Penn State COIL accepting proposals to fund online innovations in learning

September 26, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) is accepting proposals for its fall 2016 round of research grant funding.

COIL’s Research Initiation Grant Program provides seed funding to Penn State researchers whose projects have the potential to enhance teaching and learning through online innovations. It is expected that most of the project teams funded by COIL will use the preliminary evidence to pursue external funding for larger-scale studies.

The deadline for submissions for the fall 2016 round of funding is Nov. 14.

The mission of COIL is to guide the transformation of teaching and learning processes by supporting researchers who invent, investigate and implement the effects of technologically enhanced learning environments.

For more information about the Research Initiation Grant Program or current and previous funding recipients, visit

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Last Updated September 26, 2016