Collaboration Grants

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Faith & Learning Collaboration Grants

The de Vries Institute for Global Faculty Development invites Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary schools, departments, programs, committees, and ad hoc groups of faculty to consider applying for a Faith & Learning Collaboration Grant. See the full description of this opportunity.

These grants of up to $7000 will provide resources to groups of Calvin faculty to encourage enriching ongoing conversation about Christian faith in relation to teaching, curricular matters, group culture, and research.

Examples of projects that could qualify:

  • Two-day retreat for a department developing a new masters program to think carefully about the appropriate role of Christian faith in the new program. Funds used for meals, refreshments, meeting room rental, reading materials, and a modest stipend for participants.
  • Departmental reading group on a crucial recent book on Christian faith and their discipline. Funds used for books, refreshments, and stipends for participants.
  • Series of extended working lunches in an early summer week for an intensive governance committee to review and revise its expectations related to faith integration. Funds used for meals and stipends.
  • See the linked document above for further examples.

Grant decision criteria include:

  • A clear goal for the group activity.
  • A persuasive case that the intended activity can be managed in the time allotted for it—and/or a specific plan for follow-up should the timeframe turn out to be insufficient. Any funds granted must be used by the end of the stated timeframe.
  • Reasons to believe that this activity will nurture the long-term health of the faith and learning conversation.
  • Evidence of commitment on the part of nearly all relevant stakeholders to participate in the collaboration.
  • A realistic plan and budget for the collaborative activity.

Submit Proposal

If you have questions about the program or would like to discuss a prospective project, please contact de Vries Institute director Matt Lundberg (