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


Fall 2022- Spring 2023 The Halle Institute for Global Research and The Center for Faculty Development and Excellence (CFDE) offers the Global Atlanta Innovative Teaching (GAIT) Grant program to support faculty teaching. 

The goal of GAIT Grants are 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 region
  • engage with one or more of Atlanta’s many immigrants 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 or the Global Health Institute’s Emory Refugee and Immigrant Health & Wellness Alliance) 

Application process:  Must be submitted via email to cfde@emory.edu. Deadline extended to May 31, 2022. The application must include:

    • Proposed Innovation (please include course information: course name/number, syllabus)
    • Proposed Budget (how you will use the money specifically)
    • Schedule for integration of the proposed project in the classroom setting  
    • Assessment Criteria

Grant proposals will be judged based on 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 the CFDE at cfde@emory.edu.

Sample GAIT and FIT Grants