Teaching Innovation and Other Funding


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. View past award recipients here.

Information Literacy Grants

The information literacy grant program supports faculty who are interested in working with librarians in designing courses which increase student information literacy. Faculty and librarians work together to develop coursework in which students have the opportunity to think critically about how to find, evaluate, and apply information sources.

Affordable and Open Educational Resources Grants

Faculty who are interested in incorporating open educational resources into their courses can apply for funding to compliment their efforts. These grants, funded by the Library with support from the Center for Teaching and Learning,  will also allow faculty to engage with librarians, instructional designers, and Faculty Fellows from the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Freishtat Accessible Course Excellence in Teaching Grants (FACET)

Student Accessibility Support, in Academic Services, has received donor funds to award monetary grants to faculty to develop expertise in creating course materials that are accessible to students with disabilities. The FACET grant application is open to all full-time and part-time faculty and is being delivered as a partnership with the Center for Teaching and Learning. Accessible course materials can be read by text-to-speech software and include readings, Latte site, presentation slides, videos, and graphics. 

HistoryMakers Archive Grants

For the second year, the Provost has set aside up to $20,000 from the Provost’s Teaching Innovation Fund to support faculty members’ work this academic year to incorporate material from the Library’s HistoryMakers archive into their course materials, or to organize sessions outside of class for the Brandeis community using material from the archive.

Experiential Learning and Teaching Grants

Experiential Learning and Teaching is 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 this 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 Opportunity, 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.