Curriculum Development Grants
For New, Interdisciplinary Courses in
Public Policy and Science and Technology

The Office for Policy, Security, and Technology, a collaborative venture of the University of New Mexico and Sandia National Laboratories, will award up to five $5,000 grants to support the development of new jointly taught interdisciplinary undergraduate and/or graduate courses that highlight the relationship between public policy and science and technology (S&T). 

Proposals that team faculty from the sciences or engineering with faculty from the social sciences or humanities are especially encouraged.  Proposed courses may cover any issue area—environmental stewardship, natural resource management, energy alternatives, science education, public health, national defense, international security, for instance—that features a public policy-S&T nexus.  The courses that emerge from this new curriculum development grant program may be offered in either the 2007-08 or 2008-09 academic years. 

Grant proposals should include:

  • Description and analytical/topic outline of the proposed course;
  • Rationale for the course;
  • Discussion of the pedagogical approach to be employed;
  • Anticipated enrollment figures;
  • Expected semester during which the course will be offered; and
  • Faculty CVs.

Grants will be awarded by the Director of cstp based upon the recommendation of an interdisciplinary faculty committee.  Successful applicants will receive half of the grant upon selection; the second half will be provided at the start of the semester during which the course is offered. 

For additional information please contact Andrew L. Ross, Director, CSTP, and Professor, Department of Political Science, at 277-7391 or aross@unm.edu; or Ms. Faith Brandt, Program Coordinator, CSTP, at 277-2839 or faithann@unm.edu.

Proposals must be submitted by February 1, 2007

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