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Take advantage of the CTL grants and programs designed for Stanford faculty, lecturers, and instructional teams to explore new directions for course, curriculum, and digital technology development and support priorities expressed by departments, programs, centers and schools.

Teaching Advancement Grant Program

The Teaching Advancement Grants are offered on a rolling basis in amounts up to $2500. They are 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 incorporate IDEAL values to support learning for Stanford students.

Lecturer Award for Teaching and Undergraduate Education

The Lecturer Award for Teaching and Undergraduate Education is open to any core lecturer, currently appointed at 75% time or more with teaching-related activities in three consecutive quarters each academic year. Three awards will be given this year.

This award is intended to recognize the many ways that lecturers contribute to university life and undergraduate education, including: 

  • Distinguished teaching
  • Pedagogical or curricular innovation
  • Contributions to undergraduate education and the university‚Äôs academic mission over time
  • Outstanding mentorship and advising of students, colleagues, or both

Curriculum Transformation Seed Grants

The Curriculum Transformation Project is a seed funding opportunity, currently spanning the three undergraduate schools, supported by VPUE and the deans of the School of Humanities and Sciences, the School of Engineering, and the Doerr School of Sustainability. This opportunity enables instruction teams to work efficiently with education professionals to make substantive and sustainable improvements to existing or new curriculum. Projects focused on making introductory courses more equitable and accessible for all students are strongly welcomed.

iPads for Teaching and Learning

The iPads for Teaching and Learning program investigates the use of iPads can potentially impact teaching, learning, and research when applied in the service of specific goals. Each quarter the program committee supports a select number of Stanford faculty and instructor proposals that demonstrate the potential to make a contribution to Stanford's understanding of using iPads to support teaching, learning, and research.

Graduate Resources for Equity and Access in Teaching Grants

CTL Graduate Resources for Equity and Access in Teaching (CTL GREAT) grants are offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning to fund the development, implementation, and evaluation of education development programming or resources that support equitable outcomes for all students. All Stanford graduate students are eligible to apply.

Centennial Teaching Assistant Award

The annual Centennial Teaching Assistant (CTA) Awards recognizes outstanding teaching assistants (TAs) for their tremendous service and dedication in providing excellent classroom instruction for Stanford students. Award recipients are selected from a wide range of individuals throughout the Schools of Humanities and Sciences; Earth, Energy & Environment Sciences; and Engineering.


Seed Funding Opportunities

Learn more about funding opportunities across the university with Stanford Seed Funding.