The University of Iowa

Fall 2020 Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award

Deans, Directors and Departmental Executive Officers
Thomas J. Schmidt, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Chair, Council on Teaching
April 15, 2020
Fall 2020 Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award

The Council on Teaching seeks applications for the Fall 2020 Teaching in Higher Education Travel Award. The deadline for receipt is August 3, 2020. 

The focus of this travel award is for faculty and staff to gain a better understanding of teaching in their discipline or trends in higher education in general (i.e., curriculum design, course design and delivery, pedagogical good practice, or assessment of learning) and then applying this new information to enhance teaching effectiveness at The University of Iowa.  NOTE: It is not, therefore, to provide travel funds to those who wish to attend conferences/annual meetings to acquire or present new information or research advances in their disciplines and then incorporate that information into their teaching here. 

The Council on Teaching will review applications, not as they are received, but following these submission deadlines based on the date of travel:

•    Fall 2020 (September-December travel) submit applications by August 3, 2020
•    Spring 2020 (January - May travel) submit applications by December 4, 2020
•    Summer 2021 (June - August travel) submit applications by April 30, 2021

If you receive a fall 2020 travel award and are unable to complete the travel due to restrictions related to COVID-19, your award will be carried over to Spring/Summer 2021.  For the most up-to-date information on travel restrictions related to COVID-19 please visit  

For questions, please contact Kimberly Nye in the Office of the Provost. 

Thomas J. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Chair, Council on Teaching