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Internal Funding: Internal Research Funding: Faculty

Laureate network opportunities

The David A. Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning seeks to recognize and support the excellence and innovation of Laureate International University network faculty members. The Wilson Award is open to faculty who are employed at a university within the Laureate International University network.  Eligible faculty must been employed by Walden for a minimum of two years; demonstrate a strong commitment to Walden and its mission; demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and leaning; show an outstanding success with students and professional respect of peers; and present a compelling research topic on teaching and learning in higher education. The Walden University review committee will nominate one semi-finalist to be considered by the Laureate Global Selection Committee.
Open to: Walden faculty
Award: $50,000

2017 Wilson Award Timetable:

Walden Application Deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017
Walden Semi-finalist Announced: Monday, February 6, 2017
2016 David Wilson Award Application

The Hybrid Teaching and Learning (HTL) Research Grant program was established to afford Laureate network faculty the opportunity to investigate the impact of digital teaching and learning methods on learning outcomes.  The grant program is intended to support research on teaching and learning that directly supports the Laureate hybridity goals.

The grant program will support research that focuses on either digital teaching and learning practices that are currently used in Laureate network institution classrooms/learning environments OR research on innovative teaching and learning solutions that can be pilot tested for broader adoption.

Awards: up to $10,000

Application Deadline: October 1 (annually)

Announced: November 20 (annually)

Hybrid Teaching & Learning Research Grant Submission Information

Walden opportunities

The Faculty Research Initiative Grant program was established to support excellence in scholarly work by providing funding for select faculty research projects deemed to be of exceptional merit. The program is open to all faculty who have been employed by Walden for a minimum of six months and is intended to provide “seed money” for the development of faculty research agendas. Funds can be used to support pilot research projects, small scale research studies and to supplement new areas of investigation that are spin-off studies or sub-studies of larger on-going research projects.
Open to: Walden faculty
Award: multiple $10,000 research grants
Application Deadline: 6/1/2017
Grant Recipients Announced: 08/01/2017
Please contact for information regarding Request for Proposal. 

The Don E. Ackerman Research Fellowship in Educational Leadership supports research that advances leadership in education through better understanding or practice.

Open to: Walden faculty and doctoral students
Award: $10,000
Application Deadline: 10/30 annually
Announced: 12/1 annually
The Research Fellowship in Distance Education provides funding to support research endeavors that contribute both theoretical and applied knowledge to the growing field of distance education. This program is designed to encourage research conducted in the name of the university and to continuously improve the distance-education programs at Walden through research.

Open to: Walden faculty and master & doctoral students
Award: $10,000
Application Deadline: 10/30 annually
Announced: 12/1 annually
The Research and Applications for Social Change Grant was established to enable members of the Walden community to make a significant and meaningful change in academic and social communities, both locally and globally. The grant will be awarded to the applicants who submit outstanding proposals that reflect the university's mission to foster social change through research and the education of scholar-practitioners as well as Walden's determination to uniquely effect positive social change worldwide. The Research and Applications for Social Change Grant is one of the mechanisms used to select Walden Social Change Fellows. Consequently, faculty and student recipients of the Research and Applications for Social Change Grant will be members of the Walden Social Change Fellows Program (SCFP). Fellows will be expected to conduct their proposed research and participate in SCFP program activities as detailed in the Request for Proposal (RFP).

Open to: Walden University faculty, students, staff, and alumni as well as external candidates
Grant Amount: Varies
Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
Grant Recipients Announced: December 1, 2016
Link to past recipients under the previous Social Change Grant program: