A Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 co-educational independent day school in Westchester County, New York

Research & Innovation Grants

Each year, the School accepts proposals for student-centered projects that advance the School’s mission. A committee of RCDS administrators (including the Head of School, Assistant Heads of School, Division Principals, and Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning) selects up to five of the proposed projects to fund. Faculty and staff who receive Research & Innovation grants have one summer and the following school year to grow their projects from idea to implementation.

The RCDS Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning has overseen 17 faculty-led projects since its launch in 2016. Over 30 RCDS faculty members have received Research & Innovation grants.

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2024-25 Research & Innovation Grant Application Process and Timeline

December 4, 2023 - February 23, 2024
Prospective applicants should meet with the Director of the Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

March 1, 2024
Grant Applications Due

March 25, 2024
Applicants Notified of Decisions

Summer 2024
Accepted Projects Commence


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Note: Due to COVID-19, and the need for all faculty to innovate and collaborate, RCDS did not run the fellowship program during the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years.