There are a number of grant opportunities available to faculty through the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and the Academic Technology and Computing Committee. 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 supports innovative teaching and learning projects and projects investigating student learning. ClassroomGrants typically range from $1,000 to $5,000, although smaller and larger proposals will be considered. Grants generally support start-up and one-time expenses (materials, stipends, and so on), and do not pay for ongoing operational costs. These grants do not fund a course release.

We welcome applications from individual full-time teaching faculty and from teams at Elon (the team leader must be full-time teaching faculty). Applications are reviewed by a faculty committee each fall and spring semester.

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

Application for small grants: Teaching and Learning Small Grant Application Form
Application for large grants: Teaching and Learning Large Grant Application Form
Small grants (typically under $500): Applications accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through the year.
Larger grants (typically above $500): Applications 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
More information: Contact Deandra Little.

CATL Travel Reimbursement Grants

CATL's Faculty Travel Reimbursement Grant program supports faculty involvement with the scholarship of teaching and learning and connects faculty with highly innovative programs in 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.

CATL Faculty Travel Reimbursement Grants are typically awarded at up to $1000 for international travel and $750 for travel within the US.

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

Guidelines: CATL Travel Reimbursement Grant Guidelines
Application: CATL Travel Reimbursement Grant Request Form
Deadlines: There is no application deadline for this program – requests will be reviewed throughout the year. Response time for grant requests typically is within two weeks. Please note on your application if you require more immediate notification.
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. CATL Scholar compensation per year 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.

ATACC Software Grants

softwareThe Academic Technology and Computing Committee (ATACC) awards grants to faculty members to facilitate the use and evaluation of new software, apps, or one-time subscriptions or licenses for instruction or other student learning activities.

ATACC now accepts submissions for software as well as hardware, for instruction or other student learning activities.

ATACC reserves the right to fund Standard Grant proposals on a case-by-case basis, not to exceed a $3,000 grant limit and excluding personal computers. A short application form is also available for faculty who want to purchase new software, apps, one-time subscriptions, or licenses totaling $100 or less. (ATACC Small Grant proposals can be submitted year-round, including summer and winter terms.)
Application: Visit ATACC's website
Deadline: Submission deadline for Standard Grants for the 2016-17 fiscal year is May 5th with the acquisition of product and purchase by May 31st.
More information: Visit ATACC's website