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Faculty Course Development Grant

Global Health Undergraduate Minor/Graduate Concentration

Guidelines for 2018-2019

Faculty Course Development Grants

The Center for African Studies, supported by faculty from the schools of Health Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy and Liberal Arts, has created an interdisciplinary Global Health undergraduate minor and an interdisciplinary Global Health graduate concentration. These programs focus on giving students an awareness of the major factors influencing population health in different parts of our global communities; how to begin addressing the health issues of diverse, vulnerable populations worldwide in healthcare professions and beyond; and to gain appreciation of interdisciplinarity and interprofessionalism. These programs, though focused on global health, are wide in scope and are meant to provide students with a broad understanding of the field with the intent that they will want to pursue studies in the area more fully.

The overall purpose of the programs will be to prepare emerging leaders in global health with the relevant skills to work within the global health environment and collaboratively with professionals and organizations to address global health challenges.


Two (2) faculty development grants of $2000 each are available to support full-time faculty interested in developing undergraduate courses to be offered in the Global Health minor/concentration during the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters.

Eligibility: All full-time faculty.


  • Pre-Proposal Deadline: November 5, 2018
  • Proposal Deadline: December 10, 2018
  • Award Notification: December 17, 2018
  • Submission of completed course syllabus: On or before February 4, 2019

Criteria for selection:

(Courses can be existing courses that require adjustment or new courses)

  1. Courses must have a primary focus on global health and may address the relationship and/or impact of issues related to global health.
  2. Courses should diversify the existing Global Health minor/concentration in terms of the program's interdisciplinary representation across schools.
  3. Courses should be able to cross-list with existing departmental curricula as well as school and/or university core curricula.
  4. Courses must have the approval of the relevant department Chair and Dean indicating their willingness to offer the course during the 2019-2020 academic year and beyond.
  5. Faculty submitting a proposal must be willing to give a presentation on the benefits and outcomes of developing the course.


Faculty should submit a 1-2 page (single-spaced, 12 pt. font, 1" margins) proposal that:

  • § Explains why the course fits with the goals of the Global Health minor/concentration and the mission of the University.
  • § Indicates when and how often the course will be offered.
  • § Identifies the course level and number, disciplinary code and title, and number of credits.
  • § Describes the content of, and method(s) used in, the course.
  • § Has a preliminary bibliography.
  • § Has the signed approval of the Department Chair and Dean.

Course syllabus:

  1. The course syllabus must clearly address its objectives, goals, learning outcomes and modes of assessment.
  2. The course description should give an adequate description of the scope of the course and should be in language that can be understood by readers outside of the course discipline.
  3. The course schedule should clearly indicate the topics and bibliography to be covered each week.
  4. The course bibliography should cover required and suggested resources in the area.
  5. Use of interactive and multimedia components are recommended.

Application procedure:

Applicants may or may not take advantage of the pre-proposal process but are strongly urged to do so. Pre-proposals need not have the administrative signatures required for the final proposal. Final proposals must be submitted electronically, in one PDF file, to africanstudies@duq.edu.