CFP: Halle Institute /CFDE Global Atlanta Innovative Teaching (GAIT) Grants

The Halle Institute for Global Research and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence offer Global Atlanta Innovative Teaching (GAIT) Grants to support faculty teaching.

The Halle Institute for Global Research and the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence supports innovative undergraduate and/or graduate, and postgraduate teaching at Emory. GAIT Grants are open to all full-time regular faculty and are available for both individual faculty members and faculty-led teams (that may include post-doctoral scholars and graduate students). Priority will be given to those proposals that promise long-term educational effects within or beyond Emory.  

Grants are up to $3000 and only one proposal per project will be considered. Applicants must have their own speedtype account or be connected to a department that has a speedtype account. These grants are for fall 2019.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2019

The goal of the GAIT Grants is to create new pedagogies that help students put “Domestic” and “International” into conversation. Funds will support a variety of creative pedagogical approaches that take advantage of Global Atlanta in the broadest sense. Some potential directions of courses include, but are not limited to:

  • courses that take advantage of Atlanta global geographies such as Clarkston or Buford Highway
  • courses that engage with one or more of Atlanta’s many immigrant groups
  • courses that engage with one or more of the many non-US owned businesses located in Atlanta
  • courses that engage with one or more of the many US owned businesses located in Atlanta that have global reach
  • courses that consider geographies outside of Atlanta but that are linked to global Atlanta
  • courses that build on existing Emory engagements with Atlanta (for example, the Buford Highway University-Partner Learning Community; the Global Health Institute’s Emory Refugee and Immigrant Health & Wellness Alliance)

The submission must include

  1. the proposed innovation
  2. course outline or proposed syllabus
  3. budget
  4. schedule for integration of the proposed project in the class

Please click here to apply by uploading your completed documents online.

Grant proposals will be judged based on three criteria:

  • the suitability of the project for the areas described above;
  • the clarity of educational purpose;
  • the proposed budget being reasonable and sufficient to accomplish the aims.
Grantees will be required to
  • Attend two meetings in the academic year of the grant to share information on projects with other recipients. The times and locations are TBD
  • Provide a report that includes:
    • A final syllabus
    • Student evaluations that include students’ opinions of the new approach and how it affected their learning  
    • Future plans for this topic
Please note:
  • Only one proposal per project will be considered.
  • Applicants must have their own speedtype account or be connected to a department that has a speedtype account.
  • If accepted, the applicant must commit to two meetings in which GAIT recipients will meet to discuss their projects.
  • 75% of total approved funding amount will be disbursed upon selection and receipt of your departmental speedtype.
  • The remaining 25% will be transferred upon submission of the project summary report at the end of the semester.
  • The funds may be used for reimbursements. (However, gift cards of any kind are not allowed.)
  • Funds may be used for direct and incremental expenses only.
  • The funds may not be used to offset salary.