Curricular Support Grants
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply?
Non-standing University of Pennsylvania faculty are eligible to apply for Sachs Program Curricular Support Grants. Non-standing faculty do not need to be currently teaching to apply, but applications must be approved by an applicant’s department or program. There should be an understanding they will be teaching the course(s) relevant to their proposed research within the next two academic years.
What do the grants support?
Curricular Support Grants are intended to support non-standing faculty for their pedagogical research. This opportunity is not intended to support new courses, rather it is intended to support research related to established course(s) the faculty member is currently teaching and/or expected to teach. Examples of previously supported projects can be reviewed on our website. The 2022–2023 Sachs Program grants cycle is the first requiring Curricular Support Grants are focused on research by non-standing faculty.
How much can I apply for?
Non-standing faculty may request up to $8,000 and must seek approval by their department, program, or center to apply in this category. The applicant’s department or program must agree to manage any grant funds awarded if an application is successful.
Curricular Support Grants are now closed for the 2022–2023 grants cycle.
We are not accepting applications for Sachs Program Curricular Support Grants at this time. The deadline to submit a completed Curricular Support Grant application in the 2022–2023 grants cycle was February 1, 2023. Up to date information about Curricular Support Grants will be shared in advance of the 2023–2024 grants cycle.
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Curricular Support Grant applications are evaluated by a group of committee members, which may include former grantees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. All deliberations will be guided by Sachs Program grantmaking priorities and criteria.
Award decisions for Curricular Support Grant applications in the 2022–2023 grants cycle will be made in April 2023.