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About PTTG

Part of the President's Excellence Fund

The Presidential Transformational Teaching Grant (PTTG) program is a seed-grant program supported by the Presidential Excellence Fund designed to further the Texas A&M University commitments to the four pillars of advancing transformational learning; enhancing discovery and innovation, university as a community; and expanding impact on the state, nation, and world.

Creativity and Teaching Excellence

PTTG promotes faculty creativity in the pursuit of teaching excellence. Faculty develop teaching and learning components with emphasis on either innovation and creativity; interdisciplinarity; diversity, equity and inclusion; or Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The primary intent is to facilitate innovations within existing courses or learning experiences. PTTG will fund 30 two-year projects per year: to include 20 projects by individual faculty at $20,000 and 10 team projects for $60,000 each.

How it Works

Utilizing a web-based interface, proposals are posted for all faculty to review.

This year we wish to encourage collaborative projects with Prairie View A&M University, therefore, any team proposals including a PVAMU faculty member will have a 10% higher chance of selection in the algorithm. PVAMU faculty may only participate in team proposals led by TAMU faculty and any faculty member may only participate in one proposal.

TAMU and PVAMU Faculty are encouraged to post both a teaching profile and also, their teaching interests, which are searchable by others, as are the PTTG proposals posted by individuals or teams. 

Full-time Texas A&M University faculty submit either individual or team proposals. Individual proposals are submitted by a single eligible faculty member. Team proposals must include at least two faculty from distinct disciplines. In most cases, this will involve separate academic units. In all cases, the team proposal must describe the interdisciplinary emphasis associated with the plan. Academic Professional Track (APT) faculty are especially encouraged to apply. The proposed projects are for two years, during which time funded PTTG investigators are not eligible to apply for another PTTG.