Curricular Support Grants
Who is eligible to apply?
Anyone eligible to teach a course can apply. Non-standing faculty must be employed at Penn for one academic year before they are eligible to apply.
What is the timeline for this grant opportunity?
Interested individuals must meet with Sachs Program staff online (Zoom) prior to applying. To schedule a meeting, please complete the form below no later than December 8, 2021. Applications will be due on February 4, 2022. Applicants will be granted access to the application link after scheduling a meeting with the Sachs Program staff.
What do the grants support?
Curricular Support Grants are intended to support the research, development, and teaching of new courses, seminars, workshops, studios, and other learning opportunities in the arts, or the significant enhancement of current opportunities and classes. The timeline for using the grant funds can be flexible, based on the needs of the applicant. For examples of previously supported courses and workshops, please visit the Curricular Support Grants page in the Grant Awards section of our website.
How much can you apply for?
Applicants may request up to $8,000. Individuals must seek approval from their department or program, in order to apply in this category. The department or program through which the course is being offered must agree to manage the grant funds if an application is successful.
To apply for a Curricular Support Grant, start by submitting your contact information and a brief description of your idea(s):
If this form is inaccessible, please feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sachs Program staff will follow up by email to schedule a meeting to discuss your interest in applying. Applicants will be granted access to the application link after scheduling a meeting with Sachs Program staff. Applications will be due February 4, 2022.
The Sachs Program is happy to review and provide feedback on drafts submitted by January 3, 2022.
Curricular Support Grants 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 the Sachs Program’s priorities and criteria.
Decisions will be made in April 2022.
Sachs Program staff will do their best to meet with all individuals and groups interested in submitting an application.
The Sachs Program has limited resources and will therefore not be able to fund all requests.
Matching funding is strongly encouraged for project-based proposals, when possible, but is not required.
The Sachs Program aims to support projects that meet the criteria and which best align with our priorities for grantmaking. Should a proposal or application not meet the criteria and/or not align with our priorities, Sachs Program staff may recommend that an applicant withdraws from the pool.
The Sachs Program supports a creative, culturally diverse, and pluralistic Penn community. We are committed to supporting individuals and groups from all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds.