Teaching Innovation Grants

Three people standing in front of poster display for Teaching Innovagtion Grant

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.

Examples of past Projects and recipients 

Posters can also be viewed at the Center for Teaching and Learning in Farber Library.

Areas of Focus

In 2021-2022, projects are invited that focus on inclusive and anti-racist teaching/learning practices.


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 me by late April. 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 during 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

Supporting Services

The Center for Teaching and Learning, the Rabb School’s Instructional Design team, Student Accessibility Support staff, and Library staff 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.

The questions from the application form are available online.

Funds for independent projects will be released on July 1, 2020 and must be spent by June 15, 2021. Recipients will present their outcomes at a campus wide forum and share their findings on the Center for Teaching and Learning website.