Pogil - Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

2016 SPUR+ Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Ashley Mahoney from Bethel University, and Rob Whitnell from Guilford College, for receiving the 2016 SPUR+ Grant for their proposal: "SPIRAL: Strengthening the use of Process, Inquiry, Reflection and Application in the Laboratory."  Read more about Ashley and Rob's proposal....

Are you an experienced POGIL Practitioner with something you'd like to work on? Consider applying for a 2017 SPUR+ Grant!

The POGIL Project SPUR+ Grant Program

When Rick Moog was awarded the American Chemical Society’s 2016 Pimentel Award for outstanding contributions to chemical education, he accepted the award on behalf of The POGIL Project and the entire POGIL community—noting that in true POGIL fashion, you can’t do it alone. In honor of the Pimentel Award, and in celebration of the POGIL community and the power of people working together to bring about lasting change in education, The POGIL Project is introducing SPUR+.

The new POGIL SPUR+ is designed to promote new ideas and spur collaboration between POGIL community members. SPUR+ will award small seed grants of up to $2500 for proposals that further the goals of The POGIL Project as described in its current strategic plan. The original SPUR grant program ran from 2007-2009 and funded 17 proposals, resulting in many significant and successful projects still in use today.

Important Dates for POGIL SPUR+

There will be one "round" of awards each year.

  • Deadline for proposals: 5:00 p.m. E.T. on October 2, 2017.
  • Proposals accepted: August 1, 2017, through October 2, 2017.
  • Award decisions: November 15, 2017.
  • Projects must start between January 1, 2018, and July 1, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply for a SPUR+ Grant

Official SPUR+ Grant Guidelines