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 2023-2024 academic year.

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

GIFT 2023 Dates and Deadlines

Date Description
Friday, April 14, 2023 Electronic applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Applications are jointly submitted by the graduate student and the teaching faculty member with whom they propose to collaborate with during the academic year.
End of April 2023 Applicants will be notified of their admission status.
Phase I:
May 22-June 9, 2023
GIFT 2023 Program:
Workshops take place weekdays May 22 - June 2, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. - noon
GIFT participant presentations take place June 5 - June 9, 2023, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Phase II Co-teach a course in fall 2023 or spring 2024.