Overview of CATL grants

CATL offers a number of funding opportunities for innovative, inclusive, and evidence-based teaching and learning projects or scholarly presentations related to teaching and learning.

Click each title for additional information and for application forms.
Grant Type Eligibility Application Due Date Amount
Teaching and Learning Grants Full-time faculty as lead Fall: Friday, October 5, 2018 (extended deadline)

Spring: Monday, April 15, 2019



Grants support innovative, inclusive and/or scholarly teaching and learning projects through funds for start-up and one-time expenses; they do not support ongoing operational costs or disciplinary research.

 Mini Grants Faculty Ongoing – reviewed on 1st and 15th of each month, as funds last up to $500


Grants support

a) course-related student engagement, and can be used to fund materials or experiences for innovative, active or engaged learning

b) individual or departmental professional development for teaching or pedagogy

Travel Reimbursement Grants Faculty Ongoing – reviewed on 1st and 15th of each month, as funds last up to $1,000

Grants supplement other funds to support travel to present on or participate in teaching and learning conferences and programs.

Other CATL Funding Opportunities
CATL Scholars Fellowship Full-time faculty Friday, September 14, 2018 Two-year fellowship, including

2 course reassignments per year (or the equivalent applied toward summer stipends and project funds) and $2,500

Diversity and Inclusion Grants Teams of 2-5 faculty, staff and/or students led by a full-time faculty member March 4, 2019 $500 for the project and $1,000 stipend for each team member


Grants support teams of faculty developing inclusive teaching practices that foster success for students of all academic and social backgrounds, including developing materials for a course or program to pilot best practices in inclusive pedagogy.


Other sources of funding to support teaching and learning at Elon include:

  • Grants to support innovative uses of technology in teaching and learning awarded by Academic Technology and Computing Committee (ATACC),
  • Grants focused on improving writing instruction or research on writing from the Center for Writing Excellence, and
  • Funding to support new ways to enhance student learning and engagement through the integration of students’ academic and residential experiences through 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.