The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning sponsors a small grant program to support educational activities at the University of Connecticut. The primary purpose of the grant program is to assist faculty and teaching assistants to enhance their instructional programs. Applications for a small grant can be made at any time.

Requests for financial support may be for proposals to

  • Support new and/or innovative pedagogical approaches
  • Enhance student learning
  • Improve advising procedures
  • Support of faculty, adjunct lecturers, and teaching assistants participating in colloquia and traineeship programs aimed at instructional improvement

These activities are not meant to be exclusive, but rather are listed as an indication of the types of proposals that may be supported. (This grant program is not intended for activities that should more properly be part of a Department or School/College’s support.) The application must show the medium- to long-term benefits of the project. It is our hope that this initial support would assist faculty to obtain further funding from other sources.

Small grant applications (up to $250) may be submitted at any time. A response can be expected within a few weeks.

You can download the small grant application or contact the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (860-486-2686) to have a copy mailed to you.

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to or mailed to the following address:

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
University of Connecticut
368 Fairfield Way – Unit 4001
John W. Rowe Building (ROWE), Room 331
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4001