The Center will fund Two Types of Curriculum Proposals

The Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology at Morgan State University offers financial incentives to faculty to develop innovative new courses or to modify existing courses in Blockchain, Crypto-economics, and FinTech related areas.

The Center encourages submissions from a wide variety of disciplines including but not limited to, the arts, law, sociology, accounting, computing, economics, engineering, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, supply chain, etc.  Funded Projects

New Course Development Proposals

  • Course description
  • Justification/Rationale for teaching a new course
  • Expected enrollment for the course
  • Expected learning outcomes
  • Relationship to the curriculum sequence
  • How often the course will be taught
  • Will it be a required course or an elective
  • Relationship to similar course offerings in other departments
  • Resources used to develop the course
  • Supplemental Materials e.g., existing course syllabi from other courses that may overlap with the new course
  • Internal resources and support services to be used for developing course e.g., LMS
  • Textbooks and reading resources
  • Student assignments
  • Classroom activities

The syllabus is in addition to the 5-7 page proposal.

  • Course Title, Faculty Name, University Name
  • Course Number, Number of Credits, and Prerequisites
  • Semester and Year
  • College/school/department
  • Catalog Description of the Course
  • Learning Objectives
  • Performance Measures
  • Expected Learning Outcomes
  • Reading Materials
  • Assignments
  • Grading Criteria
  • Proposed course schedule (subjects that will be covered each week)
Submit New Course Development Proposal

Course Modification Proposals

  • Course Number and Name
  • Description of Existing Course
  • Modified Learning Outcomes
  • When the course will be taught
  • Expected enrollment for the course

    Attach Existing Course Syllabus & Endorsement by the Department Chair or Dean

Please attach a syllabus of your existing course highlighting the new material in addition to the 1 page proposal.

  • Course Title, Faculty Name, University Name
  • Course Number, Number of Credits, and Prerequisites
  • Semester and Year
  • College/school/department
  • Days and Times Taught
  • Catalogue Description of the Course (modified to include blockchain)
  • Learning Objectives
  • Performance Measures
  • Expected Learning Outlines
  • Reading Materials
  • Assignments
  • Grading Criteria
  • Existing course schedule and where the new material will be added
  • New course schedule (subjects that will be covered each week)
Submit Course Modification Proposal

The Center will consider Unique, Out-Of-The-Box Innovation Projects.

The Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology at Morgan State University offers a competitive initiative to build awareness of and engagement with blockchain and FinTech at HBCUs. The Center encourages submissions from a wide variety of disciplines including but not limited to, the arts, law, sociology, accounting, computing, economics, engineering, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, supply chain, etc.

The FinTech Center is offering up to ten (10) competitive innovation grants of $10,000 each for developing and implementing innovative educational activities and programs on HBCU campuses. Only one grant per university will be awarded; however, multiple proposals may be submitted. We are seeking creative ideas for capacity building in the areas of blockchain and FinTech geared to the current unique situation on your campus.

The FinTech Center will consider proposals for activities including, but not limited to, faculty workshops, programming with student-run blockchain clubs, opportunities for career exploration, and other extracurricular events. We are looking for creative and out-of-the-box thinking that impacts a large student body.  For more details… 

Innovation Grant Proposals

Submit New Innovation Proposal