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Grants and Funding

Call for Proposals: Major Project Support

Notre Dame Learning regularly calls for proposals for major projects that support academic unit or institutional goals related to teaching and learning. The call will be announced via email and appear here when active.

Prochaska Fund

The Joe and Gina Prochaska Family Endowment for Excellence funds faculty participation in teaching development activities such as a Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning; Diversity, Learning, and Student Success conference (AAC&U); Transforming STEM Higher Education (AAC&U); or Wakonse Conference on College Teaching. Kennesaw State University maintains a directory of additional conferences that may be eligible. This is a rolling grant; funding will be determined as applications are received.

“The overarching goal of this Fund is to make resources available to improve faculty members’ communication, presentation, and teaching skills, thereby helping hone, improve and enhance their pedagogy in the classroom. Specifically, funds will be used to support and aid faculty in learning about and using new instructional technologies and formats, and/or supporting faculty in attending conferences and workshops focused on pedagogy in their respective disciplines. Where appropriate, this could also include one-on-one coaching for faculty from qualified experts.”

Joe and Gina Prochaska Family Endowment for Excellence Proposal Expectations and Process:

Funding recipients will be expected to:

  • Participate in the approved teaching development activity.
  • Participate in a meeting with ND Learning Kaneb Center staff to explore possible changes to their teaching practice.
  • Submit a 250 to 500-word description, suitable for posting on the ND Learning web site, of the experience and how participation in the activity has impacted, or will impact, their teaching.
  • Work with the Learning Research practice area to explore the possibilities for the assessment of the impact of any adopted changes on student learning.

Proposals including a description of the proposed activity and estimated budget should be sent to

Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the available funds are encumbered.

Funding of other activities with a focus on development of pedagogical expertise or communication/teaching skills will also be considered.