Faculty invited to apply for Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grant

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence is now accepting proposals from faculty for the 2021-22 Teaching Transformation and Innovation Grants competition. The proposal process includes three steps, the first of which must be completed by March 1.

This grant program supports innovative instructional methods, experimental or unusual instructional equipment, guest speakers, field trips or other activities and materials that further the mission of the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence to advance and inspire teaching excellence in the Penn State teaching and learning community. Grants typically range from $200 to $6,000 in actual costs.

Detailed information on the grant and an application timeline can be found here.

The first step involves a pre-proposal consultation with a Schreyer Institute faculty consultant to discuss initial ideas and help applicants develop a fundable proposal. This step must be completed by March 1. Applicants can be faculty of any rank at any location, either as individuals or groups.

The second step requires that applicants send a brief paragraph describing the project that will be shared with campus and college administrators for review and ranking. These descriptions are due by March 8. If an applicant’s project is selected for proposal development, they will asked to submit a full proposal by April 12.

The third step requires that applicants take the six weeks between April 12 and May 31 to submit a complete, developed proposal.

The Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence is part of the Penn State Office of Undergraduate Education, the academic administrative unit that provides leadership and coordination for University-wide programs and initiatives in support of undergraduate teaching and learning at Penn State. Learn more about Undergraduate Education at

Last Updated February 17, 2021