H+U+D Request for Proposals for City Seminars and Course Development Grants

The Mellon Humanities, Urbanism and Design (H+U+D) Initiative requests proposals for undergraduate city seminar courses and course development funds. 

Proposals should include

  • a one-page letter from the proposed instructor(s), laying out the general objectives of the course
  • a letter of support from the chair of an SAS undergraduate academic program or department
  • a short biographical sketch of each instructor
  • a sketch syllabus that includes the major topics to be considered, principal readings, the nature of the assigned work, and travel schedule
  • a one-page budget

Next year (2017-18) the initiative will sponsor two city seminars: one international and one domestic. Descriptions of f previous seminars can be found here. The seminar should examine one city in a detailed, multidisciplinary way that incorporates both the humanities and design. Click here for HUD Course Development RFP.

The deadline for proposals is January 30, 2017. Proposals should be submitted to Mary Rocco at mrocc@design.upenn.edu. 

For questions, please contact Genie Birch at elbirch@design.upenn.edu or David Brownlee at dbrownle@sas.upenn.edu.