Course Development Grants for UF Faculty

The UF Center for European Studies announces a competition for faculty Course Development Grants. We will consider proposals in the following two categories:

(1) Courses focused on Europe or European Studies subjects. These are new courses in which at least 50% of course material is related to Europe or European Studies subjects. The proposed new courses may be in any area or department, but priority will be given to courses with the potential to attract students from across a broad array of disciplines and especially those that are formally proposed as interdisciplinary or cross-listed courses. We especially encourage course proposals from fields and departments in which there are currently few European Studies course offerings, proposals for courses taught in a European language other than English, and proposals from the professional schools.

(2) Courses focused specifically on the European Union. These are courses in which at least 50% of the coursework is related to the European Union itself, for example its history, evolution, institution, politics, policies, current developments, and relations with the outside world.

All UF faculty are eligible to apply.

Submissions should include:

  • a description of the proposed course, including a statement describing the course relevance and how the course addresses lacunae in the existing offerings available at UF.
  • A statement from the department chair or appropriate supervisor stipulating that the faculty member, as part of their normal teaching load, will be allowed to offer the course within two academic years of the award and that attempts will be made to offer it at least every two years thereafter. (The course must also be cross-listed with European Studies each time it is taught).
  • A current CV of the applicant (preferably abbreviated).

Grantees are required to submit a complete course syllabus by September 1, 2015 and must submit a brief summary of the course outcomes within one semester of its first being taught.

The award amount will be $3,000 per grant. The grant awards will be distributed as lump sum payments in Summer 2015.

Applications should be submitted to the CES main office in 3324 Turlington Hall, PO Box 117342, or emailed to jwrobbins@ufl.edu. The deadline for submission is 5:00pm on Friday, February 27, 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Robbins at lbooth@ufl.edu or 294-7152.

Next submission deadline: Friday, February 27, 2015.