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d'Arbeloff Fund seeks proposals for innovative curricular projects

The Alex and Brit d’Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in Education is soliciting preliminary proposals from MIT faculty members for projects to enhance the educational experience of undergraduates. Preliminary proposals of 2-3 pages are due by Friday, Sept. 27.

The d’Arbeloff Fund Review Committee is particularly interested in proposals aimed at enhancing subjects offered in the first year and as General Institute Requirements (GIRs), as well as those fostering faculty participation in the educational experiences of undergraduates beyond the classroom. Collaborative projects that transcend specific departmental curricula or span multiple subjects are particularly valuable.

Examples of possible proposal areas include: developing HASS Exploration (HEX) subjects; creating online modules to be used within a subject or across subjects; providing opportunities aligned with the Faculty resolution that envisions every MIT freshman having a faculty mentor; and enhancing freshman participation in group UROPs, project teams, or other forms of supervised research with faculty. After reviewing the preliminary proposals, the committee will invite some applicants to submit a final proposal by Friday, Nov. 22.

Guidelines are available at Please contact the Office of Faculty Support at x3-6776 or for more information.

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