Call for Proposals | Cornerstone: Learning for Living

The Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative aims to revitalize the role of the humanities in general education. The deadline for the next application cycle is December 1, 2023. Please see website for full details.


This funding opportunity is available to regionally accredited private not-for-profit and public institutions of higher education. The Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative welcomes the participation of a diverse array of institutions—community colleges, liberal arts colleges, regional comprehensive institutions, and research universities. 



Implementation grants of varying amounts, up to $300,000 over 24 months, will be made to each funded project participating in this initiative. The size of the implementation grant award will be based on the scope of the project. Planning grants up to $25,000 over 6-12 months are strongly encouraged to lay the groundwork for successful curricular reform and faculty professional development. 



Institutions will be selected based on the design and scale of their proposed programs. Selection criteria for both planning and implementation requests are described in further detail below:



Planning grants may be used to cover such expenses as compensation for faculty members on the planning team and travel to annual faculty professional development institutes and other similar professional development opportunities. Planning grants provide support for faculty at participating institutions to achieve the following:

Implementation grants provide support for institutions to enact concrete plans for comprehensive and sustainable curriculum development or redesign efforts. They may be used as follows:


Concept papers for planning and implementation awards must be submitted by December 1, 2023 to Applicants will receive status notifications by February 2024. Applicants who are invited to submit proposals will be expected to finalize their applications by early April 2024. Work supported by the grant may begin as early as summer 2024. 


Please contact Loni Bordoloi Pazich, program director for institutional initiatives at the Teagle Foundation, at with questions about the Cornerstone: Learning for Living initiative.