Course Development Fellowships

Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture

Call for Proposals

Due March 30, 2020

ICTC invites you to apply for the 2020-2021 ICTC Faculty Development Summer Fellowships. We will be accepting applications for the Summer Faculty Research Fellowship and the Summer Course Development Fellowship to fund projects that advance the University’s Jesuit Catholic Mission through faculty research or teaching.

  1. Summer Course Development Fellowships for Faculty ($3,000). This fellowship includes a short, 2-day intensive summer workshop on the Catholic intellectual tradition, and an opportunity to request a faculty colleague to function as mentor as you develop your course. Such a model will encourage faculty who are interested in engaging with the Catholic intellectual tradition but do not feel adequately prepared to do so. The stipend of $3,000 will be offered in two parts: one portion at the beginning of the program and the remainder once the course syllabus is submitted, by the end of the academic year. 

Past recipients and their representative projects include:

The Applied Ethics Workshop,” Benjamin Howe, Ph.D., College of Arts & Sciences (course development);

Developing a University Core Curriculum on Global Food Justice,” Aakanksha Sinha, MSW, Ph.D., College of Arts & Sciences (course development);

Laudato Si’ and Sustainable Coffee Production in Vietnam," Quan Le, Ph.D., Albers School of Business and Economics (research);

"Social Justice and Care for Persons: Labor Conditions in School Psychology" Gregory Moy, M.Ed., Ph.D., Ashli Tyre, Ed.D., NCSP, and Jason Parkin, Ph.D., NCSP, College of Education (research);

"The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm in Extended Reality," Dylan Medina, Ph.D., Peter Amah, Ph.D., School of New & Continuing Studies (research).

Additional support is available for those doing collaborative research projects as funds permit.

For application guidelines, information on eligibility requirements, and required deliverables, see: I am available to meet with anyone who has questions, please email me at

Proposals will be reviewed by a faculty committee.

The deadline for submission is March 30, 2020. Submissions should be made to

We hope to be able to announce the awards early in the winter quarter.

Thank you,

Jeanette Rodriguez, Ph.D., Interim Director, Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture  



Catholic Thought and Culture Course Development Summer Stipends encourage faculty to create course offerings that provide students the opportunities to engage with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition in its multidisciplinary manifestations. Courses are developed for multiple departments including arts, sciences, humanities, business, education and nursing. These grants are intended to lead to courses that will enrich the university’s Catholic Studies Program. 

“If the search for “the historical Jesus” is futile, at least we can place him in a wider historical context. But that requires knowledge of Jewish, Hellenistics, Roman and early Christian history. To weave all together in to a tapestry attractice and compelling to students requires interdisciplinary work—and time for reflection—that few of us can afford. The grant thus enables important work that could otherwise go undone for lack of support.”

–David Madsen, PhD, Associate Professor, History, 2013 ICTC Course Development Summer Stipend Recipient


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