FAQs

Can more than one faculty member at the same university receive a course development grant?

Yes, more than one faculty member at the same university can receive a grant. The faculty members must be in separate departments and the university must be sufficiently large to support two applied history courses.

Does revising an existing applied history course count as developing a new course and therefore qualify for a grant?

Revising an existing course might qualify for a grant. The Stanton Foundation will review the faculty member's application and determine the answer to this question on a case-by-case basis.

What if my university limits the number of students who can attend an undergraduate or first-year graduate course such that only a few students can enroll?

If a faculty member's university limits its class sizes, the faculty member should inform the Stanton Foundation regarding this constraint during the application process. However, tight enrollment limits make it less likely that the course will be supported.

Can two faculty members work together to develop a new applied history course?

Yes, in general, two faculty members can work together to develop a new applied history course. The faculty members should submit their joint application and the Stanton Foundation will determine the answer to this question on a case-by-case basis. Please note that the maximum funding level remains $50,000 regardless of how many faculty members work to develop the new course.

Is the funding available for additional development of a course after the initial grant?

No, funding is only available for the period of the time that it takes to develop the course and to implement it during the academic year. The faculty member should consider how to extend any enhancements beyond the first year without incurring additional costs (e.g. by recording guest speakers so that future students can benefit from them).

Can the faculty member use some of their budget to train their TA, or on projects that are not related to the course development?

No, the grant is strictly a course development grant. The money cannot be spent on anything not included in the approved budget.