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Invitation for Funded Curriculum Proposals

We invite educators to submit proposals to create innovative undergraduate engineering curricula or evolve existing courses to incorporate Ansys simulation.

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Invitation for Curriculum Proposals

As part of our ongoing mission to support the teaching of engineering, science, and design, Ansys invites educators of accredited educational institutions to submit proposals to create innovative curricula or the evolution of existing courses in undergraduate engineering departments' Ansys simulation tools. The courses should combine Ansys technologies with proven teaching and assessment methods, such as active learning techniques and project-based learning, which improve and enhance education and prepare students to make an impact on day one of their careers.

Selected projects will receive a grant and relevant technical guidance for creating or evolving an existing course or set of courses. An individual course will receive up to $5,000, and for a series of courses within a university department(s), additional funds will be considered up to $25,000.

For this active invitation, Ansys will award up to $125,000. Although any proposal focused on undergraduate courses will be considered, for this round those proposals that include the incorporation of Ansys tools into a series of courses with consideration for inclusion of a first- or second-year course are preferred.  Institution eligibility, proposal review considerations, application instructions, and key due dates are listed within the “Description of Curriculum Proposals” document below.

Key Dates:

  • Proposal submissions are now open
  • Proposal submissions deadline: March 31, 2023
  • Notification of recipients: Ansys will make award announcements no later than May 19, 2023
  • Start of projects: From July 2023
  • Incorporation of curriculum: 2024-2025 academic year as completed
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