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Current Grant Recipients

Grants to Advance Teaching & Learning 

The VPTL Innovation Grant Program subsumes and expands the scope of the previous VPUE Faculty College and VPOL Seed Grant programs. In addition to financial awards, grants include relevant assistance drawn from the entire VPTL office. Awardees may be offered cohort‐based support or adaptively paced individual project support.


2017

2017
William Perry, Martha Crenshaw, Graham Allison, Joseph C. Martz

“The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism” is a follow-on to Dr. William Perry’s previous online course, “Living at the Nuclear Brink: Yesterday and Today...

2017
Hazel Markus, Alana Conner, Dereca Blackmon

Humanities and social scientific disciplines that examine cultural biases, diversity, inclusion, and equity suffer from a last-mile problem:...

2017
Ronan Arthur, Laura Bloomfield, William H. Durham, Stephen Luby, Erin Mordecai, Rodolfo Dirzo, Matthew H Bonds, Jenna Davis, Stanley Falkow, John Openshaw, Eric Lambin, Michele Barry, MD, FACP, Angelle Desiree LaBeaud, Giulio De Leo, Gene Richardson, James Holland Jones

Human-driven degradation of the natural environment through the broad processes of climate change, globalization, food security, population...

2017
John Kieschnick, Barbara Pitkin, Elaine Fischer, Ariel Mayse, Michaela Mross

“Religion Around the Globe” (RELIGST 1) is a gateway course to the study  of religion that was first offered in 2013-2014.  Taught...

2017
Susie Kimport, Brian Conrad

We propose continued construction of Stanford Mathematics precalculus  resources to assist in students transitioning from high school  mathematics...

2017
Anne Murray, Adrian Daub, Larry Liu

This course will explore the concept of love as a force for social justice and action and as the inspiration for service and the application of...

2017
Pamela Matson, Julia Novy-Hildesley

Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences  (hereafter referred to as Stanford EARTH) seeks to develop and implement  a range...

2017
Megan Brennan

Climate change, alternative energy sources, water quality, food safety, nuclear waste—these are just some of the existential environmental threats...

2017
Russell Poldrack

The ability to understand and work with data is increasingly important  to all students.  We propose to develop a set of interactive learning  ...

2017
Shelley Correll, Thomas Kenny, Sheri D. Sheppard, Lori Mackenzie, Marianne Cooper, Sara Jordan-Bloch, Robert Siegel, Maggie Neale, Jennifer Aaker, Becca Constantine, Terra Terwilliger, Deb Gruenfeld

Voice & Influence CirclesTM  (Circles) empower leaders to realize  their professional potential and create change in organizations.  ...

2017
Alberto Salleo, Petr Johanes

Following the successful completion of a previous grant with which we developed a digital graphic novel that helps readers learn the fundamentals...

2017
Stephen Hinton, Geoff Nuttall, Owen Dalby, Lesley Robertson, Christopher Costanza

The project is conceived as a sequel to “Defining the String Quartet:  Haydn,” the online course launched in May 2016.  Whereas the...

2017
Alex Woloch, Kenneth Ligda

Conversations on Literature and Politics is a podcast in which Stanford humanities faculty and graduate students explore connections between...

2017
Lou Halamek, Nicole K. Yamada, MD, Janene H. Fuerch

Briefing and debriefing are standard operating procedure in  non-healthcare industries where the risk to human life is high.  The  Center for...

2017
Londa Schiebinger, Ann Grimes

Innovations in Inclusive Design: In this class, we will analyze how gender differences (extending beyond “pink/blue” stereotypes) can be harnessed...

2017
Iris Katherine Howley, Candace Thille, Jonathan Bassen

Instructors have varying capacities for interpreting and leveraging  information communicated through visual means. Much knowledge about  learning...