September/October 2021Vol. XXXIV No. 1

Request for Proposals for Innovative Curricular Projects; The Alex and Brit d’Arbeloff Fund for Excellence in Education

The Office of the Vice Chancellor is soliciting proposals to support larger-scale ambitious projects designed to strengthen MIT undergraduate education and enrich the academic experience of our undergraduates. Proposals can be focused at any level of undergraduate education; priority will be given to projects that:

  • Enhance the first-year academic experience, especially innovating in the General Institute Requirements (GIRs).
  • Integrate inclusive pedagogies or develop creative subject material to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Catalyze long-term, sustainable education improvements inspired by good practices developed in response to the pandemic and remote teaching.

Projects that advance relevant recommendations made by the Task Force 2021 and Beyond and/or transcend specific departmental curricula are encouraged.

Necessary forms, instructions, and descriptions of previously funded projects can be found on the Fund website. If you have questions about applying for a grant, please contact the Registrar’s Office, Curriculum and Faculty Support at

Proposals are due by Friday, October 29, 2021.