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Funds still available for innovative teaching projects

Emory Report | July 28, 2015

Fund for Innovative Teaching (FIT) grants, designed to support innovative undergraduate and/or graduate and postgraduate teaching at Emory, are still available for the fall 2015 semester.

The call for proposals to be funded will remain open until funds run out.

These grants are open to all full-time faculty, tenure and non-tenure track, and are available for both individual faculty members and faculty working as teams.

Priority will be given to those whose proposals promise long-term educational effects within the Emory community. Grants are available in the amounts of $500-$3,000. Interested faculty should apply online.

To apply for the grant, applicants must either have their own Smartkey account or be connected to a department with a Smartkey account.

A variety of new approaches are sought from the application proposals, including:

• courses that support recent discoveries in research and take that research into the classroom;

• new interdisciplinary courses that move across departments or across schools;

• courses that use creative pedagogical approaches — such as developing a student exhibit using materials in special collections, development of virtual “rounds” in a hospital, or flipping a classroom.

For more information on grants, including application materials, judgment criteria, and requirements, see the funding opportunities on the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence website.  Grants are contingent on CFDE budget approval from the Provost's Office and are not guaranteed.