Teaching Innovation Grants: Applications

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The Provost’s Office, through the Center for Teaching and Learning, is pleased to provide Teaching Innovation Grants for Brandeis faculty and staff. These grants are intended to promote excellence and innovation in teaching by means of evidence-based practice. These grants are intended to promote excellence in teaching through the development of innovative instructional methods, new ways to assess teaching and learning, or the redesign of courses and curricula, by means of evidence-based practices. While each call for proposals suggests a particular focus, all proposals that address innovation in teaching, learning and assessment are considered.

Grant recipients

Eligibility

All members of the Brandeis teaching community may participate in Teaching Innovation Grant projects, while the following are eligible to apply as principal investigators:

Recipients will present their outcomes at a campus wide forum and share their findings on the Center for Teaching and Learning website.

Guidelines

Eligible expenses include:

The following are not eligible expenses for Teaching Innovation Grant funds:

Budget Guidelines

Eligible expenses include:

The following are not eligible expenses for Teaching Innovation Grant funds:

Criteria for Selection

A selection committee consisting of the executive director, Center for Teaching and Learning, representatives from the Committee on Teaching, Learning and Assessment, former Teaching Innovation Grant recipients, representatives from each school and division, a graduate student and undergraduate student will review proposals and make their recommendation to the Provost. They will evaluate proposals according to these criteria.

  1. the significance of the project and scale of the need
  2. the viability of the timeline and budget
  3. how Brandeis students and educators will benefit from the project
  4. what artifacts and measures will fully capture and communicate the project’s impact
  5. how the project’s findings and materials can serve the Brandeis teaching/learning community and any communities beyond Brandeis

Project Support

The Center for Teaching and Learning staff, CTL Mentors and Partners offer a variety of instructional design and other services to help you plan, design and implement your innovation. Any questions should be directed to ctl@brandeis.edu.

Application Form and Deadlines

Several deadlines each year are listed on the application form, along with the preferred themes for each round of proposals.