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Grants and Resources

The Office of the Provost supports and encourages applications for a number of funds and initiatives intended to support faculty development, pedagogy, and curriculum change. Faculty Development (scholarship/creative activity, leadership) support can be found through the “Faculty Development” tab above. Below is information about sources of support for pedagogy and curriculum transformation.


Course Enhancement Grants

To support faculty members and staff involved in academic programs who wish to take advantage of an opportunity to add a co-curricular or curricular element to their course which would bring added cost (for example, attending a show or hearing a lecture). Funds can be used for tickets or transportation or similar items. The fund is open to support of any course, including First Year Seminars. This fund is not intended to support large or significant trips, e.g. similar to those funded by the SSIR program. This fund will support items justified as contributing significantly to the academic impact and student learning in a course, but which are not supported by the Dupont Fund or by the faculty member’s own school or department.

Questions should be directed to the Associate Provost for Student Academic Initiatives, Scott Johnson.

Call for Proposals


Curriculum and Course Transformation Grants

To support individual faculty members, staff involved teaching, programs or departments who submit a strong proposal to develop a significantly new course or curriculum or significantly transform an existing course by introducing a new way of teaching, a new technology or other significant enhancement. Proposed transformations must be aligned with stated student learning goals for the course and the learning goals for the program (if any). Proposals from groups of faculty, programs or departments for radical transformation of curriculum and learning of best practices are encouraged. (These funds are not to be used for standard course development and improvement, which is expected as part of the faculty member’s teaching responsibilities.) (Note: program partly subsumes the program formerly known as PETE.)

Questions should be directed to the Associate Provost for Student Academic Initiatives, Scott Johnson.

Call for Proposals