JMCE Course Enhancement Grant

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

The Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the UF Center for European Studies announces a competition for faculty JMCE Course Enhancement Grants in the amount of $3,000 per grant, not including fringe. The JMCE grants are funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Jean Monnet program.

JMCE course enhancement includes, but is not limited to, the incorporation of contemporary European Union content in courses not traditionally associated with the European Union. We encourage proposals from all colleges across the UF campus.

JMCE enhanced courses are classes in which at least 20% of the coursework/course time would be specifically and directly related to the European Union itself after revision. Topics could include the history, evolution, institution(s), politics, policies, of the EU, or current developments, and/or EU relations with the outside world. It is NOT sufficient or acceptable for courses proposed in this category to focus on individual countries within the EU without an explicit EU focus.

Course enhancements funded by the CES may not also be funded by another UF unit.

How to Apply

All permanent (non-visiting and adjunct) UF faculty are eligible to apply. Submissions must contain the following:

  • The full syllabus of the existing course (without the additional EU content)
  • Detailed description of the proposed revision, including
    • How the revision will improve the quality of the course and will include EU content.
    • Description of the current audience, the average undergraduate enrollment and information on how frequently the course is offered. The breadth of expected student audience is as important as overall numbers and proposals for lower division, upper division, and graduate courses are welcome.
  • Statement from the Department Chair of applicant’s home department or appropriate supervisor stipulating that the faculty member, as part of their normal teaching load, will offer the enhanced course within one academic year (preferable) or two academic years of the award and that attempts will be made to offer it a minimum of once every two years thereafter.
  • A current CV of the applicant.

Application materials, preferably in PDF format, should be emailed to Corinne Tomasi at corie@ufl.edu

The award amount is $3,000 per grant. Grant awards will be distributed as lump sum payments in the semester the course is taught.

Grantees are required to submit a revised course syllabus, as well as a brief summary of the activities pursued or course modifications made, to CES by the end of the semester before they are to offer the enhanced course. Failure to comply will make the recipient ineligible for all future CES grants and a formal letter of non-compliance will be provided to the faculty member’s department chair.

If you have any questions, please contact Corinne Tomasi at corie@ufl.edu or 294-7144.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019