The Center for Teaching Excellence is co-sponsoring the following grants and fellowship programs for up to $3,500.


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Teaching Leadership Grant

Proposals due Friday, April 19, 2013

Are you a full-time faculty member or instructor on any USC campus who wants to broaden your students' understanding of leadership? Do you want to explore and promote strategies for teaching students about leadership and developing their leadership skills?

The Center for Teaching Excellence, in collaboration with the Carolina Leadership Initiative, is soliciting applications for this competitive grant program to strengthen leadership education in courses taught at USC. Applications are welcomed not only from faculty who teach explicitly leadership-themed courses, but also from those who would like to incorporate leadership-related experiences in a course they teach. Grant funds up to $3,000 may be requested; please see the Request for Proposals for details.

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Supporting Undergraduates in Integrative Learning Grant

Proposals due Friday, April 19, 2013

The office of USC Connect and the Center for Teaching Excellence invite full-time faculty and instructors are invited to submit proposals to develop, implement, and assess instructional materials that integrate beyond and within the classroom experiences to achieve course learning outcomes. Many of us can think of activities we would have our students participate in outside of class, but how can we leverage those activities to maximize their learning benefit? This grant program will enable faculty to explore teaching methods and assignments that give students opportunities to reflect on, apply, and synthesize what they learn from multiple experiences and activities.

Grants of up to $3,500 will be awarded to support the incorporation of these types of integrative learning activities into courses that do not already include them, or to improve already existing integrative learning strategies. Please see the Request for Proposals for more details. Also, see below a news story describing some of the 2012-2013 projects funded by last year's grant.

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Sustainability Fellows Program

Proposals due Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The goal of the Sustainability Fellows program is to increase attention to sustainability issues across the entire curriculum, from the humanities and social sciences to the sciences and professional schools. Applications are welcomed not only from faculty who already teach explicitly sustainability-related courses or want to create a new sustainability course, but also from those who would like to incorporate a theme or module related to sustainability in a course that they currently teach.

The Sustainability Across the Curriculum workshop is sponsored by Sustainable Carolina and co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence, USC Connect, and the Environment & Sustainability Program.

TO APPLY: Go to and click on the link to the online application form. If accepted, you will be eligible to apply for the Sustainable Carolina Curriculum Award ($500-1,000) to help implement sustainability into your curriculum.

    Past Grants

    For information on previously offered grants