CIT faculty grants for fall 2009

This fall, CIT offers several faculty funding options to support innovative projects using instructional technologies.

Our Strategic Initiative Grant program seeks applicants with high-impact project ideas which directly support Duke’s strategic goals, and have school or departmental support. Proposed projects should be feasible to accomplish in one to two years, involve multiple courses or faculty members, and support such strategic goals as interdisciplinarity, internationalization and knowledge in the service of society. See the full program description on our website; initial applications are due Monday September 28, 2009.

Faculty with smaller-scale ideas for pilot or “proof-of-concept” projects are welcome to apply for a Jump Start Grant. These grants may be awarded for projects focused on one course, particularly if the project has potential to be expanded to other courses or faculty if successful, or if the project could be used as a model for others. More information and examples of previously funded projects are on our website. Applications for Jump Starts are accepted on a rolling basis.

Other funding options include Invited Speaker Grants and Instructional Technology Faculty Fellowships. More information about both is on the CIT website at the pages linked above, or email

Amy Kenyon

Author: Amy Kenyon

Amy plans, implements and assesses faculty development programs for the improvement of teaching and learning, provides programs and resources designed to increase understanding of the teaching and learning process and manages personnel and other resources in the Teaching Innovation group of Learning Innovation. Her interests are in student-centered course and program design, curriculum mapping, assessment and engaging teaching strategies for student learning.