The POGIL Project call for research proposals

The POGIL Project, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, seeks to support multiple short-term pilot studies of student engagement in classroom settings involving the POGIL pedagogy.

Although not a requirement for funding, studies that promote the use and refinement of the ELIPSS (Enhancing Learning by Improving Process Skills in STEM) rubrics for assessment and improvement of student process skills and/or the use and refinement of the OPTIC (Observation Protocol for Teaching in Interactive Classrooms) classroom observational tool to help practitioners document, reflect on, and improve their practices are desirable.

The POGIL Project is also particularly interested in studies that provide insight regarding issues of inclusiveness, belongingness, and student diversity.

Data should be gathered during the 2022-23 academic year, with a final report due by October 1, 2023.

Up to $50,000 in total costs may be requested per award. The POGIL Project anticipates being able to award at least two grants at this level, and possibly more depending on the amounts requested.

A letter of intent (desirable but not required) is due by March 1, 2022 with full proposals due on March 31, 2022. Award decisions will be announced no later than May 15, 2022.

The POGIL Project may be able to provide limited assistance to interested investigators who are seeking instructors or sites with whom to partner.

For complete details, please see the announcement of this request for proposals at:

Please contact Libby Caldwell (, Director of Development, with any questions.


Rick Moog

Director, The POGIL Project

PO Box 3003

Lancaster, PA 17604-3003

Phone: 717-358-3804

FAX: 717-358-4640