Call for Proposals: Sustainability Curriculum Development Mini-Grants


Contributed by Fabina Colon

The Committed to Change Program is offering grants of $1,000 each for curriculum development initiatives in the area of sustainability.We especially seek curricular proposals from academic areas that have been less represented in previous grants (fine arts, social sciences, humanities).

Mini-grants are intended to support curriculum development work being conducted during the summer and/or fall to infuse sustainability-related content into Ithaca College courses or educational experiences. The deadline for mini-grant funding proposals is Monday, April 1, 2013.

In the past, the Committed to Change Program has funded proposals to teach new courses, develop new components of existing courses, and revise existing courses to deal with issues relating to sustainability. Online course or module development proposals are encouraged. We also encourage proposals that involve community partners in developing projects that will benefit their organization and that can meaningfully engage students.

Please visit the C2C website for access to mini-grant application forms and guidelines.

Past recipients of sustainability mini-grants are also eligible to apply for Phase II Case Study Grants of $400 each, to be awarded to faculty or staff upon successful submission of a detailed description which specifies how they integrated sustainability into the course or other educational activity funded by the initial mini-grant. Please visit the C2C website for guidelines on how to apply, and a template for development of the write-up.