Grants

CATL offers a number of grant opportunities for developing teaching and learning projects. Other internal grants that also support teaching and learning include Academic Technology and Computing Committee (ATACC) grants, grants focused on improving writing instruction or research on writing from the Center for Writing Excellence, and the Residential Campus Advisory Committee's Living and Learning at Elon: Integration Grants.

For additional internal and external funding opportunities, visit the university's Faculty Funding website.

CATL Teaching and Learning Grants

CATL's Teaching and Learning Grants support innovative, inclusive and/or research-based teaching and learning projects. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000 and support start-up and one-time expenses (materials, stipends, professional development opportunities, and so on), but do not pay for ongoing operational costs or a course reassignment.

Eligibility: We welcome applications from individual full-time teaching faculty or from teams of Elon faculty and/or staff (the team leader must be full-time teaching faculty).

See a list of 2015-2016 CATL Teaching and Learning Grant recipients.

Application and Guidelines for large grants: Teaching and Learning Grant Guidelines and Application Form
Deadlines: Grant proposals are reviewed by a faculty committee each fall and spring semester. Grant applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Monday, October 10, 2016 (for grants to be used during the winter or spring term)
  • Friday, April 21, 2017 (for grants to be used during the summer or fall term)

Reimbursement Form: Teaching and Learning Grant Reimbursement Form
For more information: Contact Deandra Little.

CATL Mini-Grants

The CATL Teaching and Learning Mini-grants support small-scale innovative, inclusive, and/or research-based teaching and learning projects designed to enhance student engagement and learning or professional development opportunities to advance your own teaching practice. Small grants of up to $500 support start-up and one-time expenses (materials, stipends, and so on), but do not cover ongoing operational costs. (CATL Faculty are willing to consult with you about other sources of possible funding for ongoing projects.)

Application:CATL mini-grant application form. (Note that recipients of mini-grants are limited to one per fiscal year.)
Deadlines: Applications will be accepted throughout the year until funds are exhausted. Grant requests will be reviewed bimonthly, and notifications will go out after the 1st and 15th of the month.
Other forms: CATL Travel Reimbursement Form - Turn in to CATL with receipts after travel is completed.

 

CATL Travel Reimbursement Grants

CATL's Faculty Travel Reimbursement Grants support faculty involvement with the scholarship of teaching and learning and connect faculty with with highly innovative or research-based programs that support engaging, effective, inclusive, or scholarly approaches to teaching and learning. This program is intended to provide matching funds in order to supplement faculty travel support from other parts of the University, making it possible for more faculty to participate in national and international initiatives on teaching and learning.

These grants fund presentations on the scholarship of teaching and learning or attendance at conferences or workshops to develop one’s pedagogical skills. They do not fund travel to present disciplinary research or to present on or learn about materials for course content.

CATL Faculty Travel Reimbursement Grants are awarded in amounts of $1000 or less. (Faculty making presentations at international conferences held outside North America may be awarded additional travel funds.)

See a list of 2015-2016 Travel Reimbursement Grant recipients.

Guidelines and Application:

Deadlines: Applications will be accepted throughout the year until funds are exhausted. Grant requests will be reviewed bimonthly, and notifications will go out after the 1st and 15th of the month.
Other forms:CATL Travel Reimbursement Form - Turn in to CATL with receipts after travel is completed.

More information: Contact Deandra Little.

CATL Scholar Fellowships

The CATL Scholar Fellowship program is intended to nurture highly innovative teaching and learning. Echoing the Elon Teacher-Scholar statement, the Scholar program is designed so that participants both engage deeply with the shared goals of our academic community and develop “the unique gifts” that each individual Scholar possesses.

Each CATL Scholar will be awarded a two-year fellowship. Each year of the fellowship, the CATL Scholar compensation includes a two course teaching reduction (or equivalent compensation if course releases are not possible) and a $2500 faculty development fund to be used to pay for expenses relating to the CATL Scholar’s project.

Applicants must ensure that the award of two course releases will not affect the recipient's status as a full-time teaching faculty member, as defined by the Elon Faculty Handbook.

Typically, three new CATL Scholars are named each academic year.

All full-time teaching faculty at Elon are eligible to apply. We anticipate that most CATL Scholar applications will be from individuals, but teams of faculty are welcome to apply.

Application: CATL Scholar Application
Reimbursement Form: CATL Scholar Expense Reimbursement Form
Deadlines: Applications due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2016.
More information: Visit our CATL Scholars page or contact Deandra Little.

Diversity Infusion Project Grants

The Diversity Infusion Project’s purpose is to develop and implement strategies to infuse the curriculum and pedagogies of the University with the best practices related to human diversity, broadly defined.

The Diversity Infusion Project provides grants to teams of 2 to 5 people, which are typically comprised of faculty from the same department or program, though might also include professional staff and/or students. Each team develops their project in two phases -- Phase I: Research (April-August) and Phase II: Infusion (August-May), when teams pilot and assess their action plans.

Each team receives $500 to use for project expenses, and each faculty team member receives a $1000 stipend (paid in equal parts at the completion of Phase I and Phase II; student or staff member funding will be negotiated).

There are two types of DIP grants: Stage One grants fund new diversity infusion projects, and Stage Two grants allow teams to build on previously funded projects and expand or extend ideas in a new way. Stage Two grants follow similar phases as Stage One grants.

Grant Guidelines: Stage One grants, Stage Two grants
Application: Diversity Infusion Project Application
Reimbursement Form: DIP Expense Reimbursement Form
Deadlines: Applications for Stage One grants due in February 2017. Stage Two grants offered on a biennual basis.
More information: Visit our Diversity Infusion Project page or contact Deandra Little.

 

Living and Learning at Elon: Integration Grants

Living and Learning at Elon has a limited amount of funding available to support new ways to enhance student learning and engagement through the integration of students’ academic and residential experiences. Although there isn’t a strict limit on the amount of each award, they generally fall in the range of $200 - $1,000 and will be combined with existing departmental funds. The intent is to support new connections that advance the goals and mission of the residential campus initiative.

Application: Find more instructions on how to apply: Application Instructions.
Deadline: by 5 pm on September 30, 2016
Proposals will be reviewed and selected by members of the Residential Campus Advisory Committee; any remaining funds will be allocated on a rolling basis.
More information: Application materials and questions should be directed to Jackie Allred, Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Campus Life.