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Internal Funding: Internal Research Funding: Faculty

Laureate network opportunities

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

Grant Amount: Researchers may request a maximum of U.S. $10,000; however, collaborative research proposals that involve more than one Laureate network institution may request a maximum of U.S. $20,000.

Application Deadline: TBD

Announced: TBD


Laureate Professional Assessment (LPA) Research Grant

The Laureate Professional Assessment (LPA) Research Grant is designed to support research that uses data previously collected by Laureate for the LPA Program, a network-wide initiative that shifts the focus of education to academic and workplace skills competence. The LPA program is being rolled out across the network starting with Europe as of Q2 2017, and will be expanded to most institutions after that.

It is expected that applications submitted to the LPA Research Grant will use existing data already collected by the LPA Program for secondary analysis in the proposed research. Consequently, the LPA Research Grant provides faculty across the Laureate network the opportunity to propose research studies designed to validate the LPA instrument, test the efficacy of the instrument, investigate innovative means of deploying the instrument and applying the findings or examine perceptions and potential use of the LPA instrument by students and employers.

Grant proposals from researchers at all institutions are encouraged, regardless of whether the applicant’s institution has participated in the LPA Program to date.  Collaborative studies developed by two or more institutions are also encouraged.

Applicants can learn more about the LPA Program existing data available for research at the Laureate Professional Assessment Program website, where descriptions of the research design, research methodology and data dictionaries for the LPA datasets are provided. 



Questions about the LPA Research Grant, including how to access the LPA existing data for research, should be directed to

Full- and part-time faculty employed at a Laureate network institution for a minimum of 6 months are eligible to apply. This research grant opportunity is specifically intended to support teaching faculty research efforts. Consequently, non-academic staff, as well as academic and nonacademic administrators, at Laureate network institutions are not eligible to apply. 

While multiple faculty members from one Laureate institution may apply to this grant opportunity, only one proposal may be submitted per applicant. Additionally, the applicant may not serve as a co-principal investigator (co-PI), investigator, or consultant on proposals submitted by other faculty at the applicant’s institution or other institutions in the network. 

Collaborative research among network institutions is a priority for the Laureate Network Office (LNO) Research Program. Consequently, faculty are strongly encouraged to propose collaborative research with full- and part-time colleagues from other institutions in the Laureate network. Faculty serving as PIs and co-PIs on collaborative research proposals must be employed at a Laureate network institution for a minimum of 6 months. 

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