Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) Grants

The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning is proud to announce the 2020 Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) Grants

The Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning announces the 2020 Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) Grants. Yale Ph.D. students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Postdoctoral Fellows or Associates are invited to submit proposals for Teaching Innovation Project (TIP) Grants (formerly the DEI grants program). Grants in the amount of $1,000 will be 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.  

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:

  • Applications due: April 1.
  • Professional development workshops (required) during April & May
  • Public Showcase: Fall 2020


Contact Suzanne Young (suzanne.young@yale.edu), Poorvu Center Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Teaching Development

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