LSA Community-Engaged Course Development Grants, funded by the Colllege of Literature, Science, and the Arts and administered by the Ginsberg Center, offer up to $1500 to support new and ongoing community-engaged courses.
These Course Development Grants are open to all LSA tenured and tenure-track faculty; clinical instructional faculty; and lecturers who teach on the Ann Arbor campus and who have continuing appointments and course development responsibilities.
Expenses that can be covered by these grants may include, but are not limited to honoraria for community speakers and efforts aimed at developing or enhancing community partnerships that are connected to community-engaged courses.
Those awarded a LSA Course Development Grant should confer with Ginsberg staff about their project proposal and must:
- Use the funds as proposed.
- Attend at least one Ginsberg Academic Partner workshop or session in the term(s) following the award.
- Add at least 2 closed-ended and 1 open-ended suggested questions to end-of-semester course evaluations.
- Complete a post-award questionnaire.
Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and between 5-10 grants are awarded each year, depending on amounts requested and funds available. The following deadlines ensure that applicants receive a disposition on their award status prior to the term for which they plan to use the funds. Award notifications are typically received within three weeks of application submission.
- Application Deadlines:
- For winter term, Dec 1
- For spring/summer: April 1
- For Fall: August 1
- Apply Here