence such as student testimonials, community letters, examples of student work or projects, or other recommendations.

Submission Deadline:
The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 1, 2016. Winners will be announced May 4th, 2016 at the GSE Faculty Meeting.

  • Nomination Letter
  • Nominee’s Acceptance Letter
  • At least one artifact or sample evidence
  • 2015 GSE Faculty 4 STAR Nomination form

All nominations should be submitted to the Associate Dean for Interprofessional Education and Engagement via email at: GSEDean@buffalo.edu

The phrase “STAR Award” MUST be in the email subject line to be considered. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Application and submission instructions in pdf format

Application and submission instructions in doc format



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