Apply to GIFT

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

Identify a Potential Faculty Mentor

PhD 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

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 2022-2023 academic year.

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

GIFT 2022 Dates and Deadlines

Date Description
Friday, April 29, 2022 Electronic applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Applications are jointly submitted by the graduate student and the faculty member with whom they propose to work.
Early May 2022 Applicants will be notified of their admission status.
Phase I:
May 23-June 10, 2022
GIFT 2022 Program:
Workshops take place weekdays May 23 - June 3, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
GIFT participant presentations take place June 6 - June 10, 2022, 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phase II Co-teach a course in fall 2022 or spring 2023.