Faculty Classroom Enhancement Grants

Faculty may apply for grants to support invited classroom guests and other teaching and research-focused efforts that enhance their teaching. These grants are intended to enrich teaching and classroom experiences by addressing issues related to public policy and/or the social sciences.

Grant Examples and Scope

  • Inviting a guest lecturer from outside of Dartmouth to visit a class
  • Going on a research-related site visit
  • Engaging in other activities that support the curriculum or classroom experience

Classroom Enhancement Grants should not be used to supplement travel or other expenses related to academic conferences on campus. If a visiting faculty member is on campus for such a conference, Classroom Enhancement Grants may be used for an additional night's stay in Hanover in order to meet with students in classes.

The Center reviews such grant requests on a rolling basis during the Fall, Winter, and Spring Terms, and awards (which may be less than the amount requested) depend on the impact of the speaker in advancing public policy and social science instruction in the class as well as the availability of funds.

For more information, contact:

Professor Herschel Nachlis, Associate Director and Senior Policy Fellow of the Rockefeller Center, Herschel.S.Nachlis@dartmouth.edu.

Laura Mitchell, Program Officer, Laura.M.Mitchell@Dartmouth.edu, (603) 646-2229.

Grant Funding and Review

  1. Awards typically range from $150-$1,000, with an honorarium limit of $600 per person (or $300 if virtual).
  2. Faculty may submit requests totaling up to $1,000 per fiscal year. Additional requests may be considered based on the availability of funds.
  3. Grants are not awarded during the summer term.
  4. All proposals for funding are reviewed by the Rockefeller Center Associate Director.