Mini-Course Proposals

Mini-Courses Proposals Timeline

Mini-course proposal applications for the 2022-23 academic year should be submitted by 5 PM on Monday, May 2 2022 using using this link. The form may take 20-30 minutes to complete. New and returning courses must submit a form in order for the course to be considered.  We recommend preparing all of your information on instructors, course descriptions, learning goals, proposed schedule, etc. before beginning the proposal form (for reference, proposal questions can be viewed here).

If you would like to consult with the Office of Graduate Education in advance about a possible course, please contact

Mini-course proposals will be reviewed by a curriculum committee and instructors will be notified of award decisions for following year mini-courses in mid-May.

Funding decisions will be provided a few months after the application status notification. Please note that funding decisions are not guaranteed for AY22-23 and we ask that all mini-courses proposed this year are prepared to move forward without funding

About Mini-Courses

These intensive, one to three week, interdisciplinary courses taught by faculty, postdocs, and students allow participants to enhance their education without requiring a full quarter’s commitment. Mini-courses address topics of high visibility and interest to the Biosciences community and utilize innovative approaches to learning, teaching, and research. In particular, Mini-courses provide opportunities to develop a broad range of scientific and professional skills, to engage in rigorous and responsible research, to promote diversity & inclusion, and to enhance career preparation. These themes have been recently articulated by the NIH as ways in which to modernize biomedical graduate training.

Mini-courses are scheduled during the last three weeks of fall, winter and spring quarters. Summer course scheduling is more flexible. Courses can be one, two, or three weeks in duration. If you would like to propose a new or repeat mini-course, please use the guidelines and instructions below and complete the online proposal form. You will receive an automated confirmation email when your submission is received.

Mini-Course Proposal Guidelines

Proposal Process

Proposals must be submitted using the online form by the May 2, 2022 deadline.

For more information, visit the Mini-Course FAQ page and the Mini-Course Timeline. Additional questions? Contact