The CATL Scholars Program

The CATL Scholars Fellowship program fosters innovative and scholarly teaching and learning. Echoing the Elon Teacher-Scholar statement, the CATL Scholars 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 is awarded a two-year fellowship that includes

  • compensation for two course teaching reassignments per year, or an equivalent amount of funding to be applied to the Scholar project or toward a summer stipend, and
  • a $2500 faculty development fund per year to be used to pay for expenses relating to the CATL Scholar’s project.

Read more about current and former CATL Scholar projects.


All full-time teaching faculty at Elon are eligible to apply.

Applicants must ensure that Scholar compensation will not affect the recipient’s status as a full-time teaching faculty member, as defined by the Elon Faculty Handbook. (see Section II-2, “Minimum Teaching Expectation”). Scholar applicants who cannot take course reassignments may request to apply funds toward other project expenses or a summer stipend, up to a certain amount.

If you have questions about eligibility, please contact Deandra Little.

Application Process

CATL Scholar applications are due early in the fall semester. Each year, between 1-3 new CATL Scholars are named.

Each CATL Scholar will have two core responsibilities:

  • To undertake an ambitious teaching and learning initiative or SoTL project that the Scholar proposes;
  • To work collaboratively with other Scholars.

The CATL Scholar application deadline was 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 24th, 2021 for 2022-2024 candidates. The next round of applications will be due similarly in September of 2022.

For more information about the CATL Scholar program, contact To see previous examples of successful proposals, contact us or stop by our office, Belk Pavilion 101. You can also read more about current and former CATL Scholars‘ projects.