The goal of grants for curriculum development is to support: (i) the creation of new courses that expose students to research in the humanities, neuro-, and social sciences that bear on a topic aligned with the FPR mission and CMB network objectives; or (ii) a significant revision to an existing undergraduate or graduate-level course.
One example would be an anthropologist integrating material throughout the course from social neuroscience. Alternatively, a neuroscientist could offer a course that significantly engages with social science. Online, multi-site offerings are eligible and encouraged. Such courses could be team-taught by faculty from different disciplines and institutions (e.g. a cultural or medical anthropologist and an evolutionary developmental biologist) who can engage, discuss, and debate their different perspectives during the length of the course but generally coordinate a central narrative and set of takeaways for the students.
The FPR will offer 5 grants per year for up to $5000. Funds are provided on a one-time-only basis. Preference will be given to proposals that involve two or more members of the network.