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
  • A faculty mentor can work with only one teaching fellow per semester.

2.     Complete the application form
The faculty/teaching fellow pair will submit a joint application form and e-mail it to A copy of the application, signed by both the faculty member and the graduate student must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to:

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Ballou Hall, 1st Floor
Medford, MA 02155

Applications will only be reviewed once a signed copy is received. The selection committee consists of the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching and GSAS Dean Robert Cook.

GIFT Dates and Deadlines

Friday, March 23, 2018 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. Email applications to
Monday, April 6, 2018 Applicants will be notified of their admission status.
Phase I:
May 21-June 7, 2018
GIFT 2018 Program:
Workshops take place weekdays from 8:30am-4:15pm
Presentations take place June 4-7, 2018, 8:30am-5:00pm
Phase II Co-teach a course in fall 2018 or spring 2019.