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Proposals for teaching and education enhancement due Jan. 31

The Office of Faculty Support seeks proposals to the Alumni Class Funds for projects to improve the quality of teaching, enrich undergraduate learning experiences, and uphold MIT’s tradition of innovation. While the the Funds are not restricted to one goal, funding priorities closely align with MIT's current efforts to enhance education for undergraduates through technology, innovative teaching, or the wider dissemination of useful tools and good practices.

Among the projects recently supported by the Alumni Class Funds is a student-written booklet to accompany an exhibit of photographs of particle physics experiments currently on display at the MIT Museum. The students from Janet Conrad's subject 8.226 (Forty-Three Orders of Magnitude) describe the "back-story" behind the photographs — which originate from the book, "Time Machine," by Stanley Greenberg and depict experiments across five continents.

The Funds are made possible by contributions from members of the classes of 1951, 1955, 1972, and 1999. Grants typically range from $10,000 to $50,000 and cover a wide variety of creative and academic projects. Larger scale and multiple-year projects, and project renewals, will also be considered. Funding commitments are made annually.

Proposals for the 2014-2015 academic year are due Friday, Jan. 31. For more information, contact the Office of Faculty Support at 617-253-6776 or write to

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