What you need to know

The d’Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in Education and the Alumni Class Funds provide grants to faculty in support of educational initiatives focused on developing the undergraduate curriculum.

Funding reflects the vision and priorities of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, who oversees the initiatives. The Registrar’s Office coordinates the proposal process and funding decisions, provides guidance and expertise to faculty, and gathers and disseminates project outcomes. Together, we engage with the community to support and shape undergraduate education at MIT.

Goals are to respond to emerging trends in education, student interest, and needs; encourage innovation in areas where traditional funding may not be available; and engage faculty, Institute-wide, in robust discussion of undergraduate education. In particular, these grants enable faculty to experiment with new or innovative pedagogies or technologies, rethink and refine approaches to the GIRs, and create momentum to incorporate successful experiments into the permanent curriculum.

Key points to remember:

  • Proposals for d’Arbeloff grants are due in early fall for the following academic year.
  • Proposals for Alumni Class Funds are due at the end of IAP for the following academic year.