A Distance Learning Research Fellowship is a funded award intended to provide seed funding for faculty to conduct research in teaching and learning in electronic environments. The award is given periodically as funds are available. Funding is typically around $5,000.
The intent of the award is two fold: 1) to increase research activity within the university community in this important field of discovery; and, 2) it is hoped that the research efforts enabled by the Fellowship will generate results suitable for scholarship in the way of journal articles and conference presentations, and serve as leverage for faculty to obtain other sponsored research.
Funding associated with the award is transferred to the faculty member's department for use by that faculty for any activity related to their teaching, research and outreach efforts. The faculty agrees to abide by university and state purchasing policies in the use of these funds.
The Distance Learning Research Fellowship is typically awarded only once per year for either the Fall or Spring semester, based on availability of funds.
Application for the Fall semester should typically be made by April 30th, and application for the Spring semester should typically be made by October 1st. Award decisions are typically made 30 days after the deadline.
The Director of IDDL, in consultation with other Distance Learning staff, will make the award decision.
Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
Todd Ogle, Senior Associate Director, Applied Research and Planning
University Gateway Center, Suite 120 (0392)
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061