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 $800 in real costs of mileage (or airfare) and lodging. The purpose of selecting a specific Lilly conferences is to create a cohort of Penn State Lilly attendees.

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.

The proposal period for Lilly 2020 has ended. A link to submit proposals for Lilly 2021 will be made available here in the fall.

Questions? Contact your Faculty Instructional Consultant Liaison for assistance. 

Group photo from the 2017 Lilly Conference


"As a graphic designer, visual artist and lecturer navigating the benchmarks of higher ed, it was a kind reminder on how to overcome personal obstacles and institute self-care to achieve my professional and teaching goals."

Christina Galbiati, MFA
Lecturer, Graphic Design
Penn State, Lehigh Valley


"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