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 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising
The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising annually recognizes advisors at the University of Pittsburgh who have engaged students in a collaborative and holistic process of advising by preparing students for lives of impact through educational experiences tailored to their specific goals and needs.
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.
“Year of” Funding Opportunities
The Office of the Provost awards matching funds of up to $8,000 to support project proposals and programs related to the annual “Year of” initiative. Details about submitting requests for matching funds for the Year of Data and Society are available at Funding Opportunity | Year of Data and Society.
Pitt Momentum Funds
The Pitt Momentum Funds support high-quality research, scholarship, and creative endeavors at three distinct scales, including Seeding, Teaming, and Scaling Grants. Awards are made across the breadth of interdisciplinary scholarship at the University, and all eligible faculty are encouraged to propose new, innovative ideas that can contribute meaningful insight, understanding, or solutions to societal challenges.
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.