Course Development Program

The Stanton Foundation's open grant program in the nuclear security area provides grant support for the development of new nuclear-related courses for undergraduates or first-year graduate students. These grants provide approximately $35,000 to cover summer salary plus additional funds to cover course material, guest speakers, or other costs. Grant totals are typically $45,000 - $50,000 and include a modest administrative payment to the university (no more than 10% of the grant). Grant applications will be considered for courses that will be taught during the 2018-19 academic year beginning in January 2018.

Applicants must be a tenure-track faculty member at an institution that currently has some capability in the nuclear area. They must have received excellent ratings as a teacher and propose to create a new nuclear security course. The purpose of this initiative is to create a more broadly informed public, so preference is given to faculty at large institutions or those who anticipate substantial enrollments. More than one faculty member at the same institution can receive a grant as long as each of the faculty members teaches in a different department and the institution is sufficiently large to support more than one additional nuclear security course.

"Nuclear" is broadly defined so a history course or a technical course could both qualify. The goal of the program is to interest as many students as possible in nuclear issues so a small seminar will not qualify. A graduate seminar, for example, cannot receive support under this program.