Mellon Curriculum Development (MCD) Grants

Spring 2014 Application Cycle: All materials due MON APR 7, 2014.

The Mellon Curriculum Development funds are intended to support tenured or tenure-track faculty in the Arts, Humanities, or humanistic Social Sciences in developing a new course or retooling an existing one with the goal of incorporating meaningful or more robust research experiences for Gettysburg students. A summer stipend of $2,000 as well as additional funds up to $500 for course-development materials will be available. Courses at the 100- or 200-level and/or those which propose to incorporate digital scholarship activities are given special consideration.

(*) denotes required information.

Part I of Application:

* Full Name:

* Email:

* Academic Department/Program:


If it is a new course

In what department/program would it be taught and at what level would be the course designation?


Who is your target audience e.g., sophomores, majors, etc?


What semester and year would you teach it?


Has the course received APPC approval?


If it is an existing course

What is the current course designation?


When will it next be taught (fall 2014 or spring 2015)?


Part II of Application:

In a Word file attachment, addressed to mforrest@gettysburg.edu and bslaybau@gettysburg.edu, with the subject line “MCD Proposal,” please describe the course you will develop or modify, including a general sense of the following:

  1. the nature of the new mentored research component(s);
  2. the nature of the assignments you will ask the students to complete as means of furthering the goal of understanding research in your discipline;
  3. the learning outcomes you expect your students to achieve upon successful completion of the course/assignments;
  4. the curricular goals the course fulfills or will fulfill, if any
  5. a budget describing how you plan to use the $500 (if applicable)*

* Please keep in mind that these funds must be spent and submitted for reimbursement by August 31, 2014.


Both parts of application are due no later than MON APR 7 at 11:59pm!

A copy of the finalized course syllabus must be submitted to the Provost's Office c/o mforrest@gettysburg.edu at least two weeks prior to the start of the course.