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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.


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About the Office of the Provost Teaching and Learning Grants


Summary of Funding Opportunities


Grant Purpose Funding For 
Innovative Course Design (full course; new or existing) increase teaching effectiveness and student engagement through the creative use of a new pedagogical strategy and/or digital tools up to $20,000 + in-kind CTL support courses taught in:
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022
Innovative Course Module Design (Start Small!) support experimentation with a new pedagogical strategy or tool (not a full course redesign) up to $2,000 + in-kind support from CTL courses taught in:
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022
Interdisciplinary Teaching Awards (ITAs) support teams of two or more faculty from different departments or schools to work collaboratively on design and launch of innovative interdisciplinary courses up to $20,000 + in-kind support from CTL courses taught fall 2021 through summer 2022
Large-Scale for Departments, Programs, or Schools support large-scale, coordinated efforts around teaching initiatives and exploration in a department, program, or school up to $20,000 + in-kind support from CTL 2021 – 2022 academic year
Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) reach global audiences, make more visible the teaching and research activities of the University while promoting public engagement up to $25,000 + in-kind support from CTL offered in 2022
Emerging Technology Grant support experimentation with new pedagogical strategies using extended reality technologies (augmented/virtual reality, 3D scanning/printing) Up to $20,000 + in-kind support from CUIT courses taught in:
Fall 2021
Spring 2022
Summer 2022


Programs and Support for Spring 2021 Teaching and Learning Grants

Information Session
Office of the Provost RFP Town Hall – For answers to questions about the types of awards and the application process
Monday, February 22, 2021; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Online

RFP-focused consultations – For all applicants
Email ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu to schedule a meeting with a CTL consultant

Campus-Wide Event
Celebration of Teaching and Learning Symposium – For ideas and inspiration
Week of March 15, 2021, Online

Online Resources
Blended Learning EssentialsSelf-paced course for all applicants
Features: Video clips of Columbia faculty and Hybrid RFP Awardees, Course pack, Tips

Assessment Tune-Up – For Innovative Course Design and Course Module Design applicants
Thursday, March 25, 2021; 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM, Online

View an overview of the assessment and evaluation component of the Provost’s Teaching and Learning Grants.

Project Portfolios

Instructional Technology Projects

Projects developed by the CTL feature unique media productions and software development. If you are a faculty member interested in developing an educational innovation for your course, you can apply for funding for project development through the Office of the Provost’s Request for Proposals.


The CTL provides logistical, organizational, and instructional support for the Office of the Provost’s Request for Proposals for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

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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.