Innovative Technology and Education (ITE) Awards


Undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, staff and faculty requiring technology-related equipment and/or software for student-based instruction and/or research are invited to apply for an URSA Innovative Technology and Education (ITE) Award of up to $5,000. Funds for these awards come from a percentage of student fees.

 All funds must be spent by June 15, 2020.

Applicants are limited to two ITE awards every three years. This policy allows for a greater number of individuals to receive awards.

The deadline to apply is March 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm.

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Scoring Criteria

Award selections by the URSA ITE Review Panel will be based on:

  • Written quality of the proposal and purpose of the equipment/software
  • Direct benefit to the educational experience of students (including the number of students benefiting from the equipment/software)
  • While the subject and results may contribute to an individual faculty member’s program of instruction, research or creative scholarship, the use of technology-related equipment/software must involve undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Implementation schedule (all  equipment/software will be the property of the awardee’s department; therefore, the overseeing department must be identified in the proposal)
  • Detailed list of equipment/software with specifications and costs (a copy of the cost estimate from the manufacturer/supplier must be provided)
  • Maintenance plan for the equipment/software
  • Funds must be spent no later than June 15, 2020