The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) supports departments or individual faculty that wish to establish a new teaching assistant training program or to enhance an existing program. Awards of up to $5,000 are available as one-time seed grants for the next academic year, and awards of up to $2,500 are available on a rolling basis for the current academic year. For more information, please contact
Tips for successful proposals:
— Proposals must have the endorsement of the department/program chair and of the faculty member with oversight for TA training.
— Proposals should involve, if possible, graduate student collaboration in the program design and implementation.
— Since CTL TA Training Grants are one-time seed grants, it is expected that ongoing support, if needed, will be provided by sources other than CTL. Budgets will begin on September 1 of the new fiscal year unless there is an explicit request to expend
funds in the summer prior.
— Responses to all three questions below should total no more than 1,000 words.
Please note that winning submissions may be used as examples for future prospective applicants on the Teaching Commons website (with budget figures redacted) unless you explicitly request otherwise.
Upon completion of the project, please submit to CTL a report of about 450 words answering the questions, "What did the grant accomplish?" and "What good practices for TA training did we identify?" Examples or products may be shared online.
The Center for Teaching and Learning is available to assist with program ideas and/or proposal development. Feel free to contact CTL for help.
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Up to $5,000, for next academic year. (Due June 30; outcome by mid-August.)
Up to $2,500, for current academic year, rolling deadline
1. Please give a brief description of the program's goals and the rationale for its effectiveness. Projects likely to have a lasting impact, and/or projects that produce permanent artifacts such as handbooks or online resources, will be given preference. *
2. Please give a brief description of the faculty, staff, and TAs who will be involved in the project, and an estimate of the number of TAs to be trained. Please designate a faculty project director or coordinator. *
3. Please outline a budget consistent with and linked to proposal goals. Eligible expenses include student and other non-faculty salaries (please include any applicable benefits), expendable materials and supplies (e.g. research books/journals, photocopying, videotaping), departmental equipment, and other developmental costs. Equipment expenses are carefully reviewed and require substantial cost-sharing with the department. If matching or ongoing funds are involved, please indicate those sources. *
My department or program: *
Phone number: *
Grant applications must include a financial contact within the proposer's department or program who can provide budgetary oversight should the grant be awarded. Appropriate contacts should already have authority over the relevant organizational code.
Admin email *
Admin phone *
PTA Task Manager SUNet *
Four letter org code for the group that will own the task *
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