Call for Proposals: New Courses and Development Grants

Call for Proposals: New Courses and Development Grants

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities supports interdisciplinary courses on cities and the built environment. Often co-taught, these classes build bridges between departments and programs at Princeton and incorporate methodologies that include design, mapping, archival research, visual analysis, quantitative methods, literary and cultural studies, and performance. 

We welcome proposals for new courses for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020. New courses may be experimental, though we prioritize classes with the potential to be permanent additions to the Princeton curriculum. We particularly encourage applications for courses that relate to the Princeton-Mellon Initiative‚Äôs theme, Cities on the Edge: Hemispheric Comparisons and Connections, and which bridge architecture, the humanities, and/or environmental studies through a comparative approach to urbanism and architecture along South-North, East-West, South-South, and North-North lines.

The Initiative offers financial and logistical support for course travel and student projects. This might include funding for guest speakers, financial contributions for fall/spring break travel, and administrative support for travel booking. 

In addition, we can offer two grants of up to $7,500 per faculty member to support research leading to the development of sponsored courses. Funding will be provided over Summer 2019.

To apply, please send a two-page proposal that includes a course description, budget, and relationship to the Princeton-Mellon Initiative to Aaron Shkuda ([email protected]). Draft syllabi are encouraged, but not required. Preference will be given to team-taught courses by faculty from different disciplines. 

Finally, please feel free to contact us if you have a general interest in being part of a Princeton-Mellon course, either in 2019-20 or in future years.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
For questions, please contact Aaron Shkuda ([email protected])