• Curricular Exploration Grants

    Investigating the possibilities of Park's curriculum

  • What are Curricular Exploration Grants?

    The Faculty Center for Innovation (FCI) is pleased to announce a curricular exploration grant opportunity designed to create community and invigorate faculty teaching and learning at Park University. For AY 2024-25, FCI is awarding curricular exploration grants to academic departments/programs and faculty who wish to utilize grant funding on a collaborative project to investigate future opportunities for Park's curriculum, teaching, and learning on a program level. Teams must include at least one full-time faculty member. Applicants can be awarded up to $1,000 to fund their project and transform their program! Cross-disciplinary and cross-campus projects are encouraged.


    These grants are intended to fund curriculuar exploration that can have a lasting impact toward innovative teaching and learning; therefore, grants should be focused on teaching and learning (rather than having an administrative or structural focus). Potential ways to use funds include, but are not limited to:

    • Honoraria for external expert consultants,
    • Webinars, subscriptions, or resources to aid your curricular research, or
    • Funding a planning retreat for your programmatic team/ faculty
    • Convening a group of alumni (or industry leaders, scientists, etc.) for brainstorming and feedback session/event


    Following peer review, the selection of awarded projects will be announced and funded from July 1, 2024 - June 1, 2025. Grant recipients will have their final explorative projects shared with academic administration and share the outcome of their work with the Park community via a brief (3-5 minute recording) upon project completion.

  • Curriculum Proposal Requirements

    Your application will require the following:

    1. Name of the program or curricular area your team wants to investigate
    2. Stating if this is a new or existing program
    3. Project description (an abstract of 150-200 words)
    4. Explanation why you believe your idea is viable (approximately 200 words)
    5. Intended impact for the learner and institution (approximately 200 words)
    6. Detailed budget of resources needed (a downloadable template is provided in the application
    7. Agreement to conditions
  • Apply Now

    Click below to submit your Curricular Exploration Grant Proposal!

  • Review Process

    All applications are due by June 1, 2024! An expert panel will evaluate written proposals for innovative approach, clarity, and impact.

    1. Innovation: Demonstrates a creative, novel, and innovative approach to the suggested program or curricular area the team wants to investigate.
    2. Rationale: The suggested curricular exploration is clearly and concisely explained with a strong rationale to support its viability.
    3. Impact: The suggested exploration demonstrates relevance, value, and applicability to Park students and the institution with the potential for sustained impact.

    All applicants will be notified by the end of June of the status of their proposal.