Over the past few years, IFYC has had the privilege of partnering with colleges and universities to create Interfaith Studies courses and academic programs.

We are happy to share learnings and best practices from these previous grants:

  • For the second year in a row, IFYC was able to offer Curriculum Development Grants of up to $1,000 during the summer of 2017 for faculty at U.S. colleges and universities. The goal of this grant project is to support the development of undergraduate courses that engage the academic field of Interfaith and Interreligious Studies. The 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP)  can be reviewed here, and next year's RFP will be available during the winter of 2018.
  • Thanks to generous funding from the Teagle Foundation, in 2014 IFYC was able to distribute Course Sequence Grants to 17 institutions, who then utilized grant funds to create courses and course sequences - including majors, minors, certificates, and concentrations - in Interfaith or Interreligious Studies. Access some of the key findings from this grant project in our resource library.
  • Thanks to additional funding from the Teagle Foundation, a second set of course sequence grants, called Interfaith and Pre-Professional Curricular Grants, were awarded to 16 institutions on July 1st, 2016. Review the Request for Proposals to learn more about the objective of these grants.

New and upcoming grant opportunities for faculty will be announced during the winter of 2018. Explore additional funding opportunities and other resources for educators on our grants page.

Our Academic Initiatives team is  available by phone or email to help you explore interfaith topics in your curriculum. Take the first step by joining the educator network.

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