Grants & Awards

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.

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

Please note:

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 Analytic Fellows

Award: $2000

Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017

Now in its second year, IUB's Student Learning Analytics Fellows Program is a community of scholars interested in using analytical data to further student achievement and success both within and across programs, departments, and schools. The Program is open to all full-time IUB faculty regardless of rank. Each Fellow will receive $2,000 in research funds, plus, if needed, a license for Tableau, software that enables the exploration of data and the sharing of discoveries through the use of dashboards and visualization tools. The Bloomington Assessment and Research (BAR) office will provide support to any Fellow who needs assistance with acquiring student records data, and in creating and using dashboards and other analytical tools within Tableau. Departmental support is necessary for annual maintenance of the Tableau software license beyond the first year.

Active Learning Grants

Award: $1,500

Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017, 9:00 am

Active Learning Grants provide funding to support the implementation of teaching strategies to enhance student engagement and active learning.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Grants

Award: $2,000, $5,000, or $12,000.

Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017, 9:00 am

SOTL grants provide funding to support research projects on teaching and learning at IUB. 

Summer Instructional Development Fellowships

Award: $8000

Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017, 9:00 am

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. 

Summer Writing-Teaching Grants

Award: $1,500 per project

Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017, 9:00 am

Summer Writing-Teaching Grants provide funding to help faculty design undergraduate courses that use writing in innovative and fruitful ways.

Jesse Fine Fellowship

Award: $2500

Deadline: Monday, February 27, 2017, 9:00 am

The Jesse Fine Fellowship supports the development of new and revised courses that address practical and professional ethics in curricula 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 2019. Faculty at all levels as well as graduate students who teach may apply. 

The ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Service-Learning

Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2016

The Service-Learning Program at IUB welcomes nominations for our 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.

Service-Learning Student Travel Scholarship

Deadline (Spring): Friday, November 10, 2017, 5:00 pm Deadline (Summer): Friday, March 16, 2018, 5:00 pm

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. 

Related Grants & Awards

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

Mosaic Faculty Fellows

This program provides an opportunity, over the course of a full academic year, for faculty to engage in active learning practices with other Mosaic Fellows, as well as contribute towards the development of learning spaces across Indiana University. The program has four goals: Prepare faculty members to teach in active learning classrooms by exploring a variety of instructional strategies and technologies. Build a community of faculty members who collaborate to advance their own teaching and to mentor other colleagues exploring new pedagogies. Promote evidence-based teaching by encouraging instructors to study the impacts of new spaces and instructional approaches on student learning. Create faculty leaders who work together and with other stake holders to guide the development of new learning spaces across the university

Bicentennial Course Development Grants

Faculty members from across the university are invited to submit course development proposals that incorporate the IU Bicentennial in new courses or in revisions to existing classes. Students have expressed an interest in having options to learn about the university’s heritage through both new courses focused on the Bicentennial and embedded within their existing curriculum. These grants enable faculty to create and redesign courses and curricular experiences that include High Impact Practices and experiential learning opportunities. 

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.

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.