Curriculum Diversification stipends are intended to foster the integration of diversity-related topics into existing courses and programs. Faculty should apply in teams with each team being comprised of a faculty member who has a history of teaching the course in question (the instructor) and a faculty member who has academic expertise in one or more traditionally marginalized populations (the consultant). Applications must involve collaborative efforts between the instructor and the consultant that will result in the integration of topics involving traditionally
marginalized groups into the instructor’s course. 

Successful applications will result in a $4000 stipend for each faculty member involved. Half of the stipend will be paid upon commencement of the project and the remainder will be paid upon completion of the project (with completion defined as the offering of the revised course).


The following conditions must be met: 
  1. The instructor must have taught the course within the past two academic years. 
  2. The course must have a history of being offered regularly (at least once per academic year). 
  3. The home unit for the course must have the intention of offering the course regularly (at least once per academic year) in the future. 
  4. The instructor and the consultant must be from different academic units.

Stipends provide only salary support, and so it is not necessary for applicants to submit a budget for the stipend.

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted in the Fall and Winter with deadlines of October 15th and March 15th, respectively. Late applications cannot be accepted.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following through Campus Connect (click on "Grant Proposals" in the "Faculty Center" section) by the appropriate deadline. After accessing teh module, applicants should 
  • Select the QIC: Collaborative Instruction Fellow Stipend option from the drop-down menu of grant programs. 
  • Type QIC: Curriculum Diversification Grant Program in the Project Title field. 
  • Include the project title at the top of the proposal narrative that is attached to the proposal form.
Further, applicants should submit the following:
  • Project Title 
  • Abstract - the abstract should describe the project clearly and completely in non-technical terms 
  • Work Plan & Timeline - the work plan and timeline should be thorough, realistic, and feasible. Further, the specific outcomes for the project should be articulated 
  • Tentative Syllabus 
Applicants will also be asked to attach the following to their application: 
  • Narrative - the narrative should describe the project clearly and completely in non-technical terms. It should also present a compelling argument in favor of the project that will include a clear description of the project's goals and objectives, the rationale for collaboration, a description of the expected contributions of members of the team, and the expected outcomes. 
  • Current CV for all team members 
  • Endorsement Letter from the chair/dean of the course’s home academic unit
Expectations/Requirements of Recipients

Stipend recipients should keep the following in mind:
  • A final report must be submitted within 30 days of the grant's expiration. Failure to submit the final report will result in the faculty member being ineligible for future funding from the councils. This report should delineate the activities conducted during the grant and describe the achievement of the project outcomes as outlined in the proposal.