Open to tenured and tenure-line faculty, as well as lecturers, at Columbia University (including faculty in the professional schools).
Successful applicants will receive a $3,000 research allowance to be used for the development and teaching of the course. Additional funding may be available to cover course expenses, including travel, supplies, and guest speakers.
The Center for American Studies views civic education as its primary mission, sponsoring undergraduate seminars and public programs that enhance students’ understanding of the fundamental ideas and vocabulary of public discourse in American culture, history, and politics. In an effort to expand its curricular offerings, the Center is providing course development grants to faculty who wish to teach undergraduate seminars in American Studies. Proposals for seminars of all kinds are welcome, including but not limited to “service learning” seminars in partnership with one or more community-based organizations.
Awardees will commit to teaching the course within two years of the start of the grant and repeat the course at least once after its initial offering.