Grants & Other Funding Opportunities

The CTL offers a number of grant and other funding opportunities to support innovative, inclusive and/or research-based teaching and learning projects. Other BU units offer grants that also support teaching and learning including the Digital Learning Initiative, and Program Learning Outcomes Assessment.


BU Hub Course Development Stipends

Recognizing the time and effort that high-quality curricular innovation will require between now and launch of the Hub for freshmen entering in Fall 2018, the Provost has committed substantial funding for stipends for new course development over the coming six months. Stipends will be awarded, on the basis of this simple application, to individual faculty members, pairs of faculty, and faculty teams who commit to developing and teaching substantially revised and new courses that address learning outcomes for one or more Hub area. Special consideration will be given to interdisciplinary courses, both team-taught and solo, that develop more than one BU Hub area. Additional information and applications available online.

BU Hub Cocurricular Learning Experience Funding

For the BU Hub to fulfill the promise to create a framework and set of student learning outcomes, nothing will be more important than the creation of distinctive cocurricular learning experiences that staff and faculty are excited to lead, and that students will find engaging and valuable. Recognizing the time and effort that high-quality cocurricular innovation will require between now and launch of the Hub for freshmen entering in Fall 2018, the Provost has committed substantial funding for stipends for the development of cocurricular experiences over the coming six months. Stipends will be awarded, on the basis of the pre-workshop intake form (see link below), to individual staff or faculty members and to pairs or teams of staff/faculty who commit to developing and leading cocurricular experiences that address learning outcomes for one Hub area.

For more information, including access to the pre-workshop Cocurricular Intake Form (required for stipend eligibility), please visit here.

BU Hub Course Enhancement Funds

The Hub Course Enhancement Fund provides funding so faculty can experiment with an innovative approach to teaching one or more of the BU Hub areas or take advantage of special opportunities for exciting general education learning experiences in BU Hub courses. All BU faculty teaching Hub classes may apply for funding. Expenses might include those associated with attending cultural events, engaging with local communities, or materials needed to incorporate more experiential, collaborative, or project-based pedagogy into a Hub course. Awards are typically capped at $500 and are approved on a rolling basis.

For more information and the application, please visit here.

Part-Time Faculty Professional Development Fund

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to invite proposals from faculty eligible for support from the Part-Time Faculty Development Fund. Please click here for funding requirements and guidelines for proposal consideration.

Salaried Lecturer Professional Development Fund

The Center for Teaching & Learning is pleased to invite proposals from faculty eligible for support from the Salaried Lecturer Professional Development Fund. Please click here for fund requirements and guidelines for proposal consideration.


Discontinued Funding Initiatives