The TIER-ED Pilot Projects Program is designed to foster inter- or trans-disciplinary intellectual engagement through funding pilot or proof-of-concept projects to better position faculty teams for competitive external funding and have more collaborative research opportunities for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in TIER-ED focused areas.
TIER-ED aspires to draw expertise from across University of Illinois to strengthen capacity for interdisciplinary research, increase the student population working on innovative technological solutions for solving critical educational problems, attract external funding, and cultivate and extend partnerships with industries and other partners to create internships and career options for students with research interests related to TIER-ED. This initiative strongly encourages designing, developing, building, trialing, assessing, scaling, disseminating, and commercializing evidence-based, replicable, cutting-edge, and transformational technological tools, solutions, and platforms to support, enhance, and create innovative learning environments and practices.
We are accepting proposals for projects and will fund multiple proposals for up to $20,000 per project. Please complete the application form and upload the project proposal at TIER-ED Call for Proposals.
The submission deadline is Friday, April 23, 2021, by 5 p.m. CST.