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CRLT Grants for Internationalizing the Curriculum
Deadline for Submission: 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The University of Michigan prepares its students for lives of significant international engagement. In line with this mission, and with support from the offices of the Vice Provost for International Affairs and the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, CRLT is awarding two-year grants for courses that expand and enrich international themes.
Grant awards up to $7,500 will be made to individuals or groups of faculty for course development. Each funded course must be taught in both AY 2013-2014 and 2014-15. The award will cover this two-year period. Grantees will be expected to:
- Attend a half-day colloquium in May 2013 and again in May 2014 to explore issues of internationalization and discuss their projects with faculty colleagues
- Collaborate with a CRLT consultant to gather feedback and assess the course
Priority will be given to proposals for courses that provide new or substantially increased opportunities for students to benefit from an internationalized curriculum. Projects could include:
- Adding international topics to a current course
- Creating a new course with a substantial international component
- Teaching students cross-cultural collaboration skills
- Using instructional technology to internationalize a course
- Leveraging the rich international resources and expertise on campus
Information on pedagogies is available at http://www.crlt.umich.edu/internationalization
Priority will be given to proposals that:
- Increase student opportunities for meaningful engagement with an internationalized curriculum
- Incorporate innovative approaches, collaborations, and/or pedagogies appropriate to the international focus of the course
- Show potential for sustainability beyond the grant period
The competition is open, on the Ann Arbor campus of the University, to all tenured and tenure-track faculty; clinical instructional faculty; Lecturers who have continuing appointments and course development responsibilities (i.e., an assignment from the dean, chair, or designee to develop a new course or significantly revise an existing course). For collaborative proposals, the project director listed on the Application Cover Sheet must meet eligibility requirements.
Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
All applications are handled electronically and must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on <DEADLINE HERE>.
- Download and complete
- Prepare a brief proposal in accordance with the Proposal Guidelines below.
- Merge all application materials into a single PDF file.
Click the Submit Application button at the top of this page.
- Fill out the web form, which requires a project overview. This project overview (250 word maximum) will be included in a set of summary documents provided to the review panel.
- Upload the PDF file.
- Forward to your chair this Chair Evaluation Form along with a complete copy of your application packet.
- The chairperson should evaluate the proposal and then forward the Chair Evaluation Form to firstname.lastname@example.org. These must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.
An applicant should prepare a brief (three page maximum) proposal, along with the cover page. The proposal should include:
- A description of how the course will meet the criteria for the grant (see Funding Criteria section above).
- A course description:
- For all courses, describe the course goals and what you would like students to gain from the course.
- For new courses, please provide a course description, with a particular focus on the international components of the course.
- For course revisions, please describe the specific changes that will be made to significantly increase opportunities for international engagement
Provide a justification of the budget so that it is clear why each requested budget item is essential to the project. Grant monies must be used for project costs that do not fall within the realm of regular departmental expenditures.
- funding for faculty summer support
- graduate student salaries
- materials, supplies and equipment
Funding is NOT available for:
- Graduate Student Instructor (GSI) salaries
- the tuition portion of a Graduate Student Research Assistant (GSRA) appointment
The period of funding runs from May 1, 2013-April 30, 2015.
The review of proposals will be carried out by members of the CRLT staff, with final funding decisions made by the CRLT Advisory Board, composed of UM faculty from across campus. Awards will be announced in March 2013, and funding will begin in May 2013.
Assessment and Reporting Requirements
In addition to collaborating with CRLT to assess their courses, all grant recipients will be asked to help disseminate their results by completing a brief web form within three months of the project’s completion. These reports will be publicly displayed on the CRLT Grants Reporting website.
Questions and Consultations
Please contact CRLT at 764-0505 or email@example.com if you have questions. CRLT staff are available to consult with grant applicants as they prepare proposals.