Lead Teaching Fellowship

The LTF program is a professional development opportunity for doctoral and MFA students who are committed to promoting pedagogical practices and conversations among graduate students. LTFs participate in a series of meetings at the CTL, organize teaching-related workshops in their home departments, and act as liaisons between their peers and the CTL. Details about this fellowship are available on the LTF program website.

This fellowship is available to graduate students in good standing who are in years 2 – 7 in a Columbia University doctoral program as of Fall 2024 or are MFA students in the School of the Arts . We especially encourage candidates who are committed to drawing on diverse perspectives and experiences to apply.

Visit the new LTF Program Site for fellowship details, examples, and testimonials.

How to apply

Applications for 2024-25 Lead Teaching Fellowships were accepted through April 1, 2024. A call for applications for the 2025-26 cohort will go out in March 2025. Please send questions about the LTF application process to CTLgrads@columbia.edu.

LTF program details

An overview of Lead Teaching Fellow program benefits, activities, and support is available on the LTF program website.

About LTF Events

LTFs produce a range of events for their home departments covering topics such as syllabus design, inclusive pedagogy, peer teaching observation, digital resources in the classroom, and framing teaching development for the academic job market.

Browse the 2023-24 LTF directory

In 2023-24, 41 Lead Teaching Fellows are designing and running teaching-related events in departments across the University, mentored by a team of eight Senior Lead Teaching Fellows.

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The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning provides an array of support for graduate students in both their current and future teaching responsibilities.