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Faculty/Curriculum Development Program

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Application Deadline: Open
Notification of Awards: within two weeks of submission

Program Description:

This program is intended to assist STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) faculty with professional or curricular development. Each award will provide compensation to individual faculty or groups of faculty for their time and effort with the intent that their project will be completed over the summer.

Project Ideas:

We are open to almost any project that enhances undergraduate retention in the STEM departments and welcome your ideas and collaboration. We are especially interested in receiving proposals that would result in the development of problem sets with solutions for use in the weekly problem solving sessions. Other possible projects are identified.

  • Course revision to increase active learning
  • Integration of technology in and outside the classroom
  • Enhanced opportunities for research or field experiences in gateway courses
  • Development of interdisciplinary or paired/linked courses (e.g., pairing an introductory section of GES 101 with a focus on geophysics with PHY 111, pairing a CIS and MET/EET course, or pairing a section of CHE 111 with MAT 161).

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. STEM Faculty member(s)
  2. Work must be completed during the summer
  3. Agree to share materials (e.g., problem sets with solutions, revised course syllabi) with other STEM faculty at Buffalo State and disseminated on our NSF project website.

Program Requirements for Funded Faculty:

  1. Mandatory orientation session (scheduled in May or June)
  2. Brief mid-summer update of project
  3. End of project report
  4. Wrap-up session in September to share project outcomes


Proposals will be reviewed by STEM Grant PIs and STEM faculty. Opportunities to refine project goals and determine the budget requirements will be offered prior to finalizing awards.

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