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Teaching Advancement Grants

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The Teaching Advancement Grants are offered by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)  on a quarterly basis, and are awarded in amounts up to $2,500. 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.

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How funds can be used

Pedagogical development for Stanford students: Enhance teaching development for graduate or undergraduate students, including hiring 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.  

Attend a teaching and learning-focused conference: Share pedagogical innovations that Stanford has launched and learn from a larger educational community about pedagogical innovations that may be relevant to the Stanford community. Priority will be given to applicants presenting about teaching and learning at the conference. 

Bring pedagogy experts to campus: Provide training and guidance for our instructors and students in teaching and learning in their field or in general.

Who can apply?

Departments, faculty, lecturers, course teams, graduate students acting as instructors, academic staff acting as instructors

Application due date

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. The application due date for Spring Quarter 2024 is March 14th at 5:00pm PT.

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Funded by

Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching and mentoring contact

Kenneth Ligda |