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Call for Proposals: Instructional Improvement Grants

Call for Proposals – Instructional Improvement Grants
CTAL requests proposals for this year's Instructional Improvement Grants Program. The program offers funding for two types of projects: Faculty Curriculum Development and Faculty Travel.
1. Faculty Curriculum Development Grants - These awards are set aside for innovative projects conducted by individual faculty (amount up to $6,000), or disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary teams of faculty (amount up to $18,000). Professional staff who are directly involved with student instruction are also invited to apply. Projects at both undergraduate and graduate levels are invited. Proposals may focus on the following aspects of curriculum development: creation of new courses, significant revision of existing courses, or integration of innovative pedagogies and/or assessments that support student learning.
Mini-grants of less than $1,000 are also available under this funding category for small-scale projects that improve or enrich existing undergraduate courses. Please contact CTAL at 302-831-2027 or send an email to to discuss your small-scale project and receive application details.
2. Faculty Travel Grants of up to $1,000 are available to support faculty participation in off-campus workshops or seminars on pedagogy, or conferences directly related to teaching; conferences may be discipline-specific or higher education pedagogy-focused. Professional staff who are directly involved with student instruction are also eligible to apply.

Applications for both instructional grant types will be considered on a rolling basis from September 23, 2013 until April 21, 2014, or until all funds are expended.

Faculty Curriculum Development Grant projects must be completed by the end of spring semester 2015 with a final report submitted to CTAL by August 3, 2015.