Grant Application Information

You can access the application here.

If you receive an ELT grant, you are committed to the following:

  • If you have not done so already, taking an Intro to Experiential Learning and Teaching workshop, offered at various points during the year

  • Co-presenting with a student within 6 months of the grant implementation in a public forum, preferably the EL Symposium 

  • Completing our post-grant implementation survey

The application asks for the following material:

  • 1 paragraph (300 words max) description of the proposal

  • Detailed budget with expenditures

  • Information about other sources of funding for this project/proposal

  • 1-2 paragraph description of how your proposal incorporates at least one of the following Experiential Learning Teaching Principles: Authenticity, Relevancy, Connection to Future Opportunities and Active Learning

  • 1-2 paragraph description of how your proposal will affect at least one of the Experiential Learning Student Goals: Agency, Belonging, Competency

  • 1-2 paragraph description of how you plan to assess the impact or success of your proposal

Experiential Learning and Teaching Grants

We are very pleased to announce the establishment of Experiential Learning and Teaching grants. These grants will be awarded on a rolling basis throughout the year until the current year’s funds are exhausted. You may apply for grants from $50 up to $5000. All faculty (tenured, tenure-track, and contract) are eligible to apply. Staff may apply in partnership with a faculty member. All proposals will be reviewed within 2-4 weeks of submission.

These grants are intended to support the four teaching principles (Authenticity, Relevancy, Connection to Future Opportunities, Active Learning) and the three student goals (Agency, Belonging and Competency) of Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis. In the application you will be asked to select at least one teaching principle and one student goal that will guide your proposal narrative and the grant implementation.

Proposals will be reviewed by members of the Experiential Learning Committee.

Possible proposals could include:

  • Teaching a community engaged/service learning course

  • Creating a 2 credit practicum course to complement a 4 credit base course

  • Incorporating a team consulting project or archival research into your course

  • Redesigning your course to include more experiential learning components (active and reflective learning)

  • Hiring a CA or undergraduate peer TA to support community partner or project logistics

  • Professional development opportunities (conferences, seminars, workshops)

  • Funding for student participation in conferences

  • Integrating off-campus experiences into your course

  • Team-building activities (e.g. ropes course experience)

  • Developing a partnership between a staff office and a particular course or major