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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.

A prior meeting and consultation with the CTL is strongly recommended to help develop the project plan and to determine the appropriate in-kind support level. Please contact ColumbiaCTL@columbia.edu to schedule a meeting.

Provost's RFP Receipient


Summary of Funding Opportunities






Innovative Course Design (full course) 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 2020
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
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 2020
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
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 2020 – 2021 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 2021
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 2020
Spring 2021
Summer 2021
Interdisciplinary Teaching Awards (ITAs) support faculty from different disciplines to work collaboratively on design and launch of innovative interdisciplinary courses up to $20,000 + interdisciplinary teaching course design institute and CTL consultations For teams of 2 or more faculty from different departments or schools collaborating on undergraduate or graduate courses that integrate content and perspectives from different disciplines


The CTL is here for faculty.

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.