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 Collegium aims to fund up to six projects of up to $20,000 each over a one- to two-year grant period depending on the nature of the project.

Focus: Proposals should articulate how the project bridges teaching and research at the undergraduate level, and creates, improves, or expands undergraduate access to meaningful Discovery activities (research, community-engaged scholarship, entrepreneurial endeavors, creative projects, etc.).

Sponsor: Berkeley Collegium

Deadline: March 22, 2024

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: The deadline for the 2023-25 cycle has passed. Visit the main program page for the next cycle deadlines.