CATL Mini-Grants

Note: We are currently at high volume and are unable to process grant requests at this time. For questions, you may email

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

Application: Mini-Grant Application. (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: Reimbursement Form – Turn in to CATL with receipts or contact the CATL Program Coordinator (; 278-5100) with questions.