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


Call for Grant Proposals: Exploring the Intersection of Education and Technology

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Dear Faculty & Staff,

Through our strategic plan, we have forged a shared commitment to be a university dedicated to the art and science of education and committed to reimagining teaching and learning inside both classrooms and communities. Over the past several years, through new program investments, community-based experiences, curricular initiatives and facilities upgrades, we have collectively proven this to be true.

Our work to further advance this commitment continues and, with that, I am pleased to announce a new call for Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant proposals. Last year, we invested $2.7 million in more than 100 projects focused on innovative educational projects designed to expand active and experiential learning across the university. Our report on last year's initiative demonstrates the program’s broad impact, highlights and remarkable accomplishments.

The intersection of education and technology
This year’s competitive grant program will award funding to projects that use innovative educational technology to create more effective, engaging and inclusive learning experiences that prepare our students to navigate a technology-rich world. We will be funding projects that are centered around open educational resources, learning analytics, immersive learning environments, artificial intelligence and machine learning, metaverse, gamification, and other “avant-garde” or “blue ocean” strategies.

Call for proposals
We are seeking proposals from all disciplines and encourage participants to collaborate across fields of study to maximize our teaching impact and create innovative and meaningful learning experiences. All members of the UMD community may participate in this initiative, and we urge you to use this as an opportunity to engage your students in the process.

Two information sessions will be held in mid-September, and applications will be accepted in October 2023. Academic and programmatic units may submit proposals at two different levels depending on the type of innovation, project scale and demonstrated funding needs. For more detailed information about eligibility, funding priorities and key dates related to the submission and review process, please see the Teaching Innovation Grants call for proposals or contact the Teaching & Learning Transformation Center at

I look forward to receiving many qualified submissions that will drive creative and innovative educational programs and expand learning opportunities for our students. Thank you for your shared commitment to our pursuit of excellence and impact, as we work together to reimagine learning.


Jennifer King Rice
Senior Vice President and Provost