Thank you for your interest in the Learning Innovation Mini-grants. Unfortunately, due to budgetary constraints, we will not be offering the mini-grants this year. We encourage you to check back next fall for updates.
The Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) awards “Learning Innovation Mini-Grants.” UT defines “Learning Innovation” as “fresh, creative thinking that alters individual and institutional systems and practices to improve learning.” The primary purpose of these mini-grants is to encourage faculty and staff members to improve student learning using core teaching methods described in the 2020-2025 strategic plan, (i.e. Active Learning, Applied Learning, Authentic Learning, Inclusive, Pedagogy/Andragogy, Student-Centered), and to seed projects to promote/integrate open education in courses and programs in alignment with the strategic plan. Since 2017, CTL has awarded over $60,000 in Mini-Grant Awards.
CTL awards fund up to $5,000 per mini-grant for innovations to be implemented during the semester. Mini-grants are awarded to proposals that directly impact student learning and could potentially provide a template for scaling the innovation to other contexts at UT.