Instructional Improvement Grants

The Office of Instructional Development provides funding to support undergraduate instructional improvement projects initiated by faculty or departments.

Instructional Improvement Grants support major faculty, department, and college initiated projects designed to support curricular experimentation and development, and enhance instructional improvement of undergraduate offerings.  Proposals should address the specific needs of an undergraduate course or curriculum, and explicate an appropriate and cost-effective response to a clearly defined pedagogical problem.

The Office of Instructional Development has provided Instructional Improvement Grants to the campus for almost 40 years. In the past, applications were due in Spring Quarter for funding in the next fiscal year. In recognition that some innovation opportunities require a more timely response, the Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs has announced a year-round cycle for grant proposals beginning Fall 2013. We will accept proposals each quarter during the academic year.

To enable the Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs’ full deliberation, all proposals must be received in the Office of Instructional Development, 70 Powell Library (Mail Code 151504), no later than 5:00 p.m.:

Fall Quarter: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Winter Quarter: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Spring Quarter: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Initial inquiries can be directed to the Director of Instructional Improvement Programs at 310-206-1440 or  The Faculty Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs reviews and approves all proposals.

The Office of Instructional Development also supports small-scale projects which improve or enrich existing undergraduate courses through the Mini-Grants Program.

For additional information

Instructional Improvement Grants Program 70 Powell Library Building, 151504 Campus Mail Phone: 310-206-1440 Fax: 310-206-1455

Consultation hours: By appointment