Provost Investment Funds

Funding Opportunities - Faculty

2019-2020 Provost Investment Fund

I am pleased to announce that I am continuing support for seed grants through the TC Provost Investment Fund this year.  The goal of the Provost’s Investment Fund is to encourage a vibrant culture of innovation at TC, and to support faculty proposals for innovative projects that add value to Teachers College.  This value might be in terms of new or transformed programming, seeding for stronger external funding, or development of new partnerships.


Full-time assistant, associate and full professors, including professors of practice, are eligible to apply.  Lecturers and senior lecturers can also apply for these grants. 

Number of Awards 

Seven awards up to $20,000

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Enhance collaboration among faculty
  • Work toward strengthening the TC community
  • Help us to redesign our programs or invent new offerings for maximum effectiveness and sustainability

Selection Process

A committee of senior faculty from different departments will review nominations and make a recommendation to the Provost, who makes the final selection.  Awardees will be notified by March 30, 2020. 

How It Works

Funding for these grants will be available May 1, 2020 and should be spent by April 30, 2021.  Awardees are eligible to ask for an extension of up to one year.

Application Requirements

  • Project title
  • Faculty participants
  • A project narrative that includes rationale and expected outcomes (no more than 5 pages single spaced)
  • Timeline
  • Budget

Upload Applications here.


 February 7, 2020

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