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Teaching Grants

The University of Portland supports faculty teaching and learning through several internal grant opportunities. Listed below are internal opportunities available to faculty members across all disciplines. There may be additional opportunities available in specific disciplines.

  • Beckman Humor Project Grants
    • Supports humor-related programming or faculty research projects in order to “harness the power of humor to transform the world! And tap into the capacious imaginations and talents of the University of Portland to treat humor as “a communal energy, a creative way to puncture arrogance and outwit violence.”

  • Butine Grants for Faculty Development
    • A faculty development fund to promote academic excellence, encouraging and enabling faculty to pursue activities related to teaching and learning, professional development, and research and research-related activities.
  • CISGO Faculty/Staff Grants for Diversity, Inclusion, and Internationalization
    • Grants available for course/program enhancement to include diverse perspectives, global and intercultural learning outcomes, and other inclusive pedagogies; research on an international issue or topic pertaining to equity, diversity, inclusion; and diversity/inclusion/global learning/intercultural awareness training. A CISGO Diversity, Inclusion, Internationalization Grant information session will be offered on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 pm in the Terrace Room. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. For more information, see the announcement in UPBeat.

  • Dundon-Berchtold Institute Fellowships
    • Stipend and scholarship funding for faculty-student team research projects related to professional and applied ethics in the following academic disciplines: engineering, education, nursing, life sciences, social sciences, fine and performing arts, humanities, and business. Individual faculty work with a student of their choice on a research project related to ethical issues in their respective academic subject areas, or in the professions supported by those academic areas. The teams produce a report on their findings at year’s end.
  • Ignite Grants for Campus Impact in Teaching and Learning
    • Grants to encourage faculty to explore new ideas that have the potential to reshape the classroom experience and to create new opportunities to tie curriculum to real-world experiences in both undergraduate and graduate programs. An information session will be offered on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 11:15-12:00 pm in Franz Hall Room 33. For more details and to register, see the posting in UPBeat.

  • Provost’s Initiative for Undergraduate Research
    • Funding to support collaborative research projects co-designed by faculty and undergraduate students.