Curriki is accepting applications for projects that will make a difference to students and teachers everywhere. We will help fund your curriculum initiative to be built using the Curriki platform and distributed globally via our website.
To qualify for funding, projects must meet the following requirements:
- Provide or develop comprehensive resources for substantial units of study—for example, a sequenced collection of all necessary components for a semester of microbiology, or a year of algebra.
- Develop or post open source curriculum in an area of need. Special emphasis will be given to math, science and reading for upper elementary through high school grades.
- Deliver all content resources as open source (including editable formats and publication under the open source Curriki License) so they may be used and developed further by a broad community.
- Use best practices in pedagogy and instructional design.
- Use the Curriki platform and tools to build out and post the resources, either as wiki-based templates or as sequenced collections of editable attachments.
- Be created by either an individual or group who continues to "own" the project, monitoring and working towards growing its usage. Part of the grant funding will be specifically allocated toward this goal.
- Bring with it a community of users who will employ and actively engage with the materials on an ongoing basis.
- Have a track record of efficacy based on real use.
- Projects will be funded on a rolling basis. Grant money must be used for curriculum development and production and training, community use and community involvement. Grants will be given in increments of $500 and will not exceed $5,000. Funds can be allocated toward development, production, training, and community outreach activities.
How to apply
If you are interested in applying, please send a one to two page letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include the following information:
- Full name of applicant
- Position and school or institution
- Location of institution or home address and email address
- Project title
- Project description
- Project goals
- Subject areas covered
- Target audience
- Project features and key components
- Project milestones (What will be done, by when?)
- Key individuals involved in the project
- Research base or best practices reflected
- Ways in which this project will promote community use on the site
- Amount of funding requested
- Breakdown on expenses (List all budget items including time, resource allocation, training expense, etc.)
All awards will be made at the discretion of Curriki staff and based on the above requirements.
NOTE: CURRIKI REVIEW SYSTEM: This fall, Curriki will launch a review system designed to make finding great resources even easier for members. Curriki seeks a few paid Lead Reviewers to coordinate efforts in the the major subject areas (Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies). We are also looking for volunteer reviewers in all subject areas. To learn more, visit: http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/ReviewQualifications