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Access The Funding You Need

If you're looking for internal or external funding, we can help. Below you'll find descriptions of internal awards, grants and other funding opportunities — click the links for more details and nomination forms. If it's external funding you're seeking, we offer individual consulting, assessment and evaluation for seed grants and lower-level education initiatives. (The Discovery Learning Center is your source for large-scale, interdisciplinary grants.) If you have questions or need help as you work through the process, email CIE@purdue.edu.

Teaching for Tomorrow Award

Provided by the classes of 1944 and 1945, this award fosters continued excellence in teaching and learning and facilitates the development of teaching potential. It recognizes up to 12 assistant professors (or recently promoted associate professors) each year for demonstrated talent for teaching, as well as three senior faculty members for long-term contributions to teaching.

Helping Students Learn Award

Sponsored by the class of 1922, this award honors a faculty member, graduate student or administrative professional staff member who has improved students' educational experiences. It specifically promotes innovative teaching practices that contribute to improved learning.

Charles B. Murphy Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

Purdue's highest undergraduate teaching honor, this award recognizes up to six recipients (nominated through individual colleges) each year as models in excellent undergraduate education.

Service-Learning Development Grant & Faculty Fellows

Together with the Office of Engagement, we provide funding for faculty (nominated through individual colleges) who wish to incorporate service-learning into the classroom. We also provide funding for a limited number of Faculty Fellows who have demonstrated successful contributions to teaching, discovery and service-learning. As campus-wide leaders and advocates, Service-Learning Fellows contribute to the assessment and improvement of undergraduate education through service-learning courses. They also serve as a resource to others who wish to incorporate service-learning into their teaching.

Excellence in Distance Learning

The Purdue Extended Campus and the Office of the Provost provide two annual awards for faculty or staff who demonstrate excellence in distance learning projects — enabling the publication and promotion of innovative efforts at extending learning beyond the physical classroom.