Course Developmoent

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies invites applications for faculty course development grants to be used in Summer 2021 for developing or substantially revising innovative courses which focus on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

Three awards are available, each offering up to $2,500 to support course design. Funds can be used as summer salary in Summer 2021 and/or for purchasing course materials.  


CREES welcomes applications for a range of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia-related courses at all levels of instruction. However, proposals for online courses, courses offered by faculty in the professional schools, and courses that meet core REES BA and MA requirements will be given priority.  


To apply: Submit an abstract of no more than 500 words, a preliminary course syllabus or course outline, and a 2-page CV. 


Eligibility: All KU faculty members, lecturers, and post-doctoral instructors are eligible to apply.  


Deadline: Applications must be submitted electronically to by May 26, 2021. 


Terms: Recipients are responsible for completing the course development/revision process by August 1, 2021. Recipients must submit a final report, along with the new course syllabus and a representative sample of course materials, by September 1, 2021. Recipients are obligated to teach the grant-supported course in Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, or Fall 2022.