LGBTQ Studies Curriculum Development Grants

Call for LGBTQ Studies Curriculum Development Grant Proposals

2013-2014 Guidelines & Application

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

Due: Monday, March 10, 2014

The Dean of Faculty and The Center for Scholarship and Teaching are co-sponsoring faculty development grants for LGBTQ Studies Curriculum Development. A limited number of grants will be awarded to high-quality proposals intended to enhance the college's offerings in this area.

Grants of up to $2000 will be awarded for the development of new courses focusing on LGBTQ issues.

Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for revising courses to include new LGBTQ material.

Grantees are expected to:
1) Develop a sound, feasible course development plan;
2) Develop a course proposal or course proposal changes to be reviewed by Academic Council, and/or other required committees;
3) Attend a luncheon where grantees share their proposed curricular innovations.

Special attention will be given to proposals that include the development or revision of courses that may be included in the Elmhurst College Integrated Curriculum (ECIC). Consideration will also be given to proposals that address classroom climate or that link LGBTQ issues into a department's curriculum.

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. The Director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching and the Faculty Development Committee will review applications and make recommendations to the Dean.

Members of the 2012-2013 full-time faculty who wish to apply for one of these curriculum development grants should write a proposal in which the following topics are addressed in a clear and complete fashion.


I. Cover Page:  The cover page should include:

  1. Project Title
  2. Name of Applicant(s) and Department(s)
  3. Total Amount Requested with Grant Program Name(s)
  4. Project summary/course description about 1/2 page in length.

II. Narrative: Describe the course in a narrative of no more than 1000 words. Describe the course to be developed and the plan to develop such a course. Make clear the benefits of such a course to students and to the institution. Include plans for when the course will be proposed and taught and how it may relate to ECIC.  

III. Budget: Itemize how the funds will be allocated and total them, not to exceed $2000 for new courses, $500 for revised or enhanced courses. 

Those proposing new courses or revising courses to add ECIC requirements are expected to develop appropriate course proposals to be reviewed by Academic Council and other required committees by the October, 2014 course proposal deadline. 

Award grant funding is through the Dean of Faculty's office. Applications will be judged on quality of the proposed curricular innovation. The completed proposal should be submitted electronically to Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin ( Completed proposals are due no later than Monday, March 10, 2014.