2020-2021 UMS Course Development Grants Application
All University of Michigan faculty are invited to propose courses that feature UMS’s 2020-21 programs in their instructional design for our Course Development Grant program, which supports our goal of more broadly integrating the arts and arts-based learning strategies across the University curriculum.

UMS will fund 5-8 courses per semester. Faculty fellows will receive $1,000 in salary supplement and $500 in course development funds. Course development funds can be used towards:

Books and other research materials
Honoraria for guest speakers
Student ticket/admission costs to performances, museums, etc.
Other relevant course costs with approval

In addition, limited funds are available to cover transportation for classes traveling to
different cities (e.g. Flint to Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor to Detroit, etc.) UMS will work with grantees to
reduce the barrier of transportation for those in need.

Grantees will also receive curricular support from UMS Education and Community Engagement staff, as well as special consideration for interactions with UMS visiting and teaching artists (subject to artist availability).

Before the end of the 20-21 academic year, Grantees will be required to fill out a post-project survey asking them to report on the results of their course.

University professors and lecturers of all ranks from all U-M schools and colleges are eligible to apply. Proposed courses should either be new or substantially revised to meaningfully incorporate one or more UMS performances into the class.

Priority consideration will be given to:

--first year courses
--courses meeting the Race & Ethnicity degree requirement
--courses that use performance to address inclusive teaching goals

The application deadline for priority consideration for
2019/2020 is May 18; applicants will be notified of their application status by Jun 1. This is a competitive process and we encourage faculty to apply by the priority deadline. We will continue to accept and review additional applications on a rolling basis for Fall 2020 courses through August 1, and for Winter 2021 courses until September 21.

Priority Deadline: May 18

Final Fall 2020 Deadline: July 31

Final Winter 2021 Deadline: September 21

Questions? Please contact Maddy Wildman, University Education and Community Engagement Programs Manager at mwildman@umich.edu or 734-764-3903
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