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.

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.

CITL-funded grant projects cannot overlap with related projects concurrently funded by CLASS or the Mosaic Initiative. If you have questions about potential funding overlaps, please contact us.

Active Learning Grants

Award: $1,500

Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2024, 11:59 pm

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 26, 2024, 11:59 pm

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

Summer Instructional Development Fellowships

Award: $8000

Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2024, 11:59 pm

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

Extended Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2024, 11:59 pm

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 26, 2024, 11:59 pm

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 2025. Faculty at all levels as well as graduate students who teach may apply.

Service Learning Student Travel Award

Deadline: Friday, November 24, 2023, 11:59 pm

The Service-Learning Program (SLP) is currently accepting applications for scholarships to fund IU-Bloomington students who are participating in service-learning courses or service related activities that require domestic or international travel for service-learning projects.

The Excellence in Community-Engaged Learning Student Award

Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024

The Service-Learning Program at IUB welcomes nominations for our 2023-2024 Excellence in Community-Engaged Learning Student Award. This award recognizes five IUB students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to community-based learning and community engagement. Qualified students should have demonstrated significant academic growth and have made a meaningful contribution to their community partner.

Community-Engaged Learning Partnership Award

Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024

The Service-Learning Program at IUB welcomes nominations for our 2023-2024 Community-Engaged Learning Partnership Award. This award recognizes a course-based partnership between a faculty member and community partner that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to community-engaged learning and community engagement. A qualifying partnership demonstrates significant evidence of reciprocal benefits, to learning and the community partner.

The ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Community-Engaged Learning

Deadline: Friday, April 12, 2024

The Service-Learning Program at IUB welcomes nominations for our ACE Award for Exceptional Facilitation of Community-Engaged Learning. This award recognizes exceptional ACEs who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the facilitation of Community-Engaged Learning at their agencies.

Related Grants & Awards

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

Center for Learning Analytics and Student Success

CLASS offers two grant programs to support the use of learning analytics data in the service of teaching and curricular development. It includes both the Learning Analytics Fellows Program and the Learning Analytics Collaborative Grant.


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

FACET Teaching Awards (FACET)

Exceptional teachers deserve recognition. This simple but important idea inspired FACET’s founding, and we continue to celebrate the importance of teaching through awards whose recipients are nominated by their peers. Nominate your colleagues for the awards below, and for other university awards for teaching and instructional support.


Information Literacy Instructional 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 program represents an instructional component of a broad‐based initiative developed by the IU Office of Sustainability and the Integrated Program in the Environment. We are interested in supporting innovative approaches to instruction of complex, interdisciplinary topics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Courses that may contribute to the newly developed degree in Environmental & Sustainability Studies will be given high priority for support. Service‐learning courses and those that involve applying sustainability principles to the IU Bloomington campus are of particular interest.

Sustainability Community of Practice  

The Sustainability Community of Practice convenes for summer seminars and ongoing meetings to enhance the pedagogical efforts of this emerging community of sustainability scholars. Creating this community in which faculty gain a firm foundation in one another’s approaches to sustainability and meaningful differences will require the creation of a growing faculty cohort over the course of several years. These activities are designed to facilitate cross-department interaction and coordination through discussions of research-based sustainability learning principles.

Sustainability Research Development Grants

These awards are designed to encourage and support sustainability research by currently enrolled Indiana University undergraduate and graduate students. Successful proposals have clearly stated goals and objectives, employ appropriate methods and tools, and address sustainability challenges, such as resource stewardship, assessment and mitigation of environmental impacts caused by human activity, and institutional and societal responses to ecological change.

International Curriculum Development Grants

The Center for the Study of Global Change promotes curriculum internationalization and encourages the incorporation of global learning outcomes in teaching and learning. The Global Center offers a limited number of Curriculum Development Grants each year to develop new undergraduate or graduate courses or substantially revise existing courses to include significant international content. All faculty are eligible to apply, though projects which are broadly international and promote collaboration among professional schools, academic departments and/or area studies programs are particularly encouraged. Applications are accepted and reviewed year round.