Curriculum Grants


  Undergraduate Students
Taught fluid power each year at 4-year universities

Through our Fluid Power Teaching, Laboratory and Curriculum Grant Programs, we are helping the academic faculty impacted by our fluid power research projects to teach more fluid power in the university setting. These grants help to create and disseminate fluid power curriculum and provide a pathway for funded faculty to add fluid power to their undergraduate mechanical engineering programs.

To date, 16 schools have received teaching grants, 3 schools have received laboratory grants, and 2 schools have received curriculum grants.

Each grant creates curriculum that facilitates the teaching of fluid power to dozens or hundreds of students on each campus. At last count, NFPA’s 4-year university school education partners collectively report teaching fluid power to more than 5,700 students.



Spring 2018


The program objective is to create awareness and engage students in fluid power; engage faculty in the development and teaching of fluid power; and to develop, replicate and disseminate high-quality, high-impact university level fluid power curriculum.

A $25,000 grant will be awarded for the design and development of a fluid power module to be embedded into core engineering curriculum.


Faculty from U.S. colleges and universities with undergraduate mechanical engineering programs are invited to apply for this program.

How to Apply

Application and further information will be available Spring 2018. Contact Carrie Tatman Schwartz with any questions at ctschwartz@nfpa.com

Past Recipients

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Iowa State University, Ames, IA  
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI  
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI  
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA CURRICULUM GRANTS
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Montana State University, Bozeman, MT Ohio University, Athens, OH
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY  
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL  
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, IL  
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN  
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI  
Western New England University, Springfield, MA  
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA  


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