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Grant Opportunities

Teaching Enhancement Grants

The Teaching Enhancement Grants Program supports enhancement of student learning during a single course. Winners of these grants are reimbursed up to $100 for course expenditures. Fall, Spring and Summer competitions are held each year.

Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2016 semester. 

The application can be found here.

 

Eligibility | Guidelines | Selection Process


Timeline for Fall 2016 Competition:

Opening date for applications: August 1, 2016
Closing date for applications: September 23, 2016
Notification (sooner where possible): September 30, 2016

If awarded a Teaching Enhancement Grant for a Fall 2016 course, funds must be used and all original receipts for reimbursement must be submitted to CTRL by January 27, 2017 in Hurst Hall 214.

Eligibility:
Any faculty member teaching full-time or part-time during the semester when the grant would be used is eligible to apply.

Guidelines:

  • Funds may be used for such purposes as honoraria for outside speakers or materials that are “used up” during the course (e.g., short-term subscription to online teaching tools, special materials for a science or arts course that doesn’t have a lab fee). Funds may not be used for basic “school supplies” (e.g., poster board, markers).
  • Grants can    
  1. be made directly to a faculty member;
  2. be transferred to an academic department or program budget; or
  3. be paid directly to a guest lecturer. 
  • Grants will not be awarded to applicants requesting funding for international honoraria.
  • Materials that are durable (e.g., books, DVDs) become the property of the university, though they may be used by the recipients for subsequent course offerings.
  • Grants must be used for the item(s) listed in the recipient’s application.
  • Grants are not designed to support faculty research or conference attendance.
  • Grants cannot be used for food or gift certificates for food.
  • Grants will not be awarded to applicants requesting funds for expenditures that have already been incurred.
  • Grants are made only once for a specific teaching enhancement (e.g., an honorarium for a guest lecturer). Faculty seeking funding for the same (or very similar) teaching enhancement in a subsequent course are encouraged to explore funding possibilities with their academic department or program.
  • Recipients are asked to submit a brief report (c. 50-75 words) summarizing the pedagogical outcomes of their award.

Selection Process:
The selection panel is composed of members of CTRL.

If you have questions, please contact CTRL or 202-885-2105.