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Tufts Innovates: Announcement of AY 2019 – 2020 Funding

The Tufts Innovates Seed Grant Program seeks to spark imaginative ideas to enhance learning and teaching, including approaches that integrate research and are interdisciplinary. Supported projects are expected to catalyze sustainable initiatives across schools and programs and may lead to further opportunities for internal and external funding.

The following people at Tufts are eligible to apply for a Tufts Innovates grant:

  • Faculty members active in education and scholarship
  • Undergraduate, graduate or professional students in good academic standing, provided the proposal includes a faculty sponsor who will be responsible for managing the seed grant
  • Staff members (e.g., library, technology, student services) directly involved in educational program development.

Each proposal must designate a single lead principal investigator, who must be a Tufts University faculty member.

Grants are expected to range from $500 to $25,000. Funding decisions are made through a peer review process including faculty and administrative staff and based on several criteria, including degree of educational innovation, potential impact on learning by Tufts students, likelihood for sustainability, and viability within departmental, school, and/or programmatic frameworks.

Request for Proposals for 2019-2020 Academic Year

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the ninth round of Tufts Innovates Seed Grant Program. Assessment plans are a critical component of the Tufts Innovates application and a consultation with the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) is strongly suggested (though not required) for all applicants. All proposals must be sent to no later than 11:59pm, Friday, February 1, 2019.  Please see the guidelines for further details, and contact with any questions.


Tufts Innovates Seed Grant Recipients for 2018-2019 Academic Year:


Field-Based Transformational Learning: Best Practices for Public Health

Principal Investigator: Virginia Chomitz, School of Medicine _________________________________________________________________________

Learning from Automated Testing of Computer Codes

Principal Investigator: Norman Ramsey, School of Engineering

Engineers for the Public Good: Innovating Civic Engineering Education

Principal Investigator: Ethan Danahy, Tisch College ________________________________________________________________________

For a complete list of previous grant recipients and their projects, click here.