Teaching Innovation Grant Program

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Proposals can be submitted until Friday, March 31, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.

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The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation (CTEI) is pleased to announce a Teaching Innovation Grant Program for faculty who wish to employ innovative teaching strategies for their undergraduate courses in the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences. The CTEI is committing approximately $100,000 to this grant program. Applicants may request up to $20,000 for a proposed project. These grants are made possible by the generosity of Johns Hopkins Emeritus Trustee Christopher Hoehn-Saric and the Smart Family Foundation.

Program Details

Proposals are sought for projects of varying scope. Proposals may center on developing resources and strategies that support designing a new course or modifying an existing course. For new courses, preliminary approval of the department is required. Funds may be used to support graduate or undergraduate students to partner with faculty members in developing instructional modules and related resources. Students will be paid an hourly rate of $15.00 an hour. Upon completion of the project, faculty will receive a $1500 stipend.

Proposals may be submitted by individual faculty or faculty teams. Interdisciplinary proposals are encouraged. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to submit proposals for this RFP but may participate on teams under the supervision of a faculty member. Undergraduate courses must be listed or cross-listed in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences and Whiting School of Engineering course catalog. Proposed new courses must have preliminary approval from the department.

Program Support

CTEI staff are available to provide feedback on proposals before submission and offer assistance in identifying qualified students to assist in grant implementation. Once awarded, the CTEI will provide in-kind support, including project management, instructional design, access to and support for the use of CTEI multimedia lab/studio and related software and equipment, pedagogical consultation, assessment assistance, and workshops to assist project teams and/or undergraduates enrolled in the courses.

Proposal are due no later than Friday, March 31, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST.

Note: In order to support many instructors, the CTEI requests that an individual apply for no more than one grant per application cycle.