The Curriculum Innovation Fund (formerly known as the 250th Anniversary Fund) is the University's principal resource for supporting innovation in the undergraduate curriculum. With the endorsement of their department or program, faculty members may submit proposals for new or reimagined courses in any subject at any level.
The CIF committee consists of the dean and deputy dean of the college, the dean and two associate deans of the faculty, the director of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, and the director of the Princeton Writing Program. Awards will be announced in February.
Applicants may seek up to three years of funding, although the committee will give priority to courses that have the potential to be offered on a continuing basis. CIF awards may be used for a variety of purposes, including summer stipends for course development, costs related to the adoption of new instructional technology, costs for additional AIs needed to support experimental teaching formats, class trips and other enhancements, and guest speakers, but not for FTE, capital projects, or major equipment purchases.