Proposals Request Form
Funding Available for Fall 2008: Course Based Philanthropy Curriculum Option
We are now requesting proposals from faculty teaching an undergraduate or graduate course in Fall 2008 who are interested in integrating a philanthropy component into the subject-matter of their course. Students in the course will have $3,333 to invest in not-for-profit organizations. The intention of the initiative is to help students to better understand community needs and experience “giving for others.” Faculty are expected to integrate this philanthropy component into the existing curriculum of their course. With the guidance of the faculty member, students research local community organizations, evaluate applications from organizations, discuss how the fund may be put to the most effective use by non-profit organizations to address the community need, and select organization(s) to award grant(s).
- The class will be provided a total of $3,333 to invest in one or more community non-profit organizations with a 501 (c) (3) designation.
- Faculty will receive a $1000 professional development fund from the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) that can be used a) toward their own salary to cover extra time to develop curricular material, and/or b) for course-based costs, such as student/faculty travel, photocopying, or purchase of course related materials.
- CURL will provide administrative support for the program as well as technical assistance to faculty in developing the course, e.g. assistance in making contact with local organizations, consultation between faculty and individuals familiar with philanthropy and/or non-profit organizations to help with course design, and help in arranging for in-class speakers on philanthropy.
- Examples of philanthropy-based courses can be found here
Timeline and Deadlines
We will be funding one course in Fall 2008. Proposals for the Fall 2008 semester are due by May 16th. Applicants will be notified of our selection by June 2nd.
To apply to the program, please complete and submit the form below via email or fax to Gina Lopez, Administrative Manager, Center for Urban Research and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-915-7770 (fax).