Faculty Grants

AC Course Development Grant

We are pleased to announce that it is now offering course development grants of up to $1,500 to assist in the design of an AC course. Such course development might build on an existing course offering, but which is currently non-AC in status, or alternatively assist with the development of a new course which has yet to be offered.  Funding support may be requested in three categories:

(i) materials, which might include photocopying and printing, books and supplies

(ii) student hourly help, to assist with for example, digitizing materials (e.g., slides, maps, manuscripts, photographs), bibliographical and syllabi searches, or assignment-related research

(iii) general course enhancement, for example, assessment tool creation, social media assignment development, guest speaker honorarium, field site visits and transportation costs, student project support.

Apply via email: download the below file in Word format and send back the completed application (in the body of an email or as an attachment) to americancultures@berkeley.edu.

Download application.

Multimedia Teaching and Learning Initiative Grant

The MRC and The AC Center are pleased to announce the ‘Multimedia Teaching and Learning’ Initiative and its ‘Fellows’ program. The fellowship will allow faculty and graduate students to enrich course instruction by working with media based resources from the MRC. And before the use of DVD’s is history, participants will learn how to create ‘clips’ from some of their favorite and yet to be found favorite DVD’s in the MRC. Members will participate in a one-semester fellowship and receive a onetime grant of $500 at the end of the term and an honorary certificate from the AC Center. Below are the expectations and responsibilities for the fellows:

  • Work to identify relevant clips from feature films, educational documentaries and/or audio based media from the MRC and Berkeley Language Center

  • Develop a familiarity with the LFLFC (Library of Foreign Language Film Clips) interface, including searching, clipping, metadata and annotation features

  • Learn how to embed video in bCourses

  • Provide quality feedback to the MRC on the training program as well as any “lessons learned” to help improve instructor experience

If you are interested in learning more about the fellowship, please feel free to contact Gisele Tanasse (nerdpower@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)(link sends e-mail)) and/or drop in during office hours: Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle, the first Wednesday of the month from 10am-12pm..   

For a list of of the materials provided in this workshop, please visit the guide for tools and links(link is external)(link is external) page, which includes links to the LFLFC, our clip prep worksheet and our terms list.

ACES Course Grant

Download a 2018-19 ACES application.

We are now welcoming applications for the 2018-2019 cycle of ACES funding.  In the 2018-2019 proposal cycle, several priorities have been emphasized to support community-engagement and engaged scholarship. Please see the 2018-19 ACES RFP Application to explore opportunities for funding.  Applications are due July 20, 2018. Please contact Victoria Robinson (victoriarobbi@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)) or Andrea Wise (andreawise@berkeley.edu(link sends e-mail)) with any questions.

The ACES program is designed to provide faculty with the opportunity to develop, broaden, or deepen their research and teaching of community-engaged scholarship.

Participants receive and gain:

  • intensive training and consulting from and with the ACES and Public Service Center staff

  • potential funds for costs related to course community projects, graduate student hire, and/or community-based project development (as detailed per application category above)

  • opportunities to present research and best practices at an on-campus ACES seminar

  • new relationships with an interdisciplinary cohort of faculty

  • enhanced capacity to build and sustain long-term relationships with community partners

  • the opportunity to mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the development of community-engaged partnership

There are also a number of course development and partnership project resources available through the UC Berkeley Public Service Center, including:

Take a look at our past and current ACES courses.