Office of the President

Hewlett Foundation Presidential Award for Curriculum Development and Improvement

This grant program is administered through the President's Office and is used to fund activities related to faculty and curriculum development or improvement. Typical awards range from $1,000 - $10,000 depending on project.

Eligibility, Guidelines and Evaluation Material

Grant proposals must follow the guidelines set out by the Hewlett Foundation, which state that proposals must be for activities related to faculty and curriculum development or improvement. Hewlett grant proposals must be aligned with institutional goals, with preference given to those that explore ways to improve delivery of our core curriculum including general education; that better coordinate our curricular offerings between schools or departments; or that foster new collaborative or interdisciplinary faculty partnerships. The President's Office would like to emphasize that this grant can be renewed(i.e., planning and evaluation studies, experimentation or program initiation) but is not designed to carry on any activity for an indefinite period of time. Also, it is not intended for general budget items or for administrative use. (NOTE: Individual research projects should be directed to the Atkinson Fund summer grants program.)

Application Materials

Hewlett grant proposals should include: (1) a cover sheet containing the title for your grant proposal; (2) the school(s) to which the proposal relates or is affiliated; (3) the names of the authors, indicating a primary contact person, and (4) a basic budget, including the total dollar amount requested. INSTRUCTIONS ON Uploading Hewlett Proposals to WISE: (1) Log in to WISE ( (2) Under “My Workspace,” click on the “Membership” tool (left navigation bar). (3) Click on “Joinable Sites” and search for “Hewlett”. (4) Click and join the “Hewlett Grant Submissions” site. (5) To upload your proposal, click on “Grant Submissions” (left navigation bar).(6) to upload your proposal, click on “Submit” in the Project Tools list (left navigation bar). (7) Click on “Add Attachments” to upload your file. (7) If you need to edit or resubmit your proposal prior to the stated deadline for submissions, you can easily do that by clicking on the "add/remove attachments" button and click “Resubmit.”

Deadline: February 20, 2015 - Feb 20 at 5 p.m. Applicants must submit Hewlett grants via the WISE site instead of in hard copy format. Please see instructions above. (CLOSED)

Contact Information: Kristen Grainger, Vice President and Executive Assistant to the President (503-375-5474)

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