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.

September 23, 2013

To:                   UCLA Chairs, Faculty and Departmental Grant Administrators

From:               Adrienne Lavine, Professor and Chair of the Committee of Instructional

 Improvement Programs (CIIP)

Larry L. Loeher, Associate Vice Provost

Re:                   New funding cycle for Instructional Improvement Program Proposals


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 is pleased to announce that we are introducing a year-round cycle for grant proposals starting this Fall 2013. We will accept proposals each quarter during the academic year.

Enclosed is a request for proposals for the Instructional Improvement Program that we hope you will share with your colleagues.  We are pleased that, despite some restrictions in the current budget environment, we are able to continue the support of instructional innovation through this important grant program.

The Instructional Improvement Program (IIP) supports innovation, experimentation, and development of undergraduate curriculum and pedagogy.  In addition, projects that evaluate student learning based on course teaching objectives are being solicited.

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, October 30, 2013

Winter Quarter: Feb 5, 2014

Spring Quarter: April 30, 2014


Please share this information with your faculty.  You may contact Dr. Kumiko Haas at (310) 206-1440 or via email at if you have questions or require assistance in the preparation of your grant proposal.  Dr. Haas is available to review preliminary drafts of proposals and can provide feedback on proposal elements at any time prior to one week before the due date.

cc:        Committee on Instructional Improvement Programs


Initial inquiries can be directed to the Director of Instructional Improvement Programs at 310-206-1440 or  Applications are due on October 30, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year.  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

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