Reconciling Curriculum Grant Program: inviting proposals

March 27, 2024
Burnaby Mountain, which in Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) is known as Lhuḵw’lkuḵw’áyten, meaning "where the bark gets pe[e]led in the spring."

FASS accepts that the challenges set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report’s Calls to Action require a multi-faceted, holistic approach to intergenerational change in the academy and continuous collaboration in building new relationships with Indigenous students, faculty and staff, and Indigenous communities.

This call invites creative proposals from FASS continuing faculty, both individuals and teams involving two or more departments/programs, for constructive action on addressing the ongoing legacies of colonialism and the work of reconciliation in the following categories:

  • Micro Research and Teaching Development Grants. Proposals accepted by the third week of every semester
  • Lower Division (LD) Courses Advancing Decolonization/ Reconciliation
  • Upper Division (UD) (Graduate) Courses
  • Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training and Professional Development. Proposals accepted by the third week of every semester
  • Community-based Partner Development

How to Apply

For Lower Division, Upper Division, and Community-based Partner grants, submit your application online by May 1.

For Micro and Cultural Awareness Training grants, submit your application online by the end of the third week of every semester.

Applications must include a letter of support from the Chair or Director in all categories except for the micro-grants.

Applications shall propose a theme, title, short (150-word description) and attach a detailed draft syllabus or description of the proposed action. Provide a compelling rationale why the subject matter is of current and future interest to scholars, students, and citizens in the broader community in the continuing work of reconciliation. Identify the expected student/professional/community audience and clear learning goals.

Deadline and Submissions

Applications for the larger grants are due May 1, and results will be announced no later than June. Applications for semesterly grants will be accepted by the third week of each semester, and decisions will be made on an ongoing basis. Submit your application online using the online application forms for each relevant category.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Tim Michel (timothy_michel@sfu.ca) or Kate Slaney (fassadgs@sfu.ca).

Learn more about the FASS Reconciling Curriculum Grant Program