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New Seed Grant Program Announced for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) is now offering a new seed grant program for the 2014-15 academic year. The first seed grant program (which was offered Summer 2012 through Spring 2014) was designed to broadly promote innovative teaching and learning activities at Stanford. As a result, VPOL has provided 81 grants and, overall, has helped 247 faculty and instructors produce 372 course projects covering subjects from each of Stanford's seven schools. Building on the success of that first program, VPOL is now offering seed grants to fund projects in two categories:

Teaching and Learning Innovation: Project awards in this category are meant to encourage the use of edge-technologies and innovative approaches to teaching and learning that benefit Stanford students, and in some cases, additional audiences.

High Impact: Projects in this category should have broad university impact, and significantly impact Stanford students and/or learners beyond Stanford. Preference will be given to projects that are demonstrably integrated with the strategic goals of one or more departments at Stanford, and they can involve coordination with other universities and communities of learning.  

There will be two submission periods in the 2014-2015 academic year, with proposals due December 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. 

For complete details, please see the Call for Proposals at:


Date published: October 24, 2014
Source: The Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning

For more information: 

Judith Romero, Stanford Online, (650) 725-7289,