SoTL Manuscript Completion Program

Have you gathered and analyzed data for a SoTL study but are struggling to finish preparing it for publication? The hybrid Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Manuscript Completion Program provides funding for up to eight (8) KSU faculty members to spend time in person and online focusing on completing writing goals, supported by a structured consultation and peer review process.

CETL defines SoTL as:

systematic inquiry into student learning and/or one’s own teaching practices in higher education which involves methodologically sound application of appropriate research methods, peer review, and distribution as scholarly work.

2024 Program Schedule 

All meetings will be held 9:00am - 12:00pm.

  • May 13: in-person at the CETL Research Lab
  • May 14: online
  • May 16: in-person at the CETL Research Lab
  • May 17: online
  • May 20: online
  • May 21: in-person at the CETL Research Lab

Funding Amount

$1250 in summer salary (paid in June, subject to KSU fiscal policies). 


To be considered, applicants must have: 1) completed the SoTL Research Design Micro-Credential, which uses the Hopscotch 4-SoTL research planning tool, and 2) have a SoTL project that will be complete and ready to be written for publication by the time of the program (May 2024). 

Applicants must commit to the entire timeline noted above. Collaborative projects are welcomed; however, only the lead author will receive funding. Funding is subject to receipt of the deliverable: a completed draft of a manuscript for submission to a SoTL journal or book editor.

In the case that more than eight eligible applications are received, the applications will be accepted in the order in which they are received.

Deadline for Application

**Deadline Extended to Monday, March 25, 2024, 11:59pm**

Selection and Notification Process

All applications will be reviewed by the Faculty Development Committee with support from the CETL Associate Director for SoTL, using the criteria noted above. Applicants will be notified of a decision within two weeks after the application deadline. 


All KSU full-time faculty members are eligible for this program. 

Application Process

1. Download the SoTL Manuscript Completion Program Application.

2. Complete and sign the application.

3. Obtain your immediate supervisor’s signature (Chair/Director or Dean). 

4. Combine your signed application with the PDF generated by the Hopscotch 4-SoTL webtool into a single PDF.

5. Complete the required fields in the webform below.

6. Upload the combined PDF and submit the webform below. Incomplete applications (e.g., missing required signatures) will not be considered. 
You will receive an e-mail confirmation upon receipt. If you do not receive the confirmation e-mail, please contact CETL at It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the proposal was received by the deadline.