Teaching Innovation Grants: Applications

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The Provost’s Office, through the Center for Teaching and Learning, is pleased to provide annual Teaching Innovation Grants for Brandeis faculty. These grants are intended to promote excellence and innovation in teaching by means of evidence-based practice.

Grant recipients

Areas of Focus

All proposals that address innovation in teaching at the course, department, program, area, division or school level will be considered. Preference will be given to projects that address one or more of the following:


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


Eligible expenses include:

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

Budget Guidelines

Criteria for Selection

A selection committee consisting of Mary-Ann Winkelmes, executive director, Center for Teaching and Learning, representatives from the Committee on Teaching, Learning and Assessment, former Teaching Innovation Grant recipients, and representatives from each school and division will review proposals and make their recommendation to the provost by April 2021. 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 and CTL Scholars, the Library’s Instructional Designers and other Library staff, Student Accessibility Support staff, the Materials Research Science and Education staff and other campus collaborators will offer a variety of instructional design and other services to help you plan, design and implement your innovation. Any questions should be directed to Mary-Ann Winkelmes, executive director of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Proposals are due March 8, 2021

access the application form

Download a copy of the questions from the application form (pdf).

Applicants will receive notification by May 2021. Recipients will present their outcomes at a campus wide forum and share their findings on the Center for Teaching and Learning website.