Apply to GIFT

To apply to the Graduate Institute for Teaching (GIFT) program, graduate students must:

1.    Identify a Potential Faculty Mentor
Ph.D. students should approach faculty with whom they are interested in working. Students must obtain agreement from a faculty member to co-teach a specific course.

  • Teaching fellows may co-teach a course during the fall or spring semesters.
  • Teaching fellows can apply to work with faculty outside their own home department.
  • Students may apply to be a GIFT teaching fellow for a course they have been assigned a teaching assistantship (TA) for, provided the co-teaching mentor clearly differentiates between the two roles

2.     Complete the application form

Submit the application form. Before starting the application, you will need to identify a faculty mentor and request a letter of support that includes the information in the application. The faculty member will need to agree to work with you as your mentor over the 2021-2022 academic year.

Applications will only be reviewed once a signed copy is received. 

GIFT Dates and Deadlines

April 30, 2021 Electronic applications must be received by 5:00pm. Applications are jointly submitted by the graduate student and the faculty member with whom they propose to work. 
Early May 2021 Applicants will be notified of their admission status.
Phase I:
May 24-June 11, 2021
GIFT 2021 Program:
Workshops take place weekdays May 24 - June 4 from 9:30am - 12:30pm
GIFT participant presentations take place June 7 - June 11, 2021, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Phase II Co-teach a course in fall 2021 or spring 2022.