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Teaching Enhancement Grant Application

Teaching Enhancement Grants for Fall 2012 Courses

Early Fall Competition

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, September 21, 2012

The Teaching Enhancement Program is designed to help faculty enhance student learning during a single course. With this grant, faculty may be reimbursed for classroom expenditures up to $100.

Brief, but specific, description (c.100 words) of how the award would be used including e.g., names of speakers, admission costs, titles of books or software.


Ground Rules for Use of Funding

  • 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 supplies 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 etc.)
  • 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 prior semesters or prior expenditures.
  • Awards must be used (and all receipts for reimbursement received in CTRL) by January 31, 2013. Original receipts should be submitted, in person, to Julie Spaeth in Hurst Hall 214.

If you have questions, please contact Julie Spaeth ( or 202-885-2105).