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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 rolling basis, and are awarded 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.

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How funds can be used

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.  

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 Teams, Graduate Students, Individual Faculty and Lecturers


Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis. The application deadline for Summer Quarter 2022 is June 1.

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Funded by

The Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching and mentoring contact

Kenneth Ligda |