Course Innovation Grant

Application deadline: September 15, 2020, for use in Spring 2021 or Fall 2021

CSREA invites tenure-track faculty (lecturer-track, tenured, and tenure-track faculty) and whose scholarship focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States or comparatively, to apply to for a Course Innovation Grant for use in Spring 2021 or Fall 2021. 

The Course Innovation Grant is designed to support Brown faculty who are eager to develop, revamp or refocus existing courses to more centrally include or update topics of race and ethnicity. These discretionary funds are meant for limited experiments or one-time investments that improve individual courses and foreground development and innovation broadly defined. Funds may be used to support a wide range of experiential learning formats and contexts. Faculty will share the outcomes of their newly developed courses in an informal presentation.   


For all members of the Brown University faculty interested in working on issues of race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States, or U.S.-related transnational contexts.  

Faculty will be provided with $1,000 in course development/classroom/teaching support funds and up to $3,000 in graduate student research assistance support.

Awardees will be asked to provide a brief summary of their activities at the end of the grant period.


Applicants must complete this application form to be fully considered. 

Applications will be reviewed by the CSREA Faculty Advisory Board (FAB).  Other relevant faculty within or external to Brown may be consulted at the discretion of the FAB. 


Applications are due September 15, 2020, for use in Spring 2021 or Fall 2021. Awardees notified in November 2020.  

Questions? Please contact CSREA Associate Director, Stéphanie Larrieux.

Application form