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Announcing the 2020-2021 Premodern Studies Undergraduate Course Development Grants

Applications reopen October 1st and are due November 6th.
July 23, 2020

The Premodern Studies Undergraduate Course Development Grants

During AY 2020-2021, the Consortium for the Study of the Premodern World will provide up to four Course Development Grants to support UMN faculty and P & A staff in the development of new or the improvement of existing undergraduate course offerings in premodern studies. This is a great opportunity for new faculty building their course portfolios and more senior faculty interested in course innovation and reaching new and expanded audiences. Proposed course projects may be team taught or able to be offered by different departments on a rotating basis.

We are targeting course development for medium to high enrolling courses that are or will be LE Certified.

Course Development Grant Resources 

Faculty/staff or faculty/staff course teams receiving grants will benefit from the following resources: 

1.) A 25% Graduate Research Assistant to support the (re)design of a course. (RAs will be selected through a process of consultation between CSPW and the faculty and/or staff applicants.) 

2.) A project coordinator for their team based in the University Libraries. The project coordinator will assist the teams in determining goals and logistics for the course development period and identifying and connecting teams with resources. 

3.) Consultations/check-ins over the course of Spring Semester 2021 coordinated by project coordinators with LATIS and TeachingSupport@UMN units addressing the goals of the selected courses.

4.) A $1,000 salary supplement for the faculty/staff member or divided between the faculty/staff team leading the course development and certification. An equivalent budget for course support resources (materials and training) is an alternative option to the salary supplement. This resource budget would be managed by CSPW and purchases would need to be made between January 1, 2021 and May 1, 2021.

Deadline for Proposals: Noon, Friday, November 6th, 2020. Proposals should be submitted to

To Apply: Please see the full call for the CSPW Premodern Studies Undergraduate Course Development Grants which includes application instructions.