DELTA Grants

Looking for assistance to develop or improve a course with the latest technologies or research-based best practices?

Partner with us through DELTA Grants!

The DELTA Grants program provides support through key services and financial resources to increase student success through faculty partnerships. Our goal is to collaborate on reusable efforts with a large reach to enhance teaching and learning through technology.

We offer several grant types to enhance the creation of online or hybrid courses, promote teaching effectiveness, develop large course redesigns, experiment with better ways to engage students, and more.

If you have any questions before the next grant cycle begins, please email deltagrants@ncsu.edu.

The DELTA Grants 2018-19 cycle is closed.

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What are the benefits and services faculty gain by partnering with DELTA?

With a DELTA Grant, you get:

  • Your own DELTA team to collaborate with you to find solutions for your instructional challenges.
  • Our expertise in instructional design, new media development, application development and more (depending on the project scope).
  • Your time investment will multiply the benefits of your DELTA team’s success.
  • Financial resources to use for personnel, conferences, equipment, etc.
  • A partnerships to impact teaching with technology based on pedagogy.

Which DELTA Grant is right for me?

Rapid Design Course Redesign Grants

The focus of Rapid Design (RD) Course Grants is to empower faculty to quickly produce quality, best-practices-based online and distance education courses. This is accomplished through the application of DELTA-developed templates, step-by-step guides, and consulting sessions to ensure that faculty have the tools and skills necessary to design or redesign their courses.

You might be this grant type if:

  • Your credit-bearing course is offered at NC State University, developed for and with enrollment potential primarily for non-campus Online and Distance Education program students.
  • You need support for to efficiently and effectively put a quality course online.
  • You are highly motivated and can do a lot with the right resources and guidance.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning (BL) grants provide funding and DELTA staff assistance for the design and development of instructional materials and strategies for environments combining face-to-face and online learning best practices.

You might be this grant type if:

  • Your credit-bearing course is offered at NC State University.
  • You need support for integrating online learning into face-to-face courses.
  • You need assistance with designing effective and pedagogically appropriate blended learning courses.
  • You seek guidance with course development tools.
  • You want development of web-based and multimedia learning materials, as needed.

Critical Path Course Redesign Grants

Critical Path (CP) Course Redesign grants fund the redesign of large enrollment or critical path courses on the undergraduate level and required by the major, college or university for graduation.

You might be this grant type if:

  • You have taught the course at least once at NC State University AND are actively involved with teaching the proposed course.
  • Your course is at the undergraduate level AND is required for graduation by the major, college, or university.
  • You seek support for partial or full redesign of a large enrollment or critical path courses.
  • You need development of interactive computer-based materials and activities.

Online and Distance Education Course Grants

Online and Distance Education (ODE) grants provide funding and DELTA staff assistance for the design and development of an online and distance education course or the creation of instructional materials for the expansion or substantial revision of an established course.

You might be this grant type if:

  • Your credit-bearing course is at NC State University, developed for and with enrollment potential primarily for non-campus Online and Distance Education program students.
  • You need support for the creation or substantial revision of an online and distance education course designed according to national course quality standards and best practices.
  • You seek to emphasize innovation in the use of technology and pedagogy in online teaching and learning.
  • You want development of web-based and multimedia learning materials, as needed.

Exploratory Grants

Exploratory (EX) grants provide funding to examine a single application or to address a unique instructional challenge in an existing course.

You might be this grant type if:

  • You seek support for the exploration of targeted emerging technologies and their application to teaching and learning, or the exploration of unique challenges in presenting, delivering or engaging students in learning.

Faculty Fellows Grants

Faculty Fellows (FF) grants sponsor NC State faculty to work with DELTA to share their experience teaching and learning with technology, allowing the campus community to benefit from their expertise.

You might be this grant type if:

  • You want to collaborate with DELTA staff to support other faculty in teaching effectively using campus technologies, including Moodle, Blackboard Collaborate, Google Apps for Education, My Mediasite, and other related tools.
  • You have been employed at NC State University at least five years.