Mini Grants

The Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning offers mini-grants to faculty and staff to infuse high-impact, active-learning practices into their courses, programs, or co-curricular activities and for travel to conferences, workshops or seminars relating to high impact practices and active learning. Mini-grants are competitive, based on applications and available funding.  Recipients are required to write a culminating report and share with the campus community. 

Grant opportunities are based on availability of funds. Check with CETL.

Types of Mini-Grants

  • Curriculum-based Mini-Grants
  • Faculty Travel Grants


Curriculum-based Mini-Grants

Projects must address at least one of the below:

  • High Impact Practices (service-learning; undergraduate research, scholarly or creative activity; study trips, field experiences, internships, co-ops)
  • Active Learning (classroom assessment, group discussions, case studies, peer review, role playing, interactive lecture, etc.) See the Berkeley Center for Teaching & Learning website for more information. (

Please review the attached Guidelines BEFORE submitting a proposal

Eligible Projects
Projects can be of the following types. You are not limited to those listed – consult with Christine Salmon if your project doesn’t quite fit

Curriculum-related projects (course, major, minor, etc.)

  • Course redesign and implementation
  • Design and implementation of a class project
  • Design and implementation of specific strategies
  • Implementation of technology
  • Study trips (see below)

Co-curricular projects

  • Travel by students when related to course or program outcomes
  • Support for guest speakers


NOTE: Travel by faculty or staff to conferences, workshops, or seminars is funded through Faculty Travel Grants.

Study Trips are short-term (1-2 weeks) field experiences to areas in and near the United States. These experiences allow students to observe and study cultural, animal, or physical aspects of an area. Trips must support course or program outcomes and include active engagement through readings, observations, reflections, etc.

Talk with Christine Salmon to see if your idea is suitable.


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