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) grant program to support faculty teaching.

Call for Proposals

Global Atlanta Innovative Teaching Grant 

Fall 2024—Spring 2025  

The goal of the GAIT Grants is to create new pedagogies that help students put “Domestic” and “International” issues into conversation by using Global Atlanta as a classroom.  GAIT Grants are open to all full-time regular faculty and post-docs and are available for both individual faculty members and faculty-led teams (which 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 an academic unit that has a speedtype account.  
Examples of past project awardees
  • Global Feminist Theologies: Asian and Latina Perspectives. (Joy McDougall, Candler School of Theology) Students engaged with church communities that include many people of Mexican and Korean descent
  • Multilingual Atlanta. (Hiram Maxim, Emory College of Arts and Sciences)
    Students conducted linguistic landscaping in multi-lingual communities in Clarkston and the Buford Highway area
  • Soccer and Globalization. (Pablo Palomino, Oxford Campus of Emory University)
    Students conducted research on “futebol” teams around the globe and participated in a seminar with Atlanta United’s president prior to a game
Other potential directions include, but are not limited to, courses that
  • take advantage of Atlanta global geographies such as Clarkston or the Buford Highway area 
  • engage with one or more of Atlanta’s many immigrant groups 
  • engage with one or more of the many non-US owned businesses located in Atlanta 
  • engage with one or more of the many US-owned businesses located in Atlanta that have global reach 
  • consider geographies outside of Atlanta but that are linked to global Atlanta 
  • 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) 
Notes on types of uses for the funds
  • Funds may be used to support bringing outside scholars into the classroom, but the proposal must show how this will lead to a sustained change in the course over future years
  • Funds may be used for the kinds of materials that are needed to get a class up and running – and will contribute to future iterations of the class
  • GAIT funds may not be used for honoraria for Emory faculty
  • GAIT funds can be used for summer salary support for the proposer; need for summer salary support must be carefully justified 
Application criteria
  • The completed application cover form
  • A narrative of no more than three pages with proposal details, including:
  • Proposed Innovation (please include course information: course name/number, syllabus) 
  • Proposed Budget (how will you use the money specifically) 
  • Schedule for integration of the proposed project in the classroom setting   
  • Assessment Criteria 
  • If requesting funds for software/hardware, you must include a letter from your department chair 
  • This letter must outline a departmental management plan for long-term sustainability of those materials in your department or confirm that the hardware goes to CFDE after the grant ends
Grant proposals will be judged on the basis of four 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 of the study    
  • the clarity of how the proposed development is above and beyond normal course development and/or improvement  
Grantees will be required to provide a report that includes
  • a final syllabus    
  • student evaluations that include students’ opinions of the new approach and how it affected their learning    
  • plans for the future of this topic 

75% of funding will be disbursed upon selection and receipt of your departmental Speedtype, and the remaining 25% upon submission of the project summary report at the end of the semester. Funds will be transferred to only one Speedtype. The funds may be used on a reimbursement basis. Funds may be used for direct and incremental expenses only.    
Please submit all application materials via email to kyates2@emory.edu by March 22, 2024.