Humanities Plus

Humanities Plus: the 21st Century Learner

Pedagogical Initiative Grants

In recent years Humanities Departments at Rutgers have revised their offerings, both to meet the requirements of the Core Curriculum and to create courses in entirely new or recalibrated categories: Byrne Family Seminars, Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars, and Language Engagement Courses.  These exciting curricular changes have asked faculty to focus on content.  The Humanities Pedagogical Initiative now asks faculty to turn its attention to the means by which students learn.  All Humanities undergraduate courses of 3 credits or more (or attached to courses of 3 credits or more), including Interdisciplinary Honors Seminars originating in Humanities departments, are eligible.

Grants in the form of research funds will range from $1000 to $3500, depending on the scope of the project. Proposals that involve collaboration with or borrowing from disciplines beyond the Humanities are encouraged.

Submit an Application

Download the document CFP (19 KB) and document fillable application (24 KB) .

Completed applications with endorsement of UGD and Chair due February 15th, 2019

Grant awards announced March 13th, 2019

To apply, provide the requested information in the fillable application and submit via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 2/15/2019. Contact SAS Director of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about the CPF or application process.


Since Rutgers is vast, decentralized, and sprawling, it is difficult for any of us to be aware of the communities, tools, and resources already devoted to pedagogical innovation.  Grant applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the resources listed here.


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