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Provost’s Funding Opportunities

The Office of the Provost provides funding opportunities for faculty looking to integrate new educational methods and technologies into their classrooms and learning environments. Faculty recipients receive logistical, organizational, and instructional support from the CTL. Visit the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation website to learn more about current funding opportunities.

Provost's RFP Receipient

Spring 2019 Request for Proposals

In Spring 2019, the Office of the Provost launched four Request for Proposals (RFPs) for four grant programs, including two new ones, range from support for curricular interventions at the school, department, or program level to awards for faculty who want to experiment with new pedagogical strategies. Learn more about the Provost’s RFP Committee.

The Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery grant supports faculty who are developing innovative and technology-rich pedagogy and learning strategies in the classroom. Awardees will receive a grant ranging from $5,000 to $20,000, along with access to resources and support from the CTL for content development, instructional design, media production, software design, and assessment. Learn more about the CTL’s role supporting the Hybrid Learning Course Redesign and Delivery projects.

The Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) grant program provides support for open online courses taught by Columbia faculty. Columbia courses offered through MOOC platforms continue to reach a large global learning community, promote public engagement, and make teaching and research activities at the University more visible. A limited number of grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded; accepted courses will receive hands-on support for instructional design and course production from the CTL. Learn more about the CTL’s role supporting Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

The Start Small! Mini-Grants provide support to faculty who are interested in experimenting with one new pedagogical strategy or tool. Awardees will receive in-kind support from the CTL and receive up to $2,000 for a one-semester period.

Large-Scale Teaching and Learning Grants are designed to support efforts around teaching initiatives and exploration at the school, department, or program level. Awards provide up to $20,000 per academic year plus in-kind CTL support.

The new Provost’s Interdisciplinary Teaching Awards (ITA) support faculty from different disciplines to work collaboratively on the design and launch of innovative interdisciplinary courses. Awardees will receive up to $20,000 for teams of two or more faculty to develop and offer undergraduate or graduate courses that integrate content and perspectives from different disciplines.

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The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of support for faculty in both their work and their professional development.



The Columbia Science Of LEarning Research (SOLER) initiative provides the support to encourage faculty to engage in cross-disciplinary research at Columbia and make invaluable contributions to advance the science and scholarship of teaching and learning.