Lilly Conference Travel Grants

The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence offers competitive grants for faculty members of any rank or title to attend the Lilly Conference on Evidence-based Teaching & Learning held in Bethesda, MD. Pending availability of funds, each grant covers conference registration and up to $750 in real costs of mileage (or airfare) and lodging.

First consideration is given to those who will

  1. present either a workshop or poster at the conference;
  2. have specific plans to share what they learn at the conference with their colleagues at Penn State through established Faculty Senate meetings, departmental meetings, or other venues focused on teaching and learning practices; and
  3. have not received a Lilly Conference Travel grant within three years of current proposal.

Refer to our rubric for guidance on completing the proposal.

Submit online grant proposal prior to Friday, April 3, 2020.

Questions? Contact your Faculty Instructional Consultant Liaison for assistance. 

Group photo from the 2017 Lilly Conference

“I tried a technique that I learned about at the Lilly Conference. I had students complete three double-journal entries and am reading the submissions, which so far are achieving what I had hoped, which was to have students select key points from the readings then share their observations about those points. I was trepidatious about trying this with online students, but only one asked for clarification (which led us to make slight revisions to the instructions) and so far entries are impressive.”

Sophie W. Penney, PhD
Senior Program Coordinator and Lecturer,
Fundraising Online Certificate Programs
College of the Liberal Arts


"Thanks for this educational grant. I attended the Lilly Conference and thought it was a very good forum for learning and networking. In fact, I have not attended a conference recently that offered so much new information or stimulating conversation. I really enjoyed this opportunity and am grateful that I was offered this type of support to be able to attend this caliber conference."

Kelly A. Wolgast, DNP, RN, FACHE, FAAN
COL (R), US Army
Associate Teaching Professor
Assistant Dean for Online Education & Outreach
Penn State College of Nursing