CEL Awards and Grants

The CEL recognizes faculty who teach in effective and innovative ways through our awards and grants programs, developed to broaden and enrich the learning experience of KU students by funding faculty-initiated projects that enhance student learning. 

Check out CEL Awards and Grants
  • John P. Schellenberg Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

    This award was established by John P. Schellenberg, Professor Emeritus of Physical Sciences, faculty, alumni, and friends to recognize an early-career faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding work within the mission of the Center for the Engaged Learning (CEL).

    Visit the Schellenberg Award page for more information.

  • Pedagogical Development Grant 2022-23

    The Pedagogical Development Grant’s purpose is to encourage faculty to develop, implement and assess a significantly different approach in their teaching that focuses on improving student learning and instructor effectiveness. While we welcome any innovative approaches, we are particularly interested in projects that intersect with recent CEL topics such as ungrading, metacognition, or trauma-informed teaching practices.

    Visit the Pedagogical Development Grant page for more information.

  • KU Assessment Grants

    Assessment grants seek to encourage teaching faculty to engage in sound practices in assessing student learning outcomes. First, the funding should be used to support new initiatives and to strengthen ongoing assessment activities. Next, these initiatives should generate models of assessment practices that can be used to inform other assessment efforts. Finally, these grants may serve as "seed money" to support promising pilot projects or the research necessary to prepare externally competitive funding proposals.

    Visit the KU Assessment Grant page for more information.

  • Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship

    The Junior Faculty Teaching Fellows program is a yearlong, cohort-based learning community that provides the opportunity for a small group of junior faculty from across the disciplines to come together to reflect upon and discuss their teaching and their students’ learning. Fellows will engage in a variety of program activities sequenced to develop and refine their teaching skills over the course of the year.  These activities will help you make more effective and efficient use of your time on tasks you will be doing anyway—designing courses, planning lessons, and reflecting and writing about your teaching. Fellows will receive a small amount of research stipend after completing the program.

    Visit the Junior Faculty Teaching Fellowship program page for more information.

  • External Funding Sources

    The CEL helps facilitate contact with various organizations to identify external funding sources for Humanities, Social Science, and STEM education.

    Please visit the External Funding Sources page for more information.

  • Faculty Spotlight

    The CEL recognizes a faculty member whose teaching and research defines, inspires, and informs excellence at KU. 

    Please visit the Faculty Spotlight page for more information.

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