Grant Information & Application
NTR’s teaching grants support the development of new instructional materials in the areas of negotiation and conflict management. NTR is particularly interested in proposals that develop multi-stage and or team on team exercises in which team members have conflicting interests or priorities. It is also interested in supporting AI facilitated learning initiatives. NTR is prepared to fund 5 teaching grants of up to $5,000 each annually.
NTR’s teaching grants are open to scholars associated with universities globally. Scholars and teams of scholars at any career stage are eligible for NTR teaching grants, however, NTR prioritizes supporting younger scholars.
The recipient’s institution must be able to accept the grant funds in U.S. dollars and commit to taking no overhead or indirect expense costs. NTR is a 501c(3) not-for-profit corporation
The NTR Board of Directors reviews the teaching grant proposals.
Evaluation criteria include: 1) Quality of application – innovative idea to facilitate learning; 2) Feasibility of activity – likelihood of activity being used in classrooms beyond those of the developers; 3) Priority for supporting underdeveloped areas, such as a multi-round exercise, an exercise that is team on team with team members having different interests, an exercise involving agents.4) Priority for supporting materials that teach concepts.
Acknowledgement and Product
Scholars should acknowledge NTR support in publications that result from their projects: “The development of this exercise was supported by a grant from NTR (negotiationandteamresources.com).”
NTR will have right of first refusal to distribute new teaching materials developed with funding from NTR. NTR’s author licensing agreement is available upon request.
The NTR teaching grant period is two years. At the end of the grant period, NTR expects scholars to submit a completed project as well as an abstract of no more than 500 words describing the project. NTR encourages grant recipients to use their product in their own classrooms and present their product in venues designed to help teach others to use teaching materials.
Teaching grant money may be used for video, programming, project related travel (not conferences), teaching expenses, and software (but usually not hardware). If an internship is part of the application, the application must be signed by applicant and host.
Proposals are due April 1. Complete the downloadable Application Form, which requires a 500 word abstract, a budget, no more than a 10-page proposal, and vita. Funding decisions are usually made by May 15.
NTR Teaching Grant Internship Host Guidelines
- Hosts should have significant past experience teaching negotiation, conflict, and/or dispute resolution, and be teaching during the period of the internship.
- Hosts’ institutions are expected to provide support for the intern in obtaining any necessary visas, and health insurance. If home country health care will not extend coverage, NTR funds may be used for health insurance. Hosts are expected to welcome the resident and invite the resident to meet regularly with the host and the host’s teaching assistants during the period of planning for, delivering, and grading the class.
- NTR Teaching Interns should not be treated as a free teaching assistant with full responsibility for getting materials to students or grading. However, learning how to write an exam, how to grade, and how to give student feedback are important elements of learning how to teach negotiation, conflict, and dispute resolution.