New Teagle RFPs for Fall 2018

The Teagle Foundation has launched two new funding initiatives: Education for American Civic Life and Pathways to the Liberal Arts. Along with its ongoing support for Liberal Arts and the Professions, the Teagle Foundation will review grant requests for all three initiatives on a rolling basis.

Through Education for American Civic Life, the Teagle Foundation seeks to elevate the civic objectives of liberal arts education through faculty-led efforts within the curriculum grounded in the issues that define and challenge American democracy. The initiative aims to strengthen civic education across the undergraduate curriculum and across disciplines while mitigating uncivil speech and behavior.

The Pathways to the Liberal Arts initiative supports access to and success in liberal arts education, particularly for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who might not ordinarily attempt a rigorous liberal arts program. This initiative emphasizes major curricular reforms that deepen student learning and keep them on the path to the degree. Participating institutions are encouraged to choose one of three target areas: (1) strengthening access to the liberal arts in the transition from high school to college; (2) strengthening transfer access to the liberal arts from public two-year to private four-year colleges; and (3) strengthening the rigor and quality of liberal arts pathways at two- and four-year institutions.

The Liberal Arts and the Professions initiative challenges the prevailing mode of professional preparation by asking: how can institutions fully integrate and embed the liberal arts into undergraduate preparation for the professions? This initiative aims to infuse new disciplinary content and perspectives from the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences into undergraduate education for the professions, most prominently in business, engineering, and nursing.

To be considered for a grant, please review the Teagle Foundation’s application guidelines and submit a brief 3-5-page concept paper to Concept papers are reviewed on a rolling basis. Grant requests may range in size from $10,000-$25,000 over 6-12 months for planning purposes and $100,000-$400,000 over 24-36 months for project implementation.

If you have questions about the RFPs, please contact Loni Bordoloi Pazich ( or Desiree Vazquez Barlatt (