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.
Application submission for Fall 2015 has closed.
Stay tuned for the Spring 2016 grants.
Eligibility | Guidelines | Selection Process
Timeline for Fall 2015 Competition:
|Opening date for applications:||August 3, 2015|
|Closing date for applications:||September 25, 2015
|Notification (sooner where possible):||October 2, 2015
If awarded a Teaching Enhancement Grant for a Fall 2015 course, funds must be used and all original receipts for reimbursement must be submitted to CTRL by January 29, 2016 in Hurst Hall 214.
- 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
- be made directly to a faculty member;
- be transferred to an academic department or program budget; or
- 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.
If you have questions, please contact CTRL or 202-885-2105.