Programmatic Grant Program:
Biotechnology Curriculum Development, Faculty Workshops, and Facility Expansion
Important Dates and Information
RFP Release Date: October 26, 2012
Proposal Due Date: February 4, 2013
(5 p.m. pacific time)
Award Notification: May, 2013
Maximum Award Amount: $15,000
Project Duration: Up to 18 months from the project start date
(approximately June 1, 2013)
The California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB) aims to innovate biotechnology education across the CSU. For the last decade education researchers, federal agencies, employers and professional societies have called for change in undergraduate life science education and other biotechnology-related disciplines (1,2,3). Curriculum improvement efforts aim to increase rates of student engagement and retention, but also to ensure undergraduate education reflects “how science is done in the laboratory and in the field” (2).
The 2013 Programmatic Grant Program will support the development of innovative general education courses, laboratories, and first-year experiences, as well as revisions to lower-level or introductory biotechnology-related courses. CSUPERB emphasizes the system-wide dissemination of curricular materials across the CSU system to engage, impact and prepare students in biotechnology.
- Handelsman, Ebert-May, Beichner, Bruns, Chang, DeHaan, Gentile, Lauffer, Stewart, Tilghman & Wood (2004)Scientific Teaching.Science304: 521-522.
- Vision & Change in Undergraduate Biology Education(2011). AAAS & National Science Foundation.
- Hanauer & Bauerle (2012) Facilitating Innovation in Science Education through Assessment Reform, Liberal Education, Vol. 98, No. 3.
See 2013 Programmatic Grant Program Request for Proposals (RFP) (.pdf) for complete announcement, review and eligibility criteria.
Proposals, including signed cover sheet, must be submitted electronically on 2013 Programmatic Grant Proposal Template (.doc) form according to submission instructions by Monday, February 4, 2013 before 5:00 p.m. pacific time. Refer to Programmatic Proposal Guidelines and Budget Guidelines as you complete your proposal.
Principal Investigators on all funded proposals are required to comply with CSUPERB reporting requirements listed on the Report Forms page.
If you have questions regarding application forms and proposal submission procedure, please contact:
Administrative Analyst, CSUPERB
If you have questions regarding this grant program or RFP, please contact:
Program Administrator, CSUPERB
Executive Director, CSUPERB