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Evidence-Based Teaching Program

The Evidence-based Teaching program (EBT) is a 2-year long fellowship where a cohort of UW faculty members collaboratively design and implement a research project based on a current instructional issue. Through active engagement in a learning community, EBT fellows spend the first year on exploration and research design and the second year on implementation and outreach.

2024-2026 theme

Research consistently confirms the value of having students work together to build knowledge and skills. And yet, many students and instructors dislike group work, which can prevent students from fully engaging and instructors from incorporating group work into their teaching practice.

The 2024-2026 EBT fellows will identify a challenge related to group work, explore the evidence base related to the challenge, and collaborate to develop and test a teaching strategy for addressing the challenge.

EBT Fellowship goals

  • Foster cross-disciplinary connections within UW’s teaching community
  • Deepen understanding of evidence-based, learner-centered pedagogies related to the theme
  • Develop and implement pedagogical strategies that enrich the student experience in in-person, hybrid, and/or online classrooms
  • Explore the processes associated with conducting research on teaching and learning
  • Provide faculty members with opportunities to develop professional accomplishments in teaching


Applications for the 2024-2026 EBT Fellowship will open on March 4, 2024.


  • Must be a current UW faculty member (any appointments/rank) teaching at UW
  • To receive payment, fellows must be employed at UW in Spring 2026
  • Faculty members who participated in the previous cohort are ineligible


Fellows make a 2-year commitment to the community and should expect to spend approximately 15-20 hours of work each quarter in synchronous, online meetings, reading, and discussion. Fellows receive a $2000 stipend after the successful completion of the two-year program.