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Office of the Provost, Division of Academic Affairs, University of Maryland

Provost Initiatives

The Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost is committed to fostering cross-campus collaboration and innovation to drive progress toward the university’s strategic plan vision to improve the lives of every person on Earth; accelerate solutions to the grand challenges of our time; forge a diverse and inclusive community; and dedicate ourselves to advancing the public good.

Investing in the Evolution of Teaching and Learning

The Teaching Innovation Grants program encourages our community to collaborate to maximize our teaching impact and create innovative and meaningful learning experiences.


awarded in 2022 to innovative educational projects to expand active and experiential learning across campus


projects funded to give students the opportunity for hands-on learning experiences inside classrooms and communities

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Our Terrapin Commitment

The University of Maryland is investing up to $20 million annually through the Terrapin Commitment program to ensure that a UMD education is affordable to our state's most promising students, dramatically reducing the financial barriers to obtaining a higher education for low-income Marylanders.

Addressing Humanity's Grand Challenges

The Grand Challenges Grants Program — the largest and most comprehensive program of its type ever introduced at the University of Maryland — supports projects that address emerging societal issues, including climate change, social injustice, global health, and education disparities.


in institutional investments to 50 projects designing impactful solutions to humanity's greatest and most complex problems


faculty, staff and students across all 12 schools and colleges engaged in crossdiciplinary projects 

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New Investments to Do Good

We are committed to investing in our student, faculty and staff’s work to create solutions for a more equitable, sustainable and resilient world. As a Do Good Campus, we are developing and growing programs that are centered around supporting all Terps to take what they are passionate about and make an impact. 

Our Fearless Impact

Scholars, researchers, innovators and creators converge at the University of Maryland to be a force for good. Together, we lead Fearlessly Forward.