As the Berkeley Collegium issues its 9th call for project proposals, the lingering pandemic has offered opportunities to rethink how we teach, how we learn and how we perform research. The Collegium invites Berkeley faculty to offer projects to explore these opportunities.
From its inception the Collegium has made grants that aim to bind together research and teaching, urging faculty to introduce students to the methods, practices, and joys of discovery. This year, we invite faculty to offer proposals aimed either toward overcoming the loss of learning associated with the pandemic and/or developing more inclusive learning environments. How can we take what we have learned from the "grand experiment" of adapting to the pandemic and make learning more engaging? What can we do to encourage our undergraduates to experience the stimulation and intellectual joys that a research university like Berkeley can provide? Given the disruptions and the damage done by the pandemic, what are some creative ways to help reconnect our undergraduates to the intellectual life of the university?
The program dovetails with broader campus efforts around Discovery by offering a laboratory to develop and test out curricular and co-curricular activities, programs, and courses that provide undergraduates with opportunities for discovery.
The Collegium aims to fund up to seven projects of up to $15,000 each over a 1-2 year grant period (depending on the nature of the project). More grants may be funded if budgets are under the $15,000 maximum. The grant period begins at the start of the Fall 2023 semester.
Detailed information about the grant, as well as submission instructions and the submission form, can be found on the Berkeley Collegium webpage.
All proposals must be received by the end of the day on Monday, March 27, 2023. If you have questions, please email Sumali Tuchrello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oliver M. O’Reilly
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
About the Collegium: The Berkeley Collegium’s mission is to foster innovation and excellence in undergraduate teaching at UC Berkeley. Its members are among Berkeley’s most creative, inspiring, and effective teachers, and the Collegium provides this group of faculty members with resources for initiatives that will elevate teaching, especially at the undergraduate level, across the campus.
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