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Spring 2015

Fall 2015 

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Teaching Innovation Grants

Grants to support innovation in teaching are funded by the Provost’s Office and administered through the CTL.  These grants are intended to promote excellence in teaching through the development of innovative instructional methods, new methods of assessing learning or the redesign or courses using technology.  While each year has a particular focus, all proposals that address innovation in teaching, assessment, or course design are considered.

What can grants pay for?

  • Attendance at courses, seminars, or workshops  
  • Travel and admissions fees  
  • Summer stipends   
  • Teaching assistants or student workers
  • External consultants or specialists
  • Honoraria/travel for external experts
  • Equipment, software, or supplies
  • Publications

Typically, grants are awarded for between $2000 and $10,000.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Tenure-track and Tenured faculty
  • Contract faculty on multi-year contracts who teach at least two courses per year
  • Part time faculty who have taught at least four courses in the previous three years

Faculty may apply in teams or as individuals. 

What is the application process?

The request for proposals is announced each spring for the upcoming fiscal year.  Applications for FY18-19 will be available this spring and will be due by March 25, 2018.  These grant funds will be released on July 1, 2018 and must be spent by June 15, 2019.  Faculty interested in learning more about the application process and those who would like to refine their ideas are invited to attend information session on March 7.

A committee of faculty made up of Davis Scholars and former recipients of the Teaching Innovation grant and chaired by Karen Muncaster and Dan Perlman reviews proposals.  Successful proposals describe a project that is not just new, but innovative.  Applicants are asked to provide a rationale with clear goals, a project timeline, an assessment plan, evidence of applicability to other areas and sustainability beyond one year along with a detailed budget.

For additional information, contact Nicole Murphy at


Read a winning proposal submitted by a faculty member from GRALL

Read a winning proposal submitted by faculty from BCHM and BIOL.

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