T-CART Grants


The Office of the Provost and Information Systems are excited to announce the 2019 Technology-engaged Creative Activity, Research, and Teaching (T-CART) Grant Program. This joint grant program provides funding for Faculty summer projects to explore new and existing technologies with the potential to enhance teaching, scholarly, and creative work. This is the opportunity for Faculty to delve into a range of technologies, devices, and software and to integrate them into their work.

T-CART includes two grants: the annual Summer Technology Exploration Program (STEP) grants, and the inaugural year of Summer WakerMaker Faculty Fellow grants for the new WakerSpace. The WakerMaker Faculty Fellow is a new grant program which will be awarded to Faculty to explore technology that exists in the new WakerSpace. The STEP grant program will consider all new and existing technologies.

Examples of technology explored with prior grants include iPads or other tablets and associated apps, Chromebooks, Kindles and other eReaders, WFU DEAC Cluster use for data mining, incorporation of Google Sketchup, and lecture capture and live streaming systems. The University owns licenses for video collaboration software and has nearly 25 new next‐generation video conference rooms.

The above technologies are supported as part of proposals, however, use and development of other technologies is also strongly encouraged. Some examples to consider include, but are not limited to:

  • Oculus (Virtual Reality)
  • 3D Printing
  • Imaging (GoPro and Lytro)
  • Aerial tools (drones)
  • Augmented reality (Star Chart)
  • Wearables (Apple Watches, Fitbit)
  • iPads for classroom engagement
  • Clickers for polling
  • Swivl for lecture capture

For more details about each grant and to start an application, please visit:

STEP Call for Proposals

WakerMaker Faculty Fellow Call for Proposals

Both grant applications are due by February 15, 2019. Recipients will be notified on March 8, 2019.

Please email tcart@wfu.edu with any questions.