TREE (Teaching, Research & Education Enhancement):

Professional Development:

Goal:

To support professional development for faculty to enhance their innovation as teachers and academic leaders.

Requirements:

Faculty must submit an application (see below); it is expected that award recipients will submit a summary report of the funded activity, including any educational innovations implemented or disseminated. Only one submission per year is allowed  and grants range from $100 to $2500. A peer‐review process evaluates each request for its level to which the proposal adheres to the goals of the TREE grant and is on a first come first serve basis.

Application:

  • Description of the professional development activity and funding requested
  • Why is this program important to advance education at TUSDM? What is the need or gap that you wish to address?
  • How will this program support your current teaching activities?
  • How will this program support future career development and support the applicant’s Areas of Excellence (as outlined in the TUSDM faculty handbook)?
  • What are the some of the learning objectives that meet the need at the department/institutional level (strategic planning 2020)?

Timeline for application:

  • Apply at least 4 months before the meeting/activity
  • Funding notice: before the actual meeting
  • Funds may be applied to: travel, lodging, registration expenses only

After the program funded participants will be expected to:

  • Submit a report
  • Provide a USB with slides or other materials from the funded activity; these will be linked to the TUSDM TALENT site for sharing with other interested faculty
  • Prepare a short presentation at the next “Spotlight on Innovation” event
  • Challenges and next steps identified

Link to application: https://tufts.box.com/s/mqfevlu3478c459sb4xp09bn2csa7dd7

Past recipients:

  • Dr. Rocio Saavedra
  • Dr. Thaisa Bordin
  • Dr. Ellen Patterson
  • Dr. Gabriela Lagreca

If you think will be helpful to see an example application, reach out to us and we are happy to share.

Educational Research – Grants Program to Support Teaching, Education and Research Projects

This initiative provides seed funding for TUSDM faculty to:

  • Demonstrate innovative pilots that advance student learning
  • Address an existing educational need and improve teaching and learning practices
  • Promote teaching scholarship through modeling evidence-based practice
  • Promote best practices through dissemination to TUSDM faculty, across Tufts University, and/or and institutions outside of Tufts.
  • Stimulate interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration
  • Provide seed funding for promising projects that may lead to additional and/or external funding awards

Grant awards range from $500 to $5,000. A peer‐review process evaluates each proposal for its specific innovation, potential for impact, and the level to which the proposal adheres to the goals of the TREE grant.

Link to application: https://tufts.box.com/s/fnopr2ok98ezcrc12qrsptwqqfj1h16w

Past recipients:

  • Dr. Ellen Patterson
  • Ms. Natalie Hagel
  • Dr. Paul Leavis and Dr. Xinxin Sun

If you think will be helpful to see an example application, reach out to us and we are happy to share.