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Guidelines and Application

The 2023 DePaul Civics Initiative Summer Institute
application opens April 3, 2023 and closes May 3, 2023.

Download the application guidelines packet today!

Through a generous grant from the Teagle Foundation, DePaul University is inviting full time term and tenure-line faculty to join a community of scholars at the Civics Initiative Summer Institute (July 19-20, 2023) and two follow-up sessions during the following academic year.

The Summer Institute will support faculty as they develop their own sections of a powerful new interdisciplinary curriculum dedicated to helping students rigorously interrogate historical and contemporary political structures, acknowledge differences in their lived experiences, and build the democratic skills of listening and deliberation that will allow us to build a path forward. Faculty will learn strategies for facilitating productive conversations about controversial issues.

Tenure-line and term faculty from all units in the University are eligible to apply.

Faculty chosen for participation will be awarded a summer stipend of $1100; for each of the two follow-up half day sessions in the AY 2023-24, participating faculty will receive a $300 stipend.

Application Timeline

The application timeline for Summer Institute 2023 is outlined below. Interested faculty should feel free to contact the Civics Initiative lead faculty, Molly Andolina and Ben Epstein, with questions before applying: and

Stage Date
Call for Application posted
March 29, 2023
Online Application opens
April 3, 2023
Online Application closes
May 3, 2023
Appointment notifications May 10, 2023

Application Preparation

Applicants for the DePaul Civics Initiative Summer Institute should review the Application Guidelines packet, which provides details of all materials that must be submitted through the online application.

Guidelines & Preparation

Download the Application Guidelines for easy offline review.

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Ready to apply?

The application deadline is May 3, 2023. Contact us for questions about the application or apply below.

Application opens April 3