CATL Teaching & Learning 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. 

Eligibility: Applicants for CATL Teaching and Learning Grants must be full-time tenure-track faculty or instructional academic staff during the period of the grant project.

Deadline: Grants are due by the third Friday in April at noon. 

  • Extended Deadline for 2020: Friday, May 1, 2020 at noon

Application Guidelines

Lesson Study Grant Application. Lesson study is classroom inquiry in which several instructors jointly design, teach, observe, analyze and refine a single class lesson in one of their courses. The goal of a lesson study is to better understand how students learn and to use that information to improve teaching. 

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Application. 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. 

Course-Embedded Undergraduate Research Application. These grants are designed to help instructors develop novel course-embedded undergraduate research and creative activities. Examples of novel research or creative projects could include work on a project for a client (the client could be on or off-campus) or help for students to design an implement a project of their own.