Call for Proposals

Award criteria

The award recognizes outstanding and innovative teaching projects in field of interdisciplinary research-oriented teaching. The project should commit to the guiding principles of the institutional strategy:

  • Veritas: Committing to the highest methodological standards and good academic practice
  • Iustitia: Promoting potential regardless of social status, sex, national origin, religion, creed, or ethnicity
  • Libertas: Supporting the autonomy and self-monitoring of the student’s learning process

Teaching projects should (theoretically and practically) contribute to the development of research-oriented teaching at Freie Universität.

The Teaching Award will be advertised annually with changing thematic emphases.

Application

The grant money is intended to enable or facilitate the implementation of teaching project proposals. Applications referring to an already finalized or closed project are only accepted if the grant money is used to continue the teaching project.

Research-oriented teaching projects may be submitted by students as well as teachers.

The research-oriented teaching project should have an extent of 2-4 SWS and should contribute to the development of innovative teaching methods within the field of research-oriented teaching.

The feasibility of proposals must be established through the approval of the appropriate department.

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The teaching award 2015 is being announced with a focus on sustainability. It will be awarded to project proposals that focus explicitly on sustainability or that integrate findings of sustainability-oriented top-level research into teaching. Innovative teaching formats and forms of work should be taken into account as well. The prize will be awarded for the realization of the proposal/ project during the summer semester 2016.

For details on objectives, criteria and how to apply, please refer to the call for proposals (pdf).

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The teaching award 2014 is being announced with a focus on regional partnerships. It will be awarded to project proposals that incorporate members of partner institutions from the Berlin-Brandenburg research hub, particularly from the Berlin-Dahlem Research Campus, or that integrate findings of regional, cooperative top-level research into teaching. The award is meant to support the submitted project proposal with resources for the invitation of guest speakers, for the acquisition of teaching materials, for the implementation of tutorials and the hiring of student assistants, for excursions (e.g. conferences), the development of virtual teaching environments, and the like.

For details on objectives, criteria and how to apply, please refer to the call for proposals (pdf).

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