Santa Fe College Course Enhancement Grant

Application Deadline: February 22, 2019

The UF Center for European Studies announces a competition for Course Enhancement Grants for faculty at Santa Fe College. Two grants will be awarded in the amount of $3,000 per grant. Selected courses will need to be offered during the 2019-2020 academic year.

Course enhancement in the context of this call for proposals is the incorporation of contemporary European or specifically European Union (EU) content equal to at least 20% of total course content into existing courses that do not currently contain a substantial European focus. Priority will be given to proposals in fields that do not currently offer substantial Europe related course offerings.

We encourage proposals from faculty in all departments at Santa Fe College. Proposals can be submitted in the following two categories:

(1) Proposals that include content on contemporary European subjects. These are courses in which at least 20% of the coursework/course time would be directly related to Europe or European subjects broadly defined upon revision of the course. Priority will be given to those courses with the potential to attract students from a broad array of disciplines.

(2) Proposals that include content on the European Union. These are courses 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, politics, policies, of the EU, or current developments, and/or EU relations with the outside world. Please note that content on a member state(s) without context to the European Union will not be considered under this category.

Applicants may submit a maximum of one proposal per category, and a maximum of one proposal per applicant will be awarded.

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

How to Apply

Submissions must contain the following:

  • The full syllabus of the existing course (without the additional European or EU content)
  • Detailed description of the proposed revision, including
    • How the revision will improve the quality of the course and will include either EU or European content, depending upon the proposal category.
    • 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.

Applications should be submitted to Dr. Vilma Fuentes, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, vilma.fuentes@sfcollege.edu, for preliminary institutional approval. Please include “CES Course Enhancement Proposal” in the subject of the email.

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 semester before the course will be offered. 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: February 22, 2019