DUGC Class Grants

The 2020-2021 DUGC Class Grant application is now open! We do recommend reviewing the RFP before beginning your application, which you can find here. Click here to access the online application.

Overview

DU Grand Challenges offers mini-grants (up to $500) to support the design and implementation of undergraduate courses that speak to our theme of Thriving Communities. Class instructors (including all faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows) are eligible to apply for course-based project funds.

Grants are intended to cover class-related expenses beyond normal departmental support. They are not intended to relieve departmental budgets or to relieve the budgets of community partners. 

Examples of Fundable Expenses

  • Course activity costs as well as materials and supplies, such as specialized equipment, duplicating and mailing expenses.
  • Requests may include faculty stipends of $50/hour for up to 5 hours of time required for the development of new community-engaged learning opportunities.
  • Expenses directly related to carrying out a project (e.g., honorarium for community partner time, mileage reimbursement for transportation to community sites, meals during project events).

Eligibility

Class instructors (including all faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows) are eligible to apply for course-based project funds.

Selection Process and Criteria

Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis. The selection committee bases its selection on the quality of the proposal, including the budget request and narrative, as well as with consideration of supporting courses across the university.

Submission Process & Deadline

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Please expect approximately 2-3 weeks for your application to be reviewed.

To access the online application, click here.