Think[box] Faculty Fellowship Grants

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We are no longer accepting applications for Faculty Fellowship Grants.

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The Sears think[box] Faculty Fellowship (TFF) grants are designed to promote engagement of CWRU faculty with Sears think[box]. The program provides opportunities for CWRU teaching faculty to explore ways to integrate think[box] resources and experiences into curriculum offerings. The grants will fund content development for curricular applications. Each project will include a think[box] staff member as co-PI. We expect the following outcomes:

  • Curriculum content
  • Publication opportunities
  • External funding opportunities


Open to all faculty at Case Western Reserve University.

Call for Proposals

Please review the Call for Proposals before submitting your application.

Application Timeframe

Applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship program must be submitted by 9:00 a.m. on May 18, 2022 to be considered. Applications are then reviewed and will be approved by May 25. Funding will be released before the start of the 2022-2023 academic year, and must be used during that academic year.

How Funds are Awarded and Used

A maximum of 5 awards will be granted, each for a maximum amount of $8,000 in funding, to cover costs such as materials, small tools and equipment, teaching assistant time, and other related expenses. Funds may be used to pay for external prototyping or machining services when the work cannot be performed at Sears think[box]. All funds must directly assist in the integration of think[box] into a CWRU academic course.

Review Committee

Applications are reviewed and approved by senior staff members from Sears think[box].

Reporting Requirements

  • All faculty who are awarded funding from the think[box] Faculty Fellowship program will be asked to join a bi-monthly meeting to provide progress updates.
  • At the conclusion of the academic year, awardees will be asked to provide a spreadsheet that documents how the funds were spent.

Fund Disbursement

If you are selected to receive support from the Think[box] Faculty Fellowship program, funding will be journaled to a speedtype you provide.