Supporting creative learning and collaboration in the classroom.

Offered in partnership by the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) and the Design Initiative at Dartmouth (DIAD).

The Design Course Development Grant supports the creation of a new design-based curricular module (exercise/project/assignment/activity/experience) inside an existing undergraduate course at Dartmouth. The grant provides a $1,000 stipend plus up to a $1,500 budget to cover materials and other costs associated with implementing the new curricular model. DIAD and DCAL will also provide help and coaching as you develop your module.

<aside> 👉 This grant is open to any course from all academic divisions at Dartmouth. Faculty from any discipline and any rank are encouraged to apply.


Before Applying

Grant Description

What is Design Thinking?

Preview Grant Application Questions

<aside> 📽️ We recommend that before you apply, you view this recorded workshop Design for All: Deepening Student Learning With Design Thinking (~22 min, Oct 2021, Dartmouth login required)

Slides from April, 2023:

DCAL x DIAD - Workshop for Faculty (22F, 23W, 23S).pdf


Apply Now (not currently accepting applications)

<aside> 📍 Design Course Development Grant (ARCHIVED)


<aside> 🗓️ DIAD and DCAL are not currently accepting new applications for the 2023/24 academic year. Please visit the DIAD webpage for other design related engagements or contact [email protected]


Previous Grant Recipients

Past Examples


<aside> ✉️ For more information about this grant, contact [email protected].