Inclusive History Project offers grants for courses on U-M history


The University of Michigan’s Inclusive History Project is accepting funding proposals for new and redesigned courses that expand knowledge about U-M history and emphasize diversity, equity and inclusion.

The funding is part of the IHP’s commitment to supporting innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching. Proposals from all disciplines and all campuses will be accepted through Jan. 19.

The IHP is the multiyear presidential initiative designed to study and document a comprehensive history of the university that is attentive to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Courses supported by the IHP will help expand the scope and range of the research accomplished through the project and facilitate a broader and deeper scale of participation in its work.

The IHP co-chairs — Elizabeth Cole, director of the National Center for Institutional Diversity, and Earl Lewis, director and founder for the Center for Social Solutions — said the grants will support instructional efforts in classrooms across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses to study and better understand the shifting boundaries of diversity, equity and inclusion relative to U-M’s more than 200-year history.

Two types of grants are available:

  • Course Development Grants, with up to $5,000 to design and implement new courses exploring the university’s history relative to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Course Redesign Grants, with up to $3,000 to support the integration of the university’s history of inclusion and exclusion into existing courses through new components.

Individual faculty members, including tenure-track faculty, clinical faculty and lecturers, as well as collaborative teams of faculty, students and staff can submit proposals. The call for proposals encourages teaching on a wide range of topics related to the university’s history and diversity.

Proposed courses in this funding cycle must first be offered in the fall 2024 or winter 2025 terms.

To provide guidance and to discuss available campus resources with interested scholars and teams, virtual information sessions led by the IHP campus research directors will precede the application deadline.

Interested applicants can register for the following sessions and are welcome to attend any session, regardless of campus affiliation.

  • Dec. 5, 9-10 a.m., with IHP Dearborn Research Director Camron Amin.
  • Dec. 7, 4-5 p.m., with IHP Flint Research Director Lisa Lapeyrouse.
  • Dec. 8, 10-11 a.m., with IHP Ann Arbor Research Director James Cook.

Individual consultations and inquiries can be directed to


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