Faculty Grants

The Division of Undergraduate Education (UE) offers faculty grants for course development, enhancing teaching and learning, and cultivating student discovery. Contact the sponsoring UE unit for details.

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Instructional Technology and Innovation Micro Grant Program

Campus invites Academic Senate faculty in all disciplines to apply for grant funding to aid the creation of new programs or courses, as well as revise existing courses significantly. The grants are administered by the Division of Undergraduate Education, which anticipates funding 10 to 15 proposals in the $25,000 to $50,000 range.

  • Next grant cycle: 2024-25

  • Application deadline: TBA

AC Course Development Grants

The American Cultures (AC) Center offers course development grants of up to $1,500 to assist in the design of an AC course. Such course development might build on an existing course offering but which is currently non-AC in status, or assist with the development of a new course which has yet to be offered.

  • Next grant cycle: Ongoing

  • Application deadline: Rolling basis

ACES Program Grants

The American Cultures Center welcomes applications for the next cycle of American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) funding. The ACES program provides faculty with the opportunity to develop, broaden, or deepen their research and teaching of community-engaged scholarship.

  • Next grant cycle: Fall 2023

  • Application deadline: August 23, 2023

Multimedia Teaching and Learning Initiative

The Multimedia Teaching and Learning Initiative and its fellowship program allows faculty and graduate students to enrich course instruction by working with media-based resources from the Media Resources Center (MRC) to create a critical and collaborative “clip” collection from some of their favorite and yet to be found favorite DVDs in the MRC. Members participate in a one-semester fellowship and receive a one-time grant of $250 at the end of the term, and an honorary certificate from the American Cultures Center.

  • Next program cycle: Ongoing

  • Application deadline: Rolling basis

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Berkeley Collegium Grant Program

The Berkeley Collegium invites proposals for new and existing faculty projects that create and expand opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in research and discovery. The Collegium aims to fund up to seven projects of up to $15,000 each over a one- to two-year grant period depending on the nature of the project.

  • Next grant cycle: 2024

  • Application deadline: TBA
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Lecturer Teaching Fellows

Provides UC Berkeley lecturers with an exceptional opportunity to work individually, or in teams, to build teaching and learning tools, templates, and resources for both their individual courses and the entire campus community. Ten to twelve lecturers are selected annually to participate in a series of workshops and seminars focused on teaching and learning. Participants receive grants of $1,500 each for instructional improvement applied to their home department account.

  • Next program cycle: 2023-24

  • Application deadline: September 8, 2023

Presidential Chair Fellows Grant Program

Provides an opportunity for a team of two or more faculty members to design and conduct a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project in collaboration with Center for Teaching & Learning staff, in order to better understand and advance undergraduate education. The grant program awards up to $20,000 per year for two years.

  • Next grant cycle: 2025-27

  • Application deadline: TBA

Teaching Excellence Colloquium

Offers new UC Berkeley faculty the unique opportunity to engage with new faculty peers, explore shared teaching interests, and conduct peer observations of classroom teaching. Faculty who participate throughout the year will be provided a course improvement grant of $2,000, a certificate, and a letter from their dean in support of their next merit review.

  • Next program cycle: 2023-24

  • Application deadline: TBA