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Grants

Faculty and Professional Development Grants Due on a Rolling Basis

The application period has begun for CTE's teaching grants.

Download the Faculty Grant Overview
Download the Faculty Grant Application

 

Download the Professional Development Grant Overview for Lecturers
Download the Professional Development Grant Application for Lecturers

 

Spring 2017 CTE Faculty Grant Recipient

Linah Ababneh

Dr. Linah Ababneh

Plant Biology Section, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Advantages of Interdisciplinary Approach in Teaching Global Climate Change Effects on ecosystem and Societies

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) offers the following grants available to teaching faculty aimed at supporting efforts to enhance teaching and learning.

Grant recipient presentation schedule will be announced.

Faculty Grants Program

Grants of $1,500 are available on a competitive basis to all Cornell tenured and tenure-track faculty. Funds may be used to develop or purchase course materials, hire graduate or undergraduate assistants, and for other teaching related expenses.

Eligibility

After the completion of the project, all grant recipients will be expected to share the results of their grant projects during a CTE-sponsored faculty seminar.

Rolling Application Process

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Download the Faculty Grant Application Form Word icon

Applicants must adequately address all sections of the grant application form, which should be sent as an attachment to cornellcte@cornell.edu. Award decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

Review Process and Criteria

A Grants Review Committee will review all proposals and consider their relative merits for enhancing the quality of teaching and learning at Cornell. The following types of projects are encouraged:

  • The potential to improve learning for a substantial number of students.
  • Effective course development features including assignments intended to develop life-long skills.
  • Projects that can have strategic impact on a department basis.
  • Projects associated with student learning outcomes and their assessment.

Funding Period

Funding is available for each upcoming semester. Grant projects must be conducted over the duration of the semester that the grant is awarded.

Project Support

If you would like a preliminary reading of your application or assistance in developing your proposal, contact us at cornellcte@cornell.edu to schedule an appointment.

Professional Development Grants Program

In acknowledgement of the significant contributions lecturers and senior lecturers make to educating Cornell students, the CTE offers professional development grants of $1,500 each to support professional development activities that involve teaching and research projects on teaching and learning within the disciplines. These grants are made possible by a generous donation from the Menschel Foundation.

Eligibility

Faculty with continuing appointments, such as Lecturer or Senior Lecturer positions, are eligible to apply. Visiting Lecturers, Adjunct Lecturers, and Lecturers whose appointments cannot be renewed are not eligible for this competition. Please note that only individuals may apply for this grant; pairs or groups of applicants are not eligible. Applications should focus on the professional development of the individual lecturer. Funding for travel expenses is not covered in these grants.

Rolling Application Process

Download the Lecturer Grant Application Overview pdf icon
Download the Lecturer Grant Application Form Word icon

Lecturers are invited to submit an electronic version of the grant application form as an e-mail attachment to cornellcte@cornell.edu. In order to ensure proposals meet required components applicants must seek preliminary feedback on their proposals before submission by contacting cornellcte@cornell.edu to schedule an appointment. Decisions on awards will be made on a rolling basis.

Funding Period

Funding is available for each upcoming semester. Grant projects must be conducted over the duration of the semester that the grant is awarded.

Review Process and Criteria

A Grants Review Committee will review all proposals and consider their relative merits for enhancing the quality of teaching and learning at Cornell. Examples of appropriate expenditures include graduate student or work-study assistance, computer hardware or software, subscriptions to professional journals, and editorial assistance. Proposals must include the following:

  • A description of planned professional development activities.
  • Clearly stated objectives.
  • An assessment plan to measure grant’s impact.
  • A plan for disseminating the grant’s results.
  • A supporting letter from the department head.