Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) Grants

The Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) Grants have been suspended for Spring 2024. Please watch this space for the reintroduction of this program next year! 

In past years, Yale Ph.D. students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Postdoctoral Fellows or Associates were invited to submit proposals for Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) Grants (formerly the DEI grants program). Grants in the amount of $1,000 were awarded to support the creation of innovative educational resources that promote learning in classrooms or other teaching settings. The Poorvu Center is committed to honoring the many forms excellent teaching may take, recognizing that teaching effectiveness is not reliant on digital forms. In past years, the grants funded teaching projects with a digital component to comply with a gift indenture. We have diversified the funding for these projects, and this year we welcome proposals of all kinds.  

Take a moment to learn more about previously funded grant projects. Our list of 2022 grant awardees features project videos.

Any proposed project that promotes student learning will be considered, including:

  • Creating resources for learning in a course or discipline, such as guides to writing in the discipline, guides to teaching difficult concepts, or guides to reading in the discipline.
  • Creating resources for assessing student learning.
  • Building an inclusive framework for a course.
  • Building online activities, tools or resources.
  • Creating activities or resources with innovative use of mobile devices.
  • Building interactive simulations, activities or resources.

The selection committee will evaluate applications based on the following criteria:

  • Impact on student or user learning
  • Feasibility
  • Originality
  • Plan for implementation, sustainability, and, if relevant, dissemination

Application information:

Grantees will receive:

  • $1000 (per individual or team of people up to four people)
  • Professional development workshops
  • Access to Yale digital education & educational development staff
  • Invitation to participate in a campus-wide public showcase of developed projects

Important Dates:

  • Recipients are required to attend professional development sessions (about 4) between May and August. These can be attended virtually. 
  • Recipients submit showcase presentations of their projects in December or January.

Past Projects:

Take a moment to learn more about previously funded grant projects. Our list of 2022 grant awardees features project videos.


Contact askpoorvucenter@yale.edu

Teaching Innovation Project grants are made possible by generous contributions from the Rosenkranz Fund.