Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Funding Opportunities

The Poorvu Center offers a number of funding opportunities to support Yale instructors as they innovate their teaching, enrich student learning, and lead diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts at Yale. Please see below for brief award descriptions and eligibility requirements. Each link provides additional award details and application information. 

The Instructional Enhancement Fund (IEF) awards grants of up to $500 to support the timely integration of new learning activities into an existing undergraduate or graduate course. All Yale instructors of record, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, clinical instructional faculty, lecturers, lectors, and part-time acting instructors (PTAIs), are eligible to apply. Award decisions are typically provided within two weeks to help instructors implement ideas for the current semester.
Grants for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) support projects proposed by Yale faculty that focus on broad impact within the Yale community. Proposed events with invited scholars or practitioners address issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in scholarship and pedagogy. Awards are typically up to several thousand dollars, and are supported by The Poorvu Center, the Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM), and the Belonging... read more
Ladder and instructional faculty may apply for Rosenkranz Awards for Pedagogical Advancement of up to $10,000. These awards invite faculty to experiment with or design and develop new teaching interventions that impact student engagement in the classroom. Successful proposals focus on course design efforts and significantly develop learning experiences for students that align with central learning goal(s) for an existing course.
Through a partnership between the Yale University Art Gallery and Yale’s Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale faculty in STEM fields are invited to apply for curriculum development grants of $1,000 (awarded as research funds) to introduce or strengthen use of the Gallery’s collections and exhibitions in their courses.