Grants and Awards

Instructional partnerships are at the heart of STLI’s mission. Our grants support a wide variety of research and practice in teaching and learning. W&M instructors should check out the programs we offer below and submit an application. You can apply for multiple grants, but you may only accept one grant per year.

STLI Faculty Fellows for Excellence in Teaching

Are you doing something innovative in your classes you’d like to share with others? To foster academic innovation and teaching excellence across the university, the Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation (STLI) will award $4000 for up to three (3) Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching for the 2024-25 academic year.

Deadline August 1

University Teaching & Learning Project

UTLP grants are collaborative investigations that explore innovative teaching and learning approaches contributing to the future of education at William & Mary. This year we will offer two UTLPs: One on generative AI and another on peer observation. We expect 8 – 12 participants per group. Each participant receives a $750 stipend.

Deadline August 22


Learn, Discover, Innovate Grants

The Learn, Discover, Innovate Grant encourages and supports innovative ideas, practices, programming, and approaches that enhance teaching and learning at William & Mary. STLI will award five (5) grants of $2000 for books, supplies, materials, equipment, software, fees, travel, or professional learning to support research projects.

Deadline August 22

Besides the larger grants and awards above, the Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation invites applications for MicroGrants for the 2024-2025 academic year. These MicroGrants support low-cost, low-stakes explorations in the use of innovative teaching & learning (T&L) technologies and practices. Microgrants offer up to $300/year for software, hardware, and other fees related to an exploration project.