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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 was February 20. 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.

Teaching with Canvas Pioneer Awards

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and University Information Technology Services are pleased to announce the “Teaching with Canvas Pioneer Awards” for the spring 2015 semester. The award of $2,500 is for documenting and sharing outstanding innovative student learning experiences with Canvas. Initial Deadline: March 6, 2015.

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. 11, 2015.

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. Applications for 2016-2017 grants are not currently being accepted but will be due in February 2016.

Project Engage Grants

Project Engage Fellows will develop a new service-learning course to be taught once during the 2016-2017 academic year and twice between the years 2017 and 2022. Extended deadline: February 19, 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. Deadline: November 6, 2015.

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: $1,000. Deadline: February 19, 2016, for the 2015-2016 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 4, 2015 for spring; April 22, 2016 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 8, 2016.

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 2015 SIDF program focuses on developing innovative course designs that connect directly with specific goals of the IUB Strategic PlanExtended Deadline: March 16, 2015.

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 16, 2015.

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: January 30, 2015.

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.

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: April 3, 2015 for Fall 2015 courses; November 6, 2015 for Spring 2016 courses
Curriculum Grant applications may be submitted by a team of at least three full-time instructors of a single academic program. Deadline: May 1, 2015

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 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.