CCTL Grants

To foster inquiry into college teaching and learning, the CCTL (College Committee on Teaching and Learning) is pleased to offer grants to NU instructors who conduct classroom-based inquiry into active and/or integrative learning in higher education. The grant awards will be between $1500-2000 per project depending on the application quality and the number of applicants.

Beginning spring 2015, after receiving three consecutive CCTL grants recipient will be ineligible in year four.

Starting with the 2019 award year, we require applicants to use the CCTL grant template. This template contains similar questions as in prior years but is organized to streamline the grant application and review process.

It is further recommended that you look at the refined rubric before preparing to submit your application.

1 copy of the grant application is due in electronic (.pdf or .docx) format by midnight, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to the CCTL committee at cctl@niagara.edu.

Applicants will be informed of the committee's decision by December 1, 2019 and stipend payments will be disbursed by January 31, 2020.

Grant applications will be evaluated by a subcommittee of CCTL. Grants are available to instructors of credit bearing courses or required learning skills courses. The grants focus on higher education (not high school or lower levels) and must relate to active and/or integrative learning.

Before submitting your application, please review the rubric that the CCTL subcommittee will use to evaluate this year's grant applications.

Members of CCTL who apply for a grant will not serve on the review subcommittee. 

Grant recipients will be expected to sign a grant agreement and make a presentation of their findings at the annual CCTL conference or a seminar organized by Niagara University’s CCTL.

For more information, please contact cctl@niagara.edu.

Here are a few sample grant applications for you to reference:

Please note that the grant template was new in 2019. These applications are models using this template:

These successful grant applications were submitted prior to the new template and may not be ideal models.