The Presidential Chair Fellows Grant Program provides an opportunity for a team of two or more faculty members from a department to develop, improve, transform, and examine core areas of the undergraduate learning experience. The grant is a means to engage in a systematic, forward-looking curriculum project expected to render fundamental and breakthrough ideas which will enhance and transform Berkeley's undergraduate education. For the upcoming grant cycle, we are especially interested in supporting projects that address a specific opportunity for fostering equity, inclusion, and community (e.g., projects that implement inclusive teaching strategies, culturally responsive approaches to course (re)design, or equitable grading methods) but will consider any and all projects for course (re)design.
The grant program will fund up to four projects, each up to $22,000 over the one-year grant period. Funds are intended to make educational research projects possible at the department or program level that may involve curricular revision or the introduction of new curricular components that address a specific need or opportunity in support of undergraduate education. In order to seed the broadest number of sustainable efforts, we will provide no more than one grant per department. Departments who have not previously been awarded a grant from the Presidential Chair Fellows program will be given priority consideration during review.