This grant program supports faculty and instructors interested in integrating design- and entrepreneurial thinking into their courses. The goal of the program is to expand the umbrella of Ideas Challenge Courses in order to expose more UWM students to innovation and entrepreneurship.

About Curriculum Innovation Grant Program

We are seeking faculty and instructors interested in integrating design- and entrepreneurial thinking into their courses. The goal of the program is to expand the umbrella of Ideas Challenge Courses in order to expose more UWM students to innovation and entrepreneurship. The program supports two tracks:
(1) ideas for individual course instruction from an individual and (2) ideas for new/existing courses requiring co-instruction from a pair of instructors. Expected outcomes of each grant – new curriculum either embedded into an existing course, or a brand-new course.

Award

Faculty or instructors selected will receive the following support for 12 months:

  • Professional development grant (up to $5,000) for participation in selected faculty development workshops supporting curriculum innovation activities;
  • Discretionary support (course buy-out, summer support, materials & supplies) (up to $5,000);
  • Curriculum design and implementation coaching from LEC staff or affiliated faculty; and
  • If you are applying for track (2) – the discretionary support from two applicants can be combined for a course buy-out for one of the applicants to enable co-teaching opportunities.

Proposal Submission Guidelines

Two-page proposals should address the following questions:

  • Is this an existing or a new course (specify the track you are applying for)?
  • Why do you want to integrate design- or entrepreneurial thinking into curriculum?
  • What is your idea (even if it is in an early stage of development)
  • What is your curriculum implementation plan/timeline?
    Proposals should be emailed to Dr. Ilya Avdeev, Director of Innovation and Kellner Entrepreneurship Fellow, Lubar Entrepreneurship Center – avdeev@uwm.edu. Proposals should be received by October 31, 2020.