DIY Microgrants

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Thanks to all UT-Austin instructors and staff who submitted applications for Microgrants during the 2018-19 academic year! The call for proposals for the next round of grants (2020-21) will be available in November 2019.

What are DIY Microgrants?

The Faculty Innovation Center is pleased to offer our second round of DIY Microgrants for projects and courses in the upcoming academic year (Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020).  DIY Microgrants are awards that do not exceed $500 and that provide faculty with startup funds to purchase educational technology or software to pilot and/or build technology-enhanced learning experiences for their courses.

Congratulations to those who were recently selected for awards!


Microgrant Award Grantees 2019

Elizabeth Catlos

Department: Geological Sciences

Title: Creating Videos on Site (at a dig in the UK) for an Introductory Geology Course

Erin Reilly

Department: Journalism 

Title: Using Bluetooth Beacons for Experimental Storytelling

Jakki Bailey

Department: School of Information Studies

Title: 3D Storytelling with Unity

Deborah Rush

Department: Chemistry

Title: Using Camtasia to Create Flipped Classroom Resources for Chemistry

Nina Young

Department: Butler School of Music

Title: Concerts: Filming in the Electronic Music Studio

John Daly

Department: Communication Studies

Title: Using Camtasia for Supplemental Instruction in Public Speaking Courses

Michael Parent

Department: Educational Psychology

Title: Creating Podcasts for Educational Psychology