Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

YUAG-Poorvu STEM Curriculum Development Grants

Complete the application form below and send it in an email (as a PDF) with the subject line “Curriculum Development Grant Application” to Liliana.Milkova@yale.edu by 5:00 pm on September 25, 2023. General questions may be directed to the same address.

Through a partnership between the Yale University Art Gallery and Yale’s Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, Yale faculty in STEM fields and medicine are invited to apply for curriculum development grants of $1,000 (awarded as research funds) to develop at least one curricular session which focuses on cultivating advanced critical observation skills relevant to any discipline that deals with visual information. When thoughtfully planned, direct engagement with works of art enhances visual acuity and material literacy and trains students to recognize the complex ways in which images convey meaning(s) through their specific visual and physical characteristics.

Grant recipients will be required to: 1) attend a two-hour workshop in October, 2023, 2) develop with Gallery staff and lead on their own at least one museum session for a course they are offering in the 2023–24 academic year, and 3) assess the museum session’s impact on student learning. The goal of the grant program is to equip faculty with visual-analytical tools and pedagogies to apply in their own teaching and research, as well as to introduce the Gallery as an academic resource available to STEM disciplines and the medical field.

The grants are open to all Yale instructors of record, including tenured and tenure-track faculty, clinical instructional faculty, lecturers, lectors, and part-time acting instructors (PTAIs) who are teaching in the 2023–24 academic year.

Award notifications will be sent on September 29, 2023.


These grants are generously supported through the YangTse Foundation Fund for programs fostering the interdisciplinary appreciation of art and architecture across the academic curriculum.