Office of the Provost

Many internal funding opportunities are available through the University's Office of the Provost, as a part of the office's strategic initiatives. The focus of these priorities includes, "efforts to personalize education, build on excellence in teaching and research, foster a culture of diversity and inclusion, improve access and lower student debt, support data-driven decision-making, achieve efficiencies and cost savings, and lead with ethics and integrity." The funding opportunities from these initiatives can also be saved and tracked through Pivot. 

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.

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 the 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.

Provost's Award for Diversity in the Curriculum

The Provost’s Diversity in the Curriculum Award, managed by the University Center for Teaching and Learning recognizes faculty who have taught a modified course or revised curricula to strengthen diversity and inclusion, resulting in changes of impact.

Provost's Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring will annually recognize outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree.