Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development Grants

Call for Interdisciplinary Faculty Course Development Grant Proposals

2012-2013 Academic Year

Due to funding limitations, this program is not available for 2014-2015.

Due: Monday, March 10th, 2014

The Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST), in cooperation with the Faculty Development Committee (FDC), is pleased to offer grants to support the interdisciplinary course development efforts of full-time faculty.

Grants of up to $2000 will be awarded to individual or pairs of faculty members developing an interdisciplinary course.  Preference will be given to proposals for courses meeting ECIC requirements.  Interdisciplinary, team-taught courses are encouraged.  Note that due to restructuring of the budget, the Faculty Development Committee has changed the maximum award to $2000 per course, regardless of the number of faculty sharing the development role.

Funds awarded for these grants will normally become available beginning in late Spring and Summer 2014. Faculty who receive one of these grants individually are not permitted to teach courses during the summer. Exceptions to this requirement must be approved by Dean Alzada Tipton and the faculty member’s Chairperson.

Funds awarded for developing interdisciplinary, team-taught courses can be used as salary support or to purchase supplies, software, or equipment. Successful applicants will be required to submit a short progress report by March 1, 2014.

Successful applicants for interdisciplinary course development funds are expected to propose and teach the course developed.  

Proposals for work using human subjects must have applications submitted to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at the time of submission of the grant application. This is in place to ensure that the IRB process has time to be completed and the project receives IRB approval prior to the dispersal of funds. IRB forms can be obtained from the IRB web site: .  I encourage you to speak with Ray Kraus, Chairperson of the IRB, regarding the IRB process. Please note this also applies to surveys and interviews with human subjects. 

We welcome preliminary contact while proposals are being developed and will be happy to answer any questions. Inquiries should be directed to the Director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching, Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin ( or ext. 3202), or any other Committee member.

Members of the 2013-2014 full-time faculty who wish to apply for one of these course development grants should write a proposal in which the topics outlined on the following page are addressed in a clear and complete fashion. The completed proposal should be submitted electronically to Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin ( Completed proposals are due no later than Monday, February 10, 2014.

To apply, see the guidelines on the following page.