Teaching Innovation Grant Program

The application deadline for the 2023 TIG proposals is now closed.

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.


2023 Awarded Projects

We are excited to announce this year's awarded Teaching Innovation Grant projects, to be completed by the end of Spring 2025. 

Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Race Before Race
Create a series of online modules featuring experts in ancient studies who will provide students with content and guidance that more fully reflects the diversity of the ancient Mediterranean world.
Faculty: Nandini Pandey

History of Medicine
Seeing Early Modern Medicine
Incorporate digital humanities tools into Health and Healing in Early Modern England, a 300-level undergraduate seminar about English medicine, 1500—1800.
Faculty: Mary Fissell

A Writing Intensive Version of AS.110.405 Real Analysis I
Redesign the curriculum of Real Analysis I to be a UWP approved writing-intensive course, without sacrificing content and its use as a prerequisite for many other courses within the major.
Faculty: Richard Brown

Public Health Studies
Development of a Well-being Requirement for Public Health Studies Major
Develop a “Well-Being Lab” requirement for the Public Health Studies (PHS) major, for students to learn about the multiple dimensions of well-being experientially and identify activities that support their own personal health and well-being.
Faculty: Maria Bulzacchelli, Cara McNamara, and Leslie Bauman

Writing Seminars
Teaching Fellows Project
Create an ‘Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship’ course which expands on the current ‘Teaching Writing’ course, to allow students a two-semester experience teaching writing in the Baltimore City Public Schools.
Faculty: Katharine Noel

Whiting School of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering
Training Engineering Students to Lead through In-class Experiential Management Learning
Introduce engineering students to the skills and knowledge required for effective engineering management through a structured in-class program that mimics the position of a technical manager in an engineering-focused organization.
Faculty: Eileen Haase

Computer Science
Artificial Intelligence as Teaching Assistant
Develop an application to pilot the use of artificial intelligence as a teaching assistant in one or more of the lower-level Computer Science (CS) courses at Johns Hopkins University.
Faculty: Ali Madooei, Sara More, Scott Smith, and Jason Eisner

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Developing and Redesigning the Electrical and Computer Engineering Capstone Senior Design Course
Develop and redesign the mandatory Capstone Senior Design course so that it will be held across two semesters and eventually allow for multidisciplinary senior design projects.
Faculty: Lucas Buccafusca