Teaching Advancement Grant Goals
The Teaching Advancement Grant is offered by CTL for up to $2500. It is available to Stanford faculty, lecturers, students, instructional teams, and departments. These one-time grants are meant to fund projects that serve as springboards for the exploration, design, and implementation of new or improved pedagogical approaches in courses and educational programs that support learning for Stanford students.
Applications may fall into one of two categories:
Pedagogical development for Stanford students: Enhance teaching development for graduate or undergraduate students, including stipends for students to co-plan courses, develop pedagogy courses, and support research or evaluation of teaching practices.
Support for course resources: Opportunities for faculty, lecturers and departments/programs to enhance student learning through the integration of instructional technology, equipment, software, and other materials. Modest requests for such items should be accompanied by cost-sharing with a department and plan for long-term maintenance.
Proposals will be evaluated based on the following:
Grant Goals – How do the goals of your proposed work align with the Teaching Advancement Grant goals?
Impact on Stanford Students – How can this effort inform other teaching and learning activities in your department/program? To what extent can the results of this proposal impact learners at Stanford and beyond?
Assessment/Evaluation – How will you measure if your project is successful? How will the proposed work assess how well the grant goals are being met? How will you gather and analyze this information/data?
Sustainability – How will the effects of your project be maintained or extended (e.g. over future iterations in your course)? What funding structures are in place to support this project beyond the end of the grant cycle?
Proposals that incorporate one or more of the following are especially encouraged:
IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Access in a Learning Community) – In what ways will the proposed work support Stanford’s IDEAL values?
Collaboration – How will the proposed work bring together departments, programs, or organizations?
Co-sponsorship – How will your department/program work with VPTL to support your proposed work?
Examples of proposals the TAG is designed to support:
A stipend for a graduate student to co-develop a course or teaching and learning materials for a course
Fund the production of a workshop to develop instructor pedagogical skills
Fund materials for a pilot of a teaching innovation that will be supported by one’s department/program if determined to be successful in improving student learning
Pay for student assistants to help analyze course data to inform learning and assessments in a class
Examples of proposals the TAG is NOT designed to support:
- Stipend for instructors to develop their own courses
- Funding over multiple course offerings (i.e. purchasing of course materials every year)
- Funding for one-off workshops or programs that will not be repeated and sustained
- Field trips
- Production of instructional videos
- Web development
Who Can Apply
Departments, Programs, Instructional Teams, Individual Faculty and Lecturers, Postdocs, Graduate Students
Upon completion of the project, you will be asked to submit a report to let us know how you and your department benefited from the grant, or what insights might be relevant to the wider teaching community at Stanford. Applicants must describe how they plan to share what they have learned, materials developed, resources acquired, etc. with the Stanford community.
Applications are reviewed once each quarter and decisions are generally made within two weeks. The deadline for the Winter 2020 quarter is Monday, Feb 24th, 2020.