TLC Innovation Grant

Call for Proposals: Academic Year 2023-24

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) Innovation Grant program is an internal funding opportunity supported by the Geneseo Foundation that provides resources for faculty and professional staff members. These grants support innovative pedagogical ideas from faculty and staff that advance the mission of the College and TLC, including supporting a learning culture that values and rewards teaching, facilitates reflective dialogue about pedagogy, supports the development of teaching as a practice and a scholarly activity, invites innovation in curricular development, and encourages the creation of diverse learning environments in which all students can excel.

The Call for Proposals for the Fall 2023 Innovation Grant is now closed. Proposals were accepted for consideration until midnight, Monday, October 16th. 

About the Grants

Grants can be requested for up to $1,500 for an individual, or up to $3,000 for a group.  

Items must be purchased or activities must take place after the application is approved—grant funds cannot be applied retroactively. Monies awarded must be spent by mid June, 2024. 

Please note: these funds are ideally used in the support of travel, registration, or purchases of physical or digital items. They are NOT well-suited for paying for personnel, such as extra service or stipends. 

Apply Here

Submit your Innovation Grant Application here, via Google Forms.

For any questions about the TLC Innovation Grants program, please contact Alexis Clifton, interim Director of the Teaching and Learning Center, at

Applicant Eligibility

All full- and part-time faculty and professional staff are eligible to apply. 

Review and Approval

TLC Innovation Grants are funded from the Geneseo Foundation. The number of grants awarded will depend on the number of applications received and the amount of successful requests. 

Application review and funding recommendations will be completed by a subset of the TLC Advisory Committee. Any member of the Advisory Committee who applies for a grant will not participate in application review. 

Applicants who are not awarded funding will receive feedback from the Advisory Committee and will be encouraged to apply for the next grant cycle. 

Recent Innovation Grant Awards


Grantee Department Summary Term Awarded
Claire Gravelin Psychology National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference Fall
Christine Green School of Education Certification from International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Fall
SeungJung Jo School of Education SUNY CPD Course, Innovative Strategies to Engage All Students Fall
Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj Theatre & Dance Recording equipment purchase Fall
Leah McGray Music Guest performance and presentation: Gateways Brass Collective Fall
Olaocha Nwabara English National Council for Black Studies - mentoring student presenters Fall
Amanda Roth, Alice Rutkowski, Jim Aimers, Ryan Jones, and Hanna Brant Women's and Gender Studies Guest speakers and additional materials to support new minor Fall


Grantee Department Summary Term Awarded
SeungJung Jo School of Education SUNY CPD Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Teaching & Learning Certificate Program Fall
Sharon Peck School of Education Educause Digital Learning Innovators Institute Fall
Hilary Toothe Art History Berkeley Advanced Media Institute's Podcasting: Stories in Sound Fall
Suann Yang Biology Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education Fall
Tara Sweet Biology Book purchase in support of Biology Department DEI Committee reading group Spring
Alessandra Otero Ramos Fraser Library Art Libraries Society of North America Conference Presentation Spring
James Kernan Geography & Sustainability Studies Support for course development centered on NY National Forests Spring
Lauren Goulet, Bill McDevitt, & Dan DeZarn Office of Sustainability Northeast Farm to Institution Summit Spring