Course Transformation Support Grants

Inclusion Imperative Humanities Teaching Labs Course Transformation Support Grants

Humanities Teaching Labs (HTLabs) offer flexible, movable resources for course transformation, syllabus redesign, or the development of course projects. HTLab Course Transformation funding can support faculty and student training, digital and other tools, classroom technical support, speakers or consultants, stipends for community participants, and other resources for community-engaged humanities teaching and learning that address issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

HTLabs Course Transformation Support Grants are open to all full-time UMBC faculty (one application per person) teaching courses with humanities content. Applicants may request up to $4,000 in support. A total of two grants will be made for courses to be taught in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Funds must be spent during the semester the course is taught; however, some funding may be used for course preparation, if requested.

Before submission, applicants should discuss their proposed HTLab Course Transformation projects with Denise Meringolo, Dresher Center Acting Director and Inclusion Imperative Project Director, and/or Rachel Brubaker, Dresher Center Assistant Director. Send applications to with subject “HTLab Course Transformation Support.”

An HTLab on designing and teaching transformed courses, featuring a round-table discussion with Course Transformation Support Grant recipients, will be held on March 4, 2022, from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (via WebEx). Time will be provided for questions.