Funding Opportunity: Provost's Faculty Grants

The Office of the Provost is pleased to offer three types of faculty funding opportunities that can help you develop a new course or implement a project. Each of these awards support faculty innovation for projects that will advance key University strategic priorities, including teaching and learning, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please see below for a fuller description of each of these funding opportunities. The deadline for all three of these awards is November 1, 2017.

The Alumnae Curriculum Awards were created to provide support for faculty to develop new courses which will specifically enhance innovation in Northwestern’s undergraduate curriculum for the coming academic year. The award provides resources for course development, including new course materials, new courses, or new modes of teaching including online courses or online education. Applications for the 2017-18 awards are now open, and can be submitted to Lee West (

The Provost's Digital Learning Fellowship was created in 2014 to encourage faculty to develop innovative digital or online projects focused on improving student learning at both the graduate and undergraduate student levels. Successful proposals will enhance Northwestern students’ learning through the innovative use of technologies and enable instructors and the University to experiment with and explore the outcomes of innovative teaching and learning technologies and learner-centered pedagogical approaches. Applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship are now open, and can be submitted to Dan Pattley (

The Provost Grants for Innovation in Diversity and Equity were created in 2016 to fund novel and innovative faculty projects, including curricular projects, conferences, and other programs, that will enhance our academic enterprise through improving diversity and inclusivity at Northwestern. Proposed projects should demonstrate how they would expand diversity, inclusion, and equity at Northwestern University as related to sex, gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, age, political affiliation, religion, philosophy, or sexual orientation. Applications for the 2017-18 grants are now open, and can be submitted to Celina Flowers (

For application materials and more information about these awards, please see the Office of the Provost website.