IDEA Grants RFP Released

On April 26, DELTA will release the Request for Proposal (RFP) for this year’s cycle of IDEA grants (2011-2012). DELTA’s Innovation in Distributed Education Applications (IDEA) Grants are a competitive awards program that promotes innovation in the use of instructional technology in online distance teaching and learning, builds expertise in this area, and enhances the technology-rich learning environment at North Carolina State University. DELTA provides assistance in the form of personnel hours and funds to faculty and staff.

Grants are available in three categories: Course grants, Exploratory grants, and Evidence of Impact grants. Course grants develop for distance education both instructional materials for an existing DE course as well as the development of new DE courses. Exploratory Grants explore targeted emerging technologies and their application to teaching and learning. Evidence of Impact Grants assess the effectiveness of various learning technology applications to improve student outcomes in blended, hybrid, or online courses. Detailed program information is available online at Consultation requests and any questions can be sent to The application deadline is May 26, 2011.