The Ackland Art Museum offers funding to support either a new course or revisions to an existing course that directly engages with the Museum’s collection. The Ackland’s objective in offering these funds is to further integrate the practice of teaching with works of art into the academic curriculum of the University. Support for these grants comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The maximum grant available is $5,000. Tenured or tenure-track faculty, fixed term faculty, or lecturers in any discipline may apply. The Ackland’s expectation is that the course developed with these funds will be taught three or more times. The course should be taught for the first time during or before the 2019-2020 academic year, and at least twice more within the next five years.
Applicants should submit:
- A brief description of the course’s objectives, its relationship to the applicant’s teaching and research interests, the course’s significance for the curriculum, and the type of course (e.g. first year seminar, honors seminar, undergraduate lecture course, graduate course, etc.). The description should include a discussion of the role that works of art will play in the course and the relevant objects or area(s) of the Ackland’s collection.
- Proposed budget and planning timeline. Budget may include expenses such as: instructor salary; graduate student assistance; supplies; course materials; and research related expenses.
- Letter of support from the applicant’s department chair.
- 2-3 page CV.
Applications are due April 2, 2018.
Recipient will be notified April 30, 2018.
Funds will be available after July 1, 2018.
Submit applications to either:
Ackland Art Museum
Academic Programs: Course Development/Course Enhancement Grants