Course Development Grants

Advancing curricular innovation and student learning

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Keegan Houser

UC Berkeley is funding several campus-wide grant programs to support course development.

Administered by the Division of Undergraduate Education, these grants aim to enhance the quality of on-campus instruction, expand the campus’ capacity to meet student demand, and strengthen our instructional resilience in the face of emerging disruptions.

Eligibility: Academic Senate faculty

Scope of Funding: The program aims to fund 10 to 15 proposals in the $25,000 to $50,000 range. Grant period is for one year.

Focus: Proposals that will support the creation of new programs or courses, as well as revision of existing courses significantly. The campus encourages proposals that are innovative and potentially transformative; particularly encouraged are ideas that can be tested and potentially replicated across the campus.

Sponsor: Division of Undergraduate Education

Deadline: March 8, 2024

Eligibility: All Berkeley faculty (Academic Senate members, adjunct faculty, and lecturers) and Berkeley staff are invited to apply

Scope of Funding: The program aims to fund up to seven projects of up to $15,000 each over a one- to two-year grant period depending on the nature of the project.

Focus: Proposals aimed toward overcoming the loss of learning associated with the pandemic. Proposals should articulate how the project bridges teaching and research at the undergraduate level, and create, improve, or expand undergraduate access to meaningful discovery activities (research, community-engaged scholarship, entrepreneurial endeavors, creative projects, etc.).

Sponsor: Berkeley Collegium

Deadline: March 27, 2023

Eligibility: All Berkeley faculty (Academic Senate members, adjunct faculty, and lecturers)

Scope of Funding: The program will award four grants of up to $20,000 per year for two years (up to $40,000 total).

Focus: Proposals aiming to advance curricular innovation through a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) study in partnership with the staff at the Center for Teaching & Learning. Funds are intended to empower faculty teams from academic departments to engage in SoTL, especially where such work has not previously been done. As a result of this SoTL inquiry, teams are expected to engage in curricular revision or the introduction of new curricular components that will enhance learning experiences for undergraduate students.

Sponsor: Center for Teaching & Learning

Deadline: May 19, 2023