Office of the Provost

Open Education Resource Grants

Supported by the Office of the Provost, the Open Education Resource Grants support the development of open educational resources, the Provost provides funding for projects that will enhance the educational experiences of Pitt students and provide these faculty with the ability to customize their course materials. Proposals are invited annually from faculty for projects to adapt, adopt and/or create open education resources for an existing course.

Forge Your Own Path—Personalized Education Grants

Supported by the Office of the Provost, the Forge Your Own Path grants provide key support to the Pitt community to develop transformative ideas for how courses, advising and extracurricular programming can be matched to the interests and goals of individual students. These grants provide up to $25,000 in support of projects that integrate the rich expertise and network of the Pitt community with new and emerging technologies to provide meaningful and customized collaborations, connections and experiences that will prepare and empower our students to lead lives of self-determined impact. Personalized Education Grants have been paused.

Course Incubator Projects

Supported by the Office of the Provost, Course Incubator Grants support projects to radically redesign large-enrollment classes—enrollment of more than 100— to increase the success of students. Projects focus on transformative design of an entire course, including revising syllabi, designing learning activities, developing assessment strategies and reimagining classroom teaching.

Innovation in Education Awards

Supported by the Office of the Provost, Innovation in Education Awards support projects by faculty members for the development of enhanced and innovative teaching techniques and materials that will strengthen the teaching mission of the University. The program seeks ideas that focus on experiential or active learning; innovative, discipline-based approaches to teaching and learning; technology-enhanced learning; and data-driven approaches to the design or assessment of curricular innovation.