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Teacher Initiated Inquiry Projects (TIIP) Overview

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Teacher Initiated Inquiry Projects provide grants for teacher teams.

 Grant competition is closed


Washington Primary

25 TIIP III grants of $15,000 each will be awarded in the 2012-2013 school year.  These professional learning grants are open to teams of teachers in K-12 schools in Los Angeles County.  We are making a few changes to the grant.  Below are some important dates associated with this third cohort of TIIP grants.

  • September 3, 2012    Application was posted
  • November 28, 2012   Competition CLOSED
  • February 1, 2013       Grant notifications sent out through email
  • August 1, 2014          Deadline to expend TIIP III funds

Call-in Hours

We have added additional call-in times (see above).  We have also changed our process for calling in.  If you have questions, please call Emma Hipolito, UCLA TIIP Director at 310-825-7053.  If you get a busy signal, someone has called in before you.  Leave your name and number and we will call you back.


TIIP Program Overview

TIIP Poster Session at 2012 Annual MeetingThe goal of the Teacher-Initiated Inquiry Projects (TIIP) is to promote teacher innovation and creativity as a vehicle for school reform. TIIP has awarded 48 grants of up to $30,000 to teams of teachers in Los Angeles County across two cohorts. These grants were made possible with funding from the California Postsecondary Education Commission.

In 2009 UCLA Center X, in partnership with LAUSD, Local District 4, and the UCLA College of Letters of Science, was awarded a Teacher Based Reform (T-BAR) Master Grant by the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC). The partners subsequently created the Teacher-Initiated Inquiry Project (TIIP), which established a competitive proposal process for teacher teams in Los Angeles county to apply for funding to be used over a two-year period. 

TIIP seeks to promote teacher innovation and creativity by providing financial support to teachers as they identify, plan and implement their own professional development.  Possible projects could include:

  • University course work
  • Research
  • Summer workshops
  • Conferences
  • Internships at museums or libraries


Projects funded through TIIP represent a spectrum of disciplines, grade levels and schools. For more information about TIIP teams, please click on the links below:


TIIP Teams

John A. Rowland High School

Click on the following links to learn more about TIIP Team projects:


Cohort I TIIP Teams


Cohort II TIIP Teams


Slideshow of TIIP I teams and projects from the poster session at the 2011 Annual Meeting.



TIIP Team Portfolios

As a part of TIIP, teacher teams are asked to disseminate their findings to their school communities and beyond. Team portfolios can be accessed through the showcase below:



Check this page for exciting news about what is happening currently with the TIIP program!


    TIIP Fiscal Presentation and Forms

    TIIP Fiscal Presentation

    TIIP Fiscal Forms


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