Future Courses

SAVE THE DATES! The 2024 course dates are: June 23-28 (online via Zoom) and July 14-19 (in-person in Pittsburgh, PA, at La Roche University). 2024 COURSES: download flyer here. Please see GRIP Courses page for 2023 courses some of which will be repeated in 2024. New 2024 courses will be posted in Autumn 2023. In the meantime, SAVE THE 2024 DATES on your calendar!

ANNOUNCING the Exciting News about GRIP’s Future with the National Genealogical Society (NGS). See also the press release from NGS

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PROPOSALS FOR COURSES are taken through April each year for the proposed summer institute fifteen months later. The deadline for 2025 proposals is April 10, 2024. For summer 2025, final decisions will be made in May 2024. Proposals should include:

  • coordinator’s name and contact info,
  • a short narrative of why this course should be presented at GRIP (such as who needs this course, level of instruction, etc.)
  • how would your intended audience be found and how to market to them (what would draw them in?)
  • where this course has been presented before or is scheduled to be presented
  • if you have a need to be scheduled in a certain week and if this course needs to be in-person or virtual
  • any student pre-requisites,
  • outline of eighteen progressive sessions with titles and a sentence or two that describes each session, (examples can be seen in the current courses) This may be tweaked after course has been selected.
  • who else might be teaching in your course (commitments not necessary for proposal),
  • any special teaching techniques, classroom type, or other requirements.
  • Email to [email protected]

Course Coordinator Timeline

  • in April (year before): Proposals are taken for courses (see above).
  • May (year before): Letters of agreement to present a course are issued to course coordinators
  • May (year before): The following year’s courses are announced at the National Genealogical Society conference.
  • October (year before): Course descriptions are due detailing course prerequisites, the schedule for eighteen sessions and bonus sessions (if any), the session titles, descriptions, and instructor’s name. For all instructors: bios and photos are also due.
  • November (year before): Teaching agreements are issued to everyone who teaches a session.
  • May (year of): Syllabus material is due from the course coordinator for the entire course in one PDF.