2023 Call for Proposals in Canadian Course Development in Canadian Studies

Grants up to $4000 for UMaine Faculty

The Canadian-American Center at the University of Maine invites faculty to submit proposals for Canadian studies course development grants. Proposals for graduate and undergraduate courses are welcome from full-time faculty in all relevant disciplines.

Which proposals are eligible for funding? 

Proposals may use funds for one of the following:

  1. Creating a new course in Canadian studies (100% Canadian content)
  2. Incorporating Canadian content in a new or existing course (25% or more)
  3. Increasing Canadian content in an existing Canadian Studies course (to 50% or higher)
  4. Reformatting an in-person course with Canadian content to an online version (in cooperation with CITL)
  5. Developing online courses related to Canada (in cooperation with CITL)

To be eligible for funding, the course must contribute to the knowledge of Canada or of Canada’s relationship with the United States. Courses with the potential to be consistently offered or become permanent additions to the Canadian Studies Minor will be prioritized.

The amount of each grant award (up to $4000) will be determined based on the percentage of Canadian content in the course. Time required by faculty to develop or restructure a course will be considered.

How to apply for a course development grant 

Please include the following in your application:

  • A cover sheet
  • A description of how the new course or upgraded course will fit into the home department’s goals for academic focus and its relevance for students studying that discipline; please estimate the number of students expected to enroll.
  • A description of the course to include learning objectives (not to exceed 1000 words)
  • A draft syllabus of the new course. If this is a proposal to upgrade an existing course, provide both the current syllabus and the proposed new syllabus.
  • A brief description of the amount of work that will be required to develop the course (not to exceed 500 words)
  • (Optional) Additional funding is available for the purchase of books through the Canadian Studies collection at Fogler Library. You may include a list of top titles useful for research in preparing for the new/upgraded course and/or for students taking the Course Dev. call for proposals (2023) course.

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis between April 1 and June 1, 2022.

Direct questions and submit applications by email to:

Dr. Frédéric Rondeau, Director of the Canadian American Center, and Associate Professor of French

Email: frederic.rondeau@maine.edu


Information and Application PDF:

Call for Proposals: Course Development in Canadian Studies