Course Innovation Grant

Application deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis, for use in Summer 2021 or AY 2021-22.

CSREA invites tenure-track faculty (lecturer-track, tenured, and tenure-track faculty) whose scholarship focuses on race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity in the United States or comparatively, to apply for a Course Innovation Grant for use in AY 2021-22. Applications for summer semester 2021 courses are also welcome. 

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.


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 provided with up to $1,000 in books and other learning supplies 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 will be accepted on a rolling basis. Submissions for summer 2021 and AY 2021-22 courses are encouraged by Monday March 15, 2021. Awardees notified within six weeks of submission.

Questions? Please contact CSREA Program Coordinator, Saraya McPherson.

Application form