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The Center for the Study of the American South invites applications for course enhancement grants for courses that are being offered during the upcoming academic year. These grants are intended to enhance students’ encounters with the history, contemporary experience, diverse cultures, and global context of the American South in transformative ways. Proposals may address that goal through such items as guest presentations, field expeditions, community engagement activities, performances, student publications, or other innovative course elements. Funds may not be used as stipends for the course’s instructor. Grant recipients will be asked to share feedback with CSAS at the end of the course.

All UNC faculty teaching courses that address the American South are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to undergraduate courses; matching funding from other sources will be viewed favorably.

To Apply
Submit the following in a single document as an email attachment to

  1. Cover Sheet
  2. Proposal (maximum length 350 words) that describes what you want to do, how it will benefit the students, and how it relates to the study of the American South. Please include the course number, course title, and anticipated enrollment.
  3. Budget (maximum of $1000) that also lists any other funding sources
  4. Syllabus for the course

Applications for fall courses will be reviewed on or after August 15th; applications for spring courses will be reviewed on or after November 2nd.