Teaching, Advising and Mentoring Grants (TAM)
At least (10) Teaching, Advising and Mentoring Grants, each worth up to $15,000, are available annually on a competitive basis. The project must be initiated during the summer months, but the project period may continue through the following academic year. TAM Grants support teaching or advising projects carried out directly by the faculty applicant. Joint applications from more than one faculty member are also welcome. TAM grants will not be awarded to a faculty member more than once in three years except for rare circumstances.
The University Council on Teaching (UCT) invites creative, innovative, unusual, and out of the box proposals for the teaching, advising and mentoring of students at Boston College. The UCT favors proposals that go beyond the normal preparation of course development or the development of a new course needed by a department or school. Proposals using novel technologies or e-learning are encouraged, as well as proposals that support the Universitys commitment to the service of faith and the promotion of justice. Almost any expense can be covered by a grant, including up to $5,000 of summer stipend. The maximum amount of a grant is $15,000, although proposals seeking less funding are encouraged and may be more competitive. At the conclusion of the project, a brief summary of the project outcome should be submitted to the Office of The Provost no later than April 15, 2009.
Normally, no TAM grant will be awarded to a given faculty member more than once in three years.
This program is limited to funding of up to $2,000 and is similar to the Research Expense Grant Program. TAME funds may be used for almost any expense related to the improvement of teaching, advising or mentoring of BC students. For instance, funds may be used for supplies or equipment not covered by departmental budgets or faculty development at teaching oriented workshops. These funds may not be used to attend research-oriented conferences; however, funds may be used to attend a teaching-oriented workshop at a research conference.