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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. All CITL-sponsored grants are open to full-time IUB faculty, both tenure track and non-tenure track.

The deadline for most of the grants is the third Friday in February; in 2016, that deadline is February 19. The deadline for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants will be November 6, 2015. 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.

Please note that in order to support as wide a group of faculty members as possible, we are limiting recipients to one CITL-funded project at a time. That includes grants, faculty learning communities, fellowships, and other paid programs. (e.g., You cannot receive funding for participating in an FLC while you are receiving funding for a SOTL grant.) Further, we request that individuals focus on and apply for only one grant or FLC at a time; please don’t apply for multiple programs in hopes of increasing your odds.

Student 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: Dec 16, 2016.

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. Extended Deadline: March 11, 2016.

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. October 28, 2016.

The ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Service-Learning

The Service-Learning Program at IUB welcomes nominations for our 2014-15 ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Service-Learning. This award recognizes exceptional ACEs who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the facilitation of service-learning at their agencies. Deadline: February 19, 2016, for the 2015-2016 academic year.

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: $750. Deadline: March 3, 2017.

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: November 11, 2016 for spring; March 24, 2017 for summer.

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. Extended Deadline: March 11, 2016.

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. Extended Deadline: March 11, 2016.

Note: Due to re-staff and re-organization within the CITL's Service Learning Program, we are suspending Project Engage for 2016. We will be spending some time determining the best approaches for supporting the development on service learning courses at IU Bloomington.

Related Grants and Awards

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

Jesse Fine Fellowship (Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions)

The Jesse Fine Fellowship supports the development of new and revised courses that address practical and professional ethics in curriculum across the University. Courses in all fields and schools are eligible; successful proposals may involve designing a new course, or proposing a substantive revision to an existing course in order to include more ethics or improve its treatment of ethics. The course must be approved to be offered by  the applicant’s home department or school before the end of 2018. Faculty at all levels as well as graduate students who teach may apply. Deadline: February 28, 2016.

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: February 19.

Information Literacy Course Grants & Curriculum Grants (IUB Libraries)

These grants are intended to support course instructors and librarians in collaboratively integrating information literacy into a course or academic program. As a result of these projects, students will have opportunities throughout a course or program to develop their abilities to engage with and use sources critically in order to accomplish specific purposes within or beyond a given discipline. Course instructors will define the more particular meanings and applications of information literacy to their course or program.
Course Grants are awarded to full-time instructors and associate instructors. Deadline: November 6, 2015 for Spring 2016 courses; April 1, 2016 for Fall 2016 courses.
Curriculum Grant applications may be submitted by a team of at least three full-time instructors of a single academic program. Deadline: April 29, 2016, for 2016-18 proposals.

Annual Intensive Writing Essay Prizes (CITL 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: TBD, typically the first week of March.

CITL consultants 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.