Teaching Project Grants 2016/2017

The Teaching Project Grants program is designed to provide support for Penn State faculty, departments, and degree-granting programs who want to engage in projects that support teaching and learning endeavors in undergraduate education. Support for these projects includes consultations with the Institute, as well as funding.

For the 2016-17 funding cycle, we have a more robust pre-proposal process. This will save faculty time, increase funding rates, distribute funds more broadly across the university, and assure alignment with academic unit priorities.

Proposal Process

What we can fund

Requested funds must be directly related to teaching or learning objectives

What we can't fund

Proposal Submission Process and Timeline

Before December 18, 2015: Contact an Institute consultant to discuss your idea. Your consultant will let you know if your idea aligns with the Institute's mission. The Institute will forward proposal ideas to the appropriate Associate Deans and Directors of Academic Affairs and request that they choose a project for SITE to consider funding. SITE will invite faculty members whose ideas have been chosen to submit a formal proposal for funding.

January 15, 2016: Invitations to submit a proposal are sent to faculty PIs.

February 15, 2016: Invited proposals due.

May 15, 2016: Proposers will be notified of funding decisions by SITE.

Proposal Review Criteria

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