Ends on July 1, 2019

The purpose of grants for curriculum development is to support: (i) the creation of new courses that expose undergraduates 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 offfer a course that significantly engages with social science. See, for example, anthropologist Dietrich Stout's course Evolution, Mind, and Brain and Emory University, Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture core course Multidisciplinary Approaches to Mind, Brain, and Culture See also Somatosphere.net for examples of syllabi.

The course could also be team-taught by faculty from different disciplines (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 agree on a key takeaway for the students. See, for example, UCLA behavioral neuroscientist and geneticist Art Arnold's course Sex: From Biology to Gendered Society.

The FPR will offer 5 grants per year for up to $5000. Funds are provided on a one-time-only basis.