CPI Innovation Grants

The application must show the benefits of the project/participation and its ability to:

  • Address an issue important to curricular reform or teaching enhancement.
  • Advance the strategic goals of the university as they apply to:
  • Enhancing student learning.
  • Enhancing teaching effectiveness.
  • Enhance the university’s reputation through presentation at national conferences and/or publication of outcomes.
  • Potentially lead to external funding for future projects that address teaching enhancement and innovative pedagogies.


Tenured, tenure-track, and adjunct faculty, artists-in-residence, professors of the practice, and librarians are eligible to apply.

Proposal Evaluation and Selection:

In addition to completeness and clarity, the CPI Innovation grant review committee considers the following in evaluating requests

  • The clarity and persuasiveness of the proposal (e.g. does the request address an obvious pedagogical need?)
  • The degree to which the project will benefit the recipient and the larger Wesleyan community.
  • Dissemination plans: how will the applicant share the results of the funded project to promote faculty development in teaching effectiveness to the Wesleyan community?

Only one grant will be awarded per applicant per grant year. Applications for an Innovation Grant should be submitted by November 15, 2019 for spring 2020 funding.

How to Apply for a CPI Innovation Grant:

Please submit a written application by email to Jennifer Rose at jrose01@wesleyan.edu by November 15, 2019. The application should include all of the following information:




Amount requested

Request proposal (1–2 pages) including:

  • Title
  • Discussion of event with links to opportunity
  • Benefit to instructor
  • Benefit to students
  • Benefit to Wesleyan
  • Plans for dissemination (workshop, department or CPI presentation,


Warm regards,

Jen Rose

Direction and Professor of the Practice, CPI