The Reinert Center offers fellowship and grant opportunities for SLU faculty engaged in different kinds of pedagogical and curriculum development. Occasionally, the Center also secures external grants to support specific projects and/or provides support to externally-funded projects developed by SLU faculty.
Innovative Teaching Fellowships
Each semester, the Reinert Center awards a small number of Innovative Teaching Fellowships to full-time, permanent teaching faculty who teach in our highly-flexible, technology-rich classroom, the Learning Studio. Innovative Teaching Fellows spend the first semester of their fellowship working closely with Reinert Center staff to (re)design a course to be taught in the Learning Studio. The course is then taught in the Studio during the second semester of the fellowship period. The fellowship comes with either a stipend of $3200 or funds to cover the cost of a one-course reduction in teaching load during the course development semester. It also includes continuing support from Renert Center staff during the teaching semester. To learn more about the Innovative Teaching Fellowship, click the link here.
Inclusive Practice Grants
How would you create more inclusive learning experiences for students? This question is at the heart of the Reinert Center's Inclusive Practice Grants. Inclusive Practice are intended to support faculty communities of practice that can advance knowledge and use of inclusive teaching practices at Saint Louis University. Grants are available to SLU faculty members who hold teaching appointments in any academic department of the University and who will be teaching at the University during the grant period. Funded projects will bring together groups of faculty members to advance knowledge and use of inclusive teaching practices within or across academic departments/programs. Project teams must be led by a full-time faculty member and must have at least two additional SLU faculty members (full-time or part-time/adjunct). To learn more about Inclusive Practice Grants, click the link here.
Try It! Mini-Grants
If you were going to try one new thing in your teaching, what would it be? This question drives the Reinert Center's Try It! Mini-Grant. These small grants are intended to spur thoughtful and engaged experimentation with one new pedagogical strategy or tool. In supporting these experiments, the Reinert Center aims to foster faculty members' development as teacher-scholars by promoting innovative thinking about and approaches to teaching, learning, and student engagement. Grants are available to SLU faculty members who hold teaching appointments in any academic department of the University and who will be teaching at the University during the grant period. To learn more about Try It! Mini-Grants, click the link here.
In addition to providing support to faculty seeking external grants that have a teaching or curriculum component, the Reinert Center occasionally seeks external grants to support initiatives with strategic importance to both the Center and the University. To learn about recent externally-funded projects hosted by the Reinert Center, click the link here.