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CAHSS Grants for Pedagogy and Teaching (PAT Awards)

UMBC’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS) is pleased to announce the next round of the Dean’s Pedagogy and Teaching (PAT) Fund. The grants are open to CAHSS faculty members twice per academic year to support pedagogical development, and are available to all faculty—tenured/tenure-track, lecturers, adjunct, and graduate teaching assistants (excepting visiting faculty)—who teach courses in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Funds awarded will be available through the end of the following fiscal year (i.e. funds awarded in Academic Year 2019-2020 must be used no later than June 2021).

Application guidelines:

Applicants are required to submit a cover sheet and detailed proposal using the attached forms. More information on possible project awards can be found in the attached “CAHSS Pedagogy and Teaching (PAT) Grant Category Options” document.

Proposals should present a well-designed plan of action that clearly identifies ways to improve teaching and learning, and should include a clearly defined path to completion. Proposals with broad, long-term impact on student learning are especially encouraged. The CAHSS Teaching Advisory Committee will review all applications and will make timely recommendations to the Dean.

Applications can be individual or group based. Limit one application per faculty member per funding cycle. Faculty may re-apply in the fifth semester after receiving an earlier award. For example, if the grant is approved in Fall 2019, recipients may not reapply until Spring 2022.

Expected of recipients:

Upon completing the grant term, awardees will submit a report on their project to the CAHSS Teaching Advisory Committee and will present their project outcomes in a College-focused session at the annual Provost’s Teaching and Learning Symposium, or other public forum. Awardees will also be encouraged to consider serving on the CAHSS Teaching Advisory Committee.


Completed proposals and supporting documents must be emailed as one pdf document directly to Box.

Fall: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 send here

Spring: Monday April 13, 2020 send here


All questions should be directed to Associate Dean John Stolle-McAllister (


Click here to download the application form.