Participants are required to apply to the Institute on Project-Based Learning and will be considered based on the extent to which the team is likely to benefit from the Institute and advance its project-based learning initiatives. Reviewers will also consider a number of other factors, such as institutional type and project focus, to ensure a diverse group of participants who will complement and benefit from each other. 
Application Schedule
The application deadline for the 2024 Institute on Project-Based Learning has been extended to March 15, 2024. Notifications regarding acceptance will be sent to teams no later than March 15, 2024 (application must be received by March 1).  Notifications for applications received after March 1 will be sent before April 1.
Application Fees The registration fee for the Institute will cover tuition, materials, and consultations; a reception on Thursday night, three breakfasts, three lunches, and snacks. A limited number of hotel rooms near campus also will be available at a group rate. Reservations and additional costs for hotel lodging will be the responsibility of the teams. Travel costs to and from the Institute are the responsibility of the teams.
  • $8,500 per five-member team
  • $1,500 per additional team member beyond five (as space permits)
*Registrants canceling on or after May 10, 2024 will not receive a refund.
Application Requirements Applicants should note the following requirements:
  • Each team must consist of a minimum of five members (including a designated leader) recommended from across disciplines and administration staff. A team’s institutional diversity helps facilitate implementing a comprehensive change in the curriculum and sustains the foundations of initiatives arising from work at the Institute.
  • If accepted, registration fees as outlined above apply.
  • Institute applicants are required to submit a goal or specific project they want to address at the Institute. Details on the application components and selection criteria can be found below.

Application Components and Selection Criteria Institute applicants should submit a goal or a specific project they want to address. Applicants are asked to explicitly address the following questions when formulating the narrative. Read more


What is the current state of project-based learning on your campus? What has motivated a desire for additional action related to project-based learning? Which aspects of project-based learning are you hoping to learn about and implement?


What high-priority tasks do you expect your team to work on during the Institute? These should be the tasks that, if advanced substantially during the Institute, would lead your team and colleagues to judge your efforts a success.


In what ways do your team members reflect the opportunities for implementing project-based learning on your campus? How do they reflect the diversity and the various interest groups on your campus?


Educators from many different types of institutions will be participating, and this is a great opportunity for institutions to learn from one another. What perspective do you believe your team can bring to the Institute that will be of interest to other participants?

Team leader contact information should also be available at the start of the application.

 Application Questions If you have any questions regarding the application form, please contact Sara Ringer at