Provost's Awards

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, and to support new projects that show promise for personalizing students' educational experiences.


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.