This program enriches classroom teaching at Loyola by providing funds for materials needed to improve a course or to support a new course ($750 maximum or $1,200 maximum for joint proposals). Proposals might include (but are not limited to) materials such as the purchase or rental of films, slides, tapes, books, computer software, or other materials essential to the successful presentation of a course and which are not available from the University or its library. Ordinarily, no more than five of these grants are awarded in a given year.
The program is not intended to fund the development of new courses or honoraria for guest lecturers. Requests for funding above these limits may be considered on the basis of the quality and creativity of the proposal.
Applicants must be tenured, tenure-track, or full-time affiliate Loyola faculty members in the humanities and ordinarily may submit only one proposal per year.
Standards for Proposals
The proposal should explain clearly how the materials to be financed will benefit (a) specific course(s) at Loyola and why the funding should come from the Center for the Humanities rather than other sources in the University. The proposal should include a specific description of the materials to be purchased.
The proposal should include:
- The applicant's department, rank, years of teaching at Loyola and elsewhere and a budget;
- Approval of the applicant's department chair expressed in a letter (500 words or less) or by the chair's signature on the proposal; and
- An explanation of the value of the materials or activities proposed to (a) specific course(s) in the humanities (500 words maximum).
Proposals must be submitted in electronic form as an attachment to email@example.com by the last working day of any month for consideration at the next month's meeting of the steering committee.