New courses that address the questions and concerns of the Kellogg Institute research agenda can serve to enrich and help internationalize the undergraduate curriculum at the University, as well as to foster the intellectual engagement of undergraduates with Kellogg research themes.


All full-time members of the regular faculty (including T&R and SPF) are eligible.


Funding is available to develop courses during the summer before offering them during the subsequent calendar year. (For example, a course developed during summer 2010 must be offered by the end of calendar year 2011.) Recipients are expected to offer the new course at least twice within five years following the grant.

A maximum of $6,000 is available per grant, including a summer stipend of $2,500 for an individual faculty member, or $1,500 each for two faculty members developing a team-taught course. Up to $3,500 may be budgeted for supplementary funding, which may include but is not limited to teaching materials, books, research assistance, faculty or visitor travel expenses, honoraria, and payment for services.

Course proposals with an in-country experiential learning component will be considered but Kellogg course development grants may not be used to fund student travel.

Awarded funds may be used during the summer development phase or to enhance the course the first time it is offered. Funds not encumbered by the close of the semester in which the course is first offered will be returned to Kellogg.


  • Proposed courses must contribute to the Kellogg undergraduate curriculum (e.g., Latin American Studies Program, Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity) and/or otherwise make a significant contribution toward internationalizing the undergraduate curriculum (e.g., “gateway” courses introducing students to international studies, upper-level courses aimed at students returning from study abroad, etc.).
  • Courses developed with Kellogg funding would be cross-listed, with a specified number of seats reserved for students in Kellogg undergraduate programs. In order to ensure that courses developed with these funds will be offered and cross-listed, a letter of support from the applicant’s department chair is required. Multidisciplinary team-taught courses must have the approval of both chairs.

Selection Criteria

  • Potential for contribution to the undergraduate curriculum at Kellogg (Prior to submission to the Grants Committee, the proposal will be reviewed and assessed in this respect by Kellogg academic program staff.)
  • Potential student demand for the course; extent to which it will meet existing needs or address gaps in the curriculum; potential for attracting new students to Kellogg undergraduate programs and/or international studies
  • Extent to which the course will build on traditional ND strengths or emerging areas of expertise, and/or is relevant to Kellogg research themes
  • In the case of team-taught courses, preference will be given to multidisciplinary courses.

Application Guidelines

A course development proposal not to exceed 2,000 words should explicitly address the requirements and criteria above and should indicate, at a minimum: the department(s) in which the course would be offered; the proposed level of the course; the target student audience and learning goals; the faculty member’s interest in and relevant background for developing and teaching the course; a plan and timetable for developing the course; and the teaching methods and materials to be used.

In addition, applications should include:

  • A brief abstract describing the proposed course (150 words)
  • An itemized budget and budget justification
  • A short bibliography
  • Letter of support from department chair

Proposal Submission

Please submit your proposal electronically to: Sharon Schierling, Associate Director ([email protected]).

Proposals are evaluated four times per academic year by a faculty Grants Committee.

Proposal submission deadlines for the 2016–17 academic year follow:

Mon, Sept 19, 2016
Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Mon, Apr 10, 2017

Applicants are encouraged to contact Associate Director Sharon Schierling (1-8524; [email protected]) to discuss your proposal prior to submitting it for committee review.