Mini Grant for FIU Faculty Continental Africa-Focused Undergraduate Course Development

Florida International University’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) has mini grants of $2,500.00 each for FIU faculty members to develop new courses focused on continental Africa in any discipline. This undergraduate course development initiative is made possible thanks to a U.S. Department of Education Title VI-UISFL grant entitled “Expanding and Developing African Studies at FIU” that was awarded to AADS in October 2014 for two years. Complete continental Africa-focused course development proposals must be received at africana@fiu.edu between January 1, 2015 and April 15, 2015. Preference will be given to the development of courses that could serve the multidisciplinary curriculum of the Certificate in African Studies. The Certificate in African Studies Faculty Committee will award these mini grants on an ongoing basis. The awards will reach successful faculty once the formal new course submission process has been completed. We encourage and support continental Africa-focused course development across the disciplines (humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences).

The application should include:
•a syllabus draft, including course title, course description, student learning outcomes, etc.
•the applicant’s curriculum vitae.
•a statement addressing the predicted sustainability (enrollment) of the course in the academic program in which it will be developed as well as a statement of the relevance of the course for students from diverse academic programs on campus.
•a statement addressing how the course will serve the Certificate in African Studies.

If you have any questions, please contact Reyni Valerio via e-mail at valerior@fiu.edu.