Curriculum Enhancement Grant

The 2025 Curriculum Enhancement Grant Request for Proposals will open early on August 1, 2024. Completed proposals will be due by December 1, 2024. You may view the current RFP for a preview. 

Please check back on August 1 for more information about the 2025 cycle.


The Curriculum Enhancement Grant (CEG) provides faculty with technical and instructional support, time, and funds to implement teaching interventions designed to enhance student learning outcomes and experiences and their success at IU Indianapolis, IU Columbus, and IU Fort Wayne. In addition, the grant is offered to:
• increase the practice of the scholarship of teaching and learning,
• contribute to inclusive and equitable teaching practices,
• enhance the campus conversation about scholarly teaching which includes reflective, inclusive, and equitable evidence-based teaching practices, and
• increase faculty competitiveness for external educational or curricular improvement grants.

The CEG initiative supports IU Indianapolis 2030 Strategic Plan’s Student Success and Opportunity pillar, in close alignment with Goal 4: Improve Equity and Inclusion Across Student Experience, Goal 1: Strengthen Student Enrollment, Goal 2: Increase Retention and Graduation Rates, and Goal 3: Bolster Graduate and Professional Education for graduate courses.

Importance of DEI

The Center for Teaching and Learning is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in every aspect of our professional endeavors. Successful proposals will specifically address how proposed teaching interventions will promote sense of belonging and improve outcomes for historically excluded students, diversify the curriculum, and expand the repertoire of scholarly teaching practices for instructors, whether or not DEI is the primary goal of the intervention.

Grant funds support a wide range of faculty projects involving either individual course development or broader curricula development in face-to-face, online, or hybrid formats. Projects may focus on either undergraduate or graduate curricula.

Projects include but are not restricted to those that would:
• enhance the effectiveness of courses through adopting pedagogies of engagement
• redesign courses to provide more equitable and inclusive student learning experiences
• use technology, including virtual and augmented reality, to enhance the effectiveness of a course
• develop innovative curricular materials or approaches
• develop a new course or sequence of courses
• integrate ePortfolio into a course, multiple courses, or a program.

  • Proposal can be funded at three levels:
    • One course with one PI/instructor - $5,000
    • Two courses with two or more PIs/instructors - $10,000
    • Three or more courses with three or more PIs/instructors - $15,000
  • The amount requested must be matched in full by the department or school.  Cash or release time is the preferred form of in-kind match, but the CTL encourages conversations about alternatives to cash or released time.
  • Distribution of Funds: To support curricular enhancements across all academic units, decisions about CEG funding will be made in two stages. In the first stage, one qualifying grant per academic unit will be awarded. Units with more than one qualifying grant will be moved to the second stage. In the second stage, remaining available funds will be awarded to qualifying grants irrespective of their unit affiliations.
  • Fifty percent of the funding from CTL will be made available at the start of the project. The other 50% will be provided when the project is completed, and the final report is submitted to and approved by the CTL. Please consider this policy as you develop your project timeline and budget.

  • Open to IU Indianapolis, IU Columbus, and IU Fort Wayne faculty members (tenured, tenure track, non-tenure track, and adjunct faculty) with the exception of faculty from Purdue Schools.
    • Due to the Fall 2024 separation of Indiana University and Purdue University and the project cycle (which ends in June 2025), only grant proposals from Indiana University schools represented at IU Indianapolis, IU Columbus, and IU Fort Wayne will be considered.
  • For submissions from IU core schools which span multiple campuses, PIs and Co-PIs must have appointments at IU Indianapolis, IU Columbus, or IU Fort Wayne.
  • Visiting faculty members may be included on proposals as co-principal investigators but may not serve as a principal investigator.
  • No faculty member can be included on more than one proposal.
  • Any faculty member who was a principal investigator on a 2023 CEG will not be eligible to apply for the 2024 CEG award. They may apply for a CEG in 2025 or later.


Key Dates

  • August 1, 2024: Request for Proposals
  • Monthly Information Sessions: TBD
  • December 1, 2024: Proposals Due
  • April 1, 2025: CEG Awards Announced
  • April 17: 2025 CEG Cohort Welcome and Orientation
  • December 5, 2025: 2025 CEG Mid-Term Progress Reports due
  • June 8, 2026: 2025 CEG Final Reports due
  • 2027 Plater-Moore Conference in Teaching and Learning: 2025 CEG Presentations