STEM Teaching Workshop Travel Award

The Council is offering STEM Teaching Workshop Travel Awards that may be used by any faculty member, including lecturers, who will be teaching an undergraduate science, math or engineering course at Princeton during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Those whose primary appointment is as postdoctoral researchers are not eligible.  The award will be provided in the form of reimbursement for actual expenses for travel, lodging and the cost of attending a workshop on the topic of transforming the classroom experience in STEM undergraduate education.   We envision sponsoring attendance at multi-day workshops on the subject of STEM teaching, rather than brief workshops that are part of a general disciplinary conference. 

We will offer a rolling proposal process with proposals accepted through June 1, 2015.  Priority will be given to faculty members who are teaching the courses that the Council oversees – science and engineering courses that are intended for all undergraduates and that do not carry prerequisites.  The workshops themselves may take place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.  To apply, please send an email to with:

a link or file with the workshop description

the undergraduate course you will be teaching in AY 2015-2016

After the program is approved by the Council as qualifying for the award, we will request a letter from your department chair supporting your effort, and confirmation from you that participation in the workshop is not in conflict with the percent effort commitment for your grants or summer salary.

We hope this will provide an incentive for faculty members to newly experience and adopt research-based teaching methods in support of our joint goals to enhance undergraduate STEM teaching at Princeton.