Native American Studies Curriculum Development Grants


2013-2014 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 undertaking of teaching efforts related to Native American Studies or Asian Area Studies by full-time faculty. 

Grants of up to $2000 will be awarded for the development of new courses related to Native American Studies or Asian Area Studies.

Grants of up to $500 will be awarded for revising or enhancing courses to include new Native American Studies or Asian Area Studies material.

Funds awarded for these grants will normally become available beginning in late Spring and Summer 2014. Faculty who receive new course grants 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.

Proposals for research might include travel for the purpose of research, payment to a student who provides assistance for the research, salary support, supplies, software, or equipment for research purposes. Funds awarded for course development 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 are expected to share the outcomes of their work with the wider college community in a Faculty Research Forum or some other appropriate venue. Applicants for course development funds are expected to propose and teach the course developed.  It is strongly encouraged that courses be considered for inclusion in ECIC and the Intercultural Studies program.

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 grants should write a proposal in which the topics outlined below 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, March 10, 2014.

Proposal Guidelines

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 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 the Intercultural Studies Program and/or 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.  Funds may be used for faculty salary, travel, educational costs, supplies, student stipends, secretarial assistance, software, etc.