Teaching Transformation & Innovation Grants

Award Period: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

This grant program provides support for Penn State faculty of any rank at any location, as well as for programs or departments to implement or test teaching and learning innovations. Support for these projects includes consultations with Institute faculty, as well as funding. Funding will be available for successful proposals during the next fiscal year, which begins on July 1.

Proposal Submission Process and Timeline

Step 1: Before Friday, March 1, 2019

Schedule a pre-proposal consultation with an Institute faculty consultant to discuss your initial ideas. This saves you from developing a proposal that doesn’t align with the Institute's mission or that is not fundable. Your pre-proposal consultation may be face-to-face, by phone, or via Zoom. Only faculty who have met the deadline above will be considered for full-proposal submission.

Schedule your consultation before the deadline! Before your consultation, please review the “What we can fund” and “What we cannot fund” sections below.

Step 2: By Thursday, March 7, 2019

After your pre-proposal consultation, please send to your Schreyer consultant a brief (<300 words) paragraph (not a proposal!) describing the project as you currently envision it. The description should include why it is innovative within your teaching context and/or its potential for transforming teaching and/or student learning.

On or before Friday, March 29, 2019, the Schreyer Institute will send all pre-proposal descriptions to campus and college administrators for initial review. Administrators will determine which projects they would like to see developed into full proposals. (The Schreyer Institute typically funds only one or two projects from each campus or college.)

If your project is selected for proposal development, you will receive an invitation to submit a proposal on Monday, April 8, 2019.

Step 3: By Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Submit a fully developed proposal through the web portal provided in the selection notification message by May 28, 2019.

July 1, 2019: Faculty who submit proposals will be notified of funding decisions by SITE.

What we can fund

Requested funds must be directly related to teaching or learning objectives.

What we can't fund

Proposal Review Criteria

This is a competitive process and decisions are based on the following factors:

Funding Levels