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 Office of Sponsored Programs website.
CATL's Teaching and Learning Grants program supports innovative teaching and learning projects. Grants 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.
Application: Teaching and Learning 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:
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 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 in amounts of $1000 or less.
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:Travel Reimbursement Form - Turn in to CATL with receipts after travel is completed.
More information: Contact Deandra Little.
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 19, 2014. (NOTE: Earlier deadline this year.)
More information: Visit our CATL Scholars page or contact Deandra Little.
The 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.
For the 2014-2015 academic year, ATACC is piloting changes in the Standard Grant Application process to address the growing trend in technology that centers around software which requires integrated or specific hardware components. ATACC will now accept submissions for software that includes such 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 2013-14 fiscal year is May 5th with the acquisition of product and purchase by May 31st.
More information: Visit ATACC's website
The Writing Excellence Initiative offers various kinds of grants to support projects designed to improve the writing of Elon students. Grant award amounts range from a few hundred dollars up to $5,000, depending on the specific grant.