Grant Proposal Submission
How could you help change education with $5k? Or even $10k?
Canvas has always believed in education and innovation. Now we’re putting our money where our mouth is and offering $100k in grants to help spur innovation in education. The most innovative ideas in specific categories for both Higher Ed and K-12, as judged by a panel of experts, will receive grant money to help get their difference-making ideas off the ground. Submissions may include (but are not limited to) content, applications, classroom techniques, tools, and who knows what other amazing thing you brilliant people might come up with. We’ll announce the winners at SXSWedu in March 2014. Submit Today
Higher Ed Categories
For Higher Ed, Canvas is offering five grants of $10K apiece. Can’t find a category that fits your idea? Just pick the closest one. We want the best ideas, whether or not they fit into our tidy little boxes.
- Facilitating competency-based learning
- Engaging students throughout the course of their education
- Blending online and face-to-face courses
- New models of content and curriculum development and sharing
- Applying universal design to online learning
For K-12, Canvas is offering ten grants of $5K apiece. Can’t find a category that fits your idea? Just pick the closest one. We want the best ideas, whether or not they fit into our tidy little boxes.
- Meeting demands of standards
- Extending the classroom
- Involving parents in meaningful ways
- PK-5 technology
- Special education
- Personalized learning paths
- 1:1 initiatives
- Universal design for learning
- Project-based learning
Higher Ed JudgesJim Groom University of Mary Washington Mike Caulfield Washington State University George Siemens Athabasca University Audrey Watters Hack Education Jesse Stommel Hybrid Pedagogy and University of Wisconsin-Madison Larry Cooperman OpenCourseware and UC Irvine Josh Kim Inside Higher Ed and Dartmouth Nancy White Full Circle Associates
K-12 JudgesChris Lehmann Science Leadership Academy Linda Nathan Boston Public Schools and Boston Arts Academy Scott McLeod Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency Jaime Casap Google Tom Vander Ark Getting Smart and Learn Capital Sean Junkins Horry County Schools Steven Anderson Web 2.0 Classroom
So you want to submit your idea for a Canvas Grant? Awesome.
Our goal is to make grants available and open to any ideas, types, styles. So, whether you’re working on content, pedagogy or even an app–as long as it’s new and exciting—let us help you bring it to life. That’s why we’re making our application process, like the rest of Canvas, open. Sure, we’ve provided some framework and need some basics from you, but we’ll accept videos, presentations, papers, prototypes, whatever. We just need to get a clear idea of what you’re proposing. The clearer the idea, the more likely it is to have legs. The best thing to do is post your supporting materials online and send us links in the application.
That said, here’s what we’ll need from you:
- Your great big idea (in summary form)
- How you’ll use the grant money
- Links to any supporting documentation (video, PPT, documents, prototypes, etc.)
- The usual personal details (name, role/position, institution, email, etc.)
Submissions open October 14, 2013 and close January 20, 2014.
- Innovation/Wow Factor/X-factor/Holy Crap! factor (Score 1-5)
- Potential for practical application (Score 1-5)
- Adherence to open standards (Score 1-5)
- Breadth of application or reusability of submission (Score 1-5)
- Experience/expertise of submitter and/or team (Score 1-5)
- Fits provided categories (y/n)