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. Mini-grants can be used for:

  • course-related student engagement, and can be used to fund materials or experiences for innovative, active or engaged learning, or
  • individual, group, or departmental professional development for teaching or pedagogy (NB: group or departmental professional development might include funding for a reading group)

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 also willing to consult with you about other sources of possible funding for ongoing projects.

Please note: If you are using funds to purchase physical gift cards, please include the required activation fee within your anticipated budget. Options that do not require an additional cost include Phoenix Cash or digital gift cards (e.g., Amazon).

Application: Please complete this form. (Note that recipients of mini-grants are limited to one per fiscal year.)

Eligibility: We welcome applications from individual full-time, ongoing teaching faculty.

Deadlines: Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed on or around the 15th of each month. All applicants will be notified within two weeks of the 15th.

Accessing Funding: Once you are awarded a grant, you can request reimbursement by completing the Mini-Grant Reimbursement Form and submitting it along with applicable receipts to the CATL Program Coordinator at or through campus mail to Campus Box 2610. If you have questions about additional ways to access funding, please call the CATL Program Coordinator at x5106 or email

More information: Contact Jill McSweeney.