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


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Every year the Center for Teaching Excellence co-sponsors grants that promote Teaching Excellence at USC. The deadline for the grants listed below has passed, but we hope that you will consider applying for one in the future. If you applied for a grant this year, we thank you.

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Teaching Leadership Grant

Proposals deadline has passed

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? You may want to apply for this grants in the future

The Center for Teaching Excellence, in collaboration with the Carolina Leadership Initiative, solicited applications for this competitive grant program to strengthen leadership education in courses taught at USC. Applications were 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.


Supporting Undergraduates in Integrative Learning Grant

Proposals deadline has passed

The office of USC Connect and the Center for Teaching Excellence invited full-time faculty and instructors 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 enables 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 are 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.


Sustainability Fellows Program

Proposals deadline has passed

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 were 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.

    Past Grants

    For information on previously offered grants