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Grants and Awards

The CITL sponsors a number of grants and awards to support IUB faculty members in developing innovative approaches to teaching and learning and to conduct evidenced-based inquiry into best teaching practices.

The deadline for most of the grants is the third Friday in February; in 2015 the deadline will be February 20. The deadline for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants will be on October 31, 2014. The Annual Intensive Writing Essay Prizes deadline is usually the first week in March. Please see the programs below for more information and specific deadlines, and contact us with any questions.

Learning Analytics Fellows Program: Call for Participation

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, in conjunction with the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, is eager to facilitate a community of faculty engaged in the scholarly activity of understanding our current collection of analytical data, suggesting new sources or models of data, and performing student learning research with that data. Deadline: Nov 14, 2014.

Active Learning Grants

Active Learning Grants provide funding to support the implementation of teaching strategies to enhance student engagement and active learning. Award: $1,500 per project. Deadline: February 20, 2015.

Project Engage Grants

Project Engage Fellows will develop a new service-learning course to be taught once before the year 2015 and twice between the years 2015 and 2020. Deadline: February 20, 2015.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Grants

SOTL grants provide funding to support research projects on teaching and learning at IUB. Awards: $2,000, $5,000, or $12,000. Deadline: October 31, 2014.

Service-Learning Faculty Fellowships

Service-Learning Faculty Fellows will be part of a learning community that explores issues related to service-learning and community-based research and will also serve as a resource for other instructors considering adopting a service-learning pedagogy or developing a community-based research design. Award: $1,000. Deadline: February 20, 2015, for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Service-Learning Graduate Fellowships

SL Graduate Fellows will be part of a learning community that explores issues related to service-learning and will also serve as a resource for other graduate students considering adopting a service-learning pedagogy. Award: $500. Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2014, for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Service-Learning Student Travel Scholarship

The Service-Learning Travel Scholarship from the Service-learning Program funds travel for IU-Bloomington students who are participating in service-learning courses or service related activities that require domestic or international travel for service-learning projects. Deadline: December 5, 2014 for spring; April 24, 2015 for summer.

Excellence in Service-Learning Student Award

This annual award recognizes five IUB students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to service-learning and community engagement during the academic year. Deadline for nominating letters is Friday, April 10, 2015.

Summer Instructional Development Fellowships

The Summer Instructional Development Fellowship (SIDF) program supports faculty members’ efforts to enhance student learning by encouraging innovative approaches to instruction and the development of measurable learning outcomes. The 2014 SIDF program focuses on developing innovative course designs that actively engage students in inquiry and discovery at the undergraduate level. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

Summer Writing-Teaching Grants

Summer Writing-Teaching Grants provide funding to help faculty design undergraduate courses that use writing in innovative and fruitful ways. Award: $1,500 per project. Deadline: February 14, 2014.


Related Grants and Awards

The following programs are not sponsored by CITL, but do connect to teaching at IUB.

Information Fluency Grants (IU Libraries)

The Indiana University Libraries offer an instructional development grant of $1,500 to create and reenergize courses that incorporate information fluency into undergraduate curricula and teach students how to do scholarly research. Deadline: March 14, 2014.

Sustainability Course Development Fellowship  (Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Office of Sustainability)

This award program supports faculty members' efforts to enhance teaching of topics related to sustainability and environmental literacy at the IU Bloomington campus. It will support innovative approaches to instruction of complex, interdisciplinary topics at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Service-learning courses and those that involve application of principles of sustainability to the IU Bloomington campus are of particular interest. Deadline: Annually on March 1.

Annual Intensive Writing Essay Prizes (Campus Writing Program)

The Intensive Writing Essay Prizes, sponsored jointly by the Campus Writing Program and the College of Arts and Sciences, have been established to recognize the work and excellence of students writing for IU Bloomington courses that fulfill the College's Intensive Writing requirement. The prizes also recognize the teaching efforts made by faculty to encourage and develop good student writing. Those faculty whose students receive Intensive Writing Essay Prizes will be recognized alongside their students. Deadline: March 7, 2014.


CITL staff members are available to discuss ideas or plans for these or any other teaching-related grant application you may be submitting. Contact us to set up an appointment.