I just started a tenure-track assistant professor position at a historically black university (School of Architecture). I would like to create a new course from scratch, the course is offered at many similar schools but not in my school. To be able to teach this course, I need to obtain some equipment/hardware that is valued at $15000.
Can I apply for an NSF grant for the purpose of creating this course? I saw some grants that are dedicated to improving STEM education in HBCU, will my course fit within these grants considering that my course is related to building science? And what other budget items (besides equipment) I have to consider, i.e. my salary, a TA salary,.....? I'm currently finishing my PhD and never applied for a grant before, so any input would be much appreciated!