Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grants

A page within Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning (CATL)

CATL Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SOTL) Grants support instructors to undertake projects intended to improve teaching and student learning. These grants foster effective teaching that is organized, evidence-based, technology-supported, inclusive, feedback-enriched, and/or programmatic in nature. 


SoTL is classroom research in which instructors investigate teaching and learning in their own classes. SoTL Grants fund projects that examine a significant learning issue or problem in one’s field, subject area, or course, e.g., why students have difficulty learning certain concepts or skills, difficulty applying knowledge and skills to new circumstances, achievement gaps among groups of students, and so on. 

More information: What is SoTL

Here are some additional resources:  SoTL Resources

And, please contact to schedule a consultation to learn more. 

Apply for a SOTL Grant

Eligibility: Faculty and instructional academic staff with at least a 50% FTE during the cycle of application.

Faculty/staff from fully self-supporting programs are not eligible to receive funds from UWL-sponsored grant programs. Faculty/staff from self-supporting programs are encouraged to contact their department chair/unit director to request funds in support of their research, scholarly, pedagogical, and professional development endeavors.

Deadline: noon the Monday after Spring semester grades are due

  • Academic Year 23/24 Deadline: grant applications are due by noon on Monday, May 22, 2023 for grant work to be completed during Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, final report due June 1  

Application Guidelines: Complete the CATL SOTL Grants Application and submit as a single PDF file to 

Click on this link to access the Final Report Form

Questions? Please contact Bryan Kopp, Teaching and Learning Specialist in the Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning.