Each year, the Office of the Provost is pleased to recognize individuals and who demonstrate educational excellence in areas such as mentoring, diversity in the curriculum, and innovation in education. The office also provides funding in support of new projects that show promise for personalizing students' educational experiences and those that promote high-quality research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.
Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring
The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring recognizes individuals for their outstanding mentoring of graduate students seeking a research doctorate degree.
Provost's Diversity in the Curriculum Award
The Diversity in the Curriculum Award celebrates and rewards Pitt faculty who make diversity and inclusion a part of their teaching practices.
Provost's Innovation in Education Awards
Each year, the Provost’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence invites proposals for its Innovation in Education Awards program recognizing University faculty for projects that aim to enhance teaching at Pitt and advance teaching models overall.
Personalized Education Grants
The Office of the Provost initiated the Personalized Education Grants program in 2018 to engage the campus and support efforts to personalize students' educational experiences. Grants go to projects that support education tailored to Pitt students’ individual experiences, interests, and abilities.
Open Education Resource Grants
To support the development of open educational resources the Provost provides funding for projects that will enhance the educational experiences of Pitt students and provide these faculty with the ability to customize their course materials.
“Year of” Funding Opportunities
The Office of the Provost awards matching funds of up to $5,000 to support project proposals and programs related to the annual “Year of” series theme. Details about submitting requests for matching funds for the Year of Creativity are available at Request for Proposals: Year of Creativity Funding Opportunity.
Pitt Momentum Funds
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor Ann E. Cudd and Senior Vice Chancellor for Research Rob A. Rutenbar have collaborated to enhance and streamline internal funding opportunities for faculty research while continuing to support high-quality research, scholarship, and creative endeavors. The result is a jointly funded large-scale research development fund—the Pitt Momentum Funds.
The Office of the Provost and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Research launched an annual Funding Showcase for internally funded interdisciplinary research projects. The inaugural event took place February 24, 2020. This showcase provided a platform to recognize the grantees of the restructured Pitt Momentum Funds and the work of other seed funding program recipients, including the awardees of the Personalized Education Grant and Pitt Seed.