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Opportunities

 for Off-Campus Development

 Current Opportunities

Spencer Foundation Invites Proposals for Education Research Projects

Established in 1962, the Spencer Foundation is dedicated to the belief that research is necessary to the improvement of education. To that end, the foundation supports high-quality investigations of education through its research programs and is dedicated to strengthening and renewing the educational research community through its fellowship and training programs and related activities.

For more information, see the website.

Call for Applicants: 2015-16 Research Fellowships at the American Antiquarian Society

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2015.

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for its 2015-16 visiting academic fellowships. At least three AAS-National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships will be awarded for periods extending from four to twelve months. Long-term fellowships are intended for scholars beyond the doctorate; senior and mid-career scholars are particularly encouraged to apply. Over thirty short-term fellowships will be awarded for one to two months.

For more information, see the website.

NEH Seminars and Institutes for College and University Teachers

Deadline for applications is March 2, 2015.

NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators
Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,900 help cover expenses for these one- to five-week programs.

See the website for details. For more information and application instructions, please visit the websites for individual programs.

Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching

Check out the opportunities to attend one of the Lilly Conferences on College and University Teaching. The overall conference theme is "Evidenced-Based Teaching and Learning." For more information, visit the website.

Nominations Now Being Accepted for CIC Seminars on Teaching Interfaith Understanding

Deadline to notify Carrie Klaus of interest is December 10, 2014.

The seminars, offered by CIC and IFYC and generously supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, will be held at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, June 21–25, 2015, and at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, August 2–6, 2015.

The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) are pleased to announce two multidisciplinary seminars on Teaching Interfaith Understanding for full-time faculty members at CIC member colleges and universities. The seminars are intended to equip faculty members in the humanities and social sciences with the knowledge and perspectives that help strengthen the teaching of interfaith understanding, develop new courses and other resources, and encourage the development of an expanding network of faculty members who are committed to teaching this subject.

The seminar at Boston College will be led by Catherine Cornille, the Newton College Alumnae Chair of Western Culture at Boston College, where she also is chair of the department of theology and professor of comparative theology, and Noah Silverman, director of faculty partnerships at IFYC, and will include a special guest speaker, Stephen Prothero, professor of religion at Boston University. The DePaul University seminar will be led by Eboo Patel, founder and president of IFYC, and Laurie Patton, dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Robert F. Durden Professor of Religion at Duke University.

Twenty-five full-time faculty members will be selected for each seminar by competitive nomination. The seminar itself, lodging, most meals, and reading materials will be provided free of charge. Participants or their institutions are expected to cover transportation to and from the seminar location. Please note that the selection process is based on nominations by chief academic officers, not direct application by faculty members. Preference will be given to nominees whose plans to develop and offer new courses are definite and have institutional approval and support.

Would you please distribute this announcement and make the existence of these seminars widely known among faculty members who may be interested, and subsequently submit one or more nominations? The deadline for completed nominations is February 6, 2015.

For more information, visit their website. Questions should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC’s director of programs, via email or phone (202) 466-7230.

Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship Summer 2015

Deadline for applications is December 15, 2014.  Institute dates are  July 26 - August 2, 2015.

Please consider submitting an application for the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship at Hamilton College from July 26-August 2, 2015. The focus is digital humanities with some spill over into digital social sciences. Two events are offered: 1) a workshop from July 26-31 for teams (faculty member + instructional technologist and/or librarian and/or media staff and/or faculty member and/or student with tech skills) to begin the development of digital projects (for scholarship and/or teaching) and 2) a weekend conference July 31-August 2. You can apply for one or both events.

DePauw members should also contact Donnie Sendelbach by very early December if they plan to apply for the workshop. Seating is limited. To apply, please click here.

GLCA Boston Summer Seminar

Deadline for proposals is January 16, 2015.  Seminar date is June 1 - 18, 2015.

The GLCA Boston Summer Seminar invites proposals from faculty-student research teams to spend three weeks in June 2015 conducting primary source research. More information...

2015 Summer Internship/Fellowship Sponsored by the US Department of Energy's Office of Science: Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists

Deadline for applications is January 9, 2015.

The Office of Science / Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications to its 2015 Summer Term internship/fellowship programs. These programs, which offer opportunities for direct engagement in scientific research and technology featuring specialized instrumentation; large-scale, multidisciplinary efforts; and/or scientific user facilities, are available for undergraduate students enrolled at community colleges and/or four-year institutions, and for visiting faculty. Selected students or faculty participate at one of 17 DOE Laboratories/Facilities, receive stipends, and may qualify for travel and housing assistance. For more information, visit the website.

Duke University: Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program

Deadline for proposals is January 7, 2015

The Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program is seeking proposals for the 2015-16 academic year for faculty members from Liberal Arts Colleges (LACs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in a comprehensive effort to redefine the role of the humanities in undergraduate education. Fore more information, visit the website.

The Challenges of Rewarding New Forms of Scholarship: Creating academic cultures that support community-engaged scholarship

Presented by John Saltmarsh and John Wooding, The Challenges of Rewarding New Forms of Scholarship: Creating academic cultures that support community-engaged scholarship, which is the result of a meeting of that took place on May 15, 2014 involving over 30 faculty and staff from all five campuses of the University of Massachusetts system. The seminar was funded with a grant from Bringing Theory to Practice and was hosted by the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) and Boston URBAN (Urban Research-Based Action Network).

The purpose of the seminar was to examine a wide range of faculty rewards (including promotion criteria, awards, faculty development support, and policies at various levels) that provide incentives and rewards for faculty to undertake community-engaged scholarship. Community-engaged scholarship focuses academic knowledge to address real-world issues through mutually beneficial, reciprocal collaboration with peers outside the university who have locally grounded knowledge and experience. The report provides a set of findings and concrete recommendations for both the system office and the individual campuses for measures that can be implemented to advance community-engaged scholarship.

To read more about John Saltmarsh, click here.

Institute of International Education Seeking Reviewers for STEM Research Grant Selection Panels

The Institute of International Education, the U.S. implementing partner for the Global Innovation Initiative, is seeking university faculty and research professionals to participate in the selection and assessment of applications for the Global Innovation Initiative. Read the article here.

IES Abroad Study Centers Teaching Grants

Deadline for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 is February 15, 2015.

Please share this with those who are planning a sabbatical as an additional source of funding.

TEACHING GRANTS

We will be offering two grants for faculty members from full member consortium schools each semester for opportunities to teach at an IES Abroad program. Candidates should be prepared to teach one course for a semester or in a summer program. For more information, visit the IES Abroad Centers website.

We welcome faculty members who have interests in teaching courses related to the center’s curriculum at the following IES Abroad Centers:

 IES Abroad will cover the costs of:

  • Transportation to and from the center
  • Teaching stipend
  • Housing allowance of $4000

Nominate using this form and attach:

  • Course proposal for the Center
  • CV
  • Letter detailing the applicant's overall plan for the time abroad
  • Letter of nomination from a department chair or Dean

Please contact AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org with questions.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES AT IES ABROAD CENTERS
We will be offering two grants each semester for research associates for Member and Associate Member consortium faculty members.  Research associates will be in residence at any IES Abroad Center for up to one month. Associates should be prepared to teach up to two guest lectures in IES Abroad courses.

IES Abroad will provide:

  • Assistance with introductions for research and introduce faculty members to local colleagues on site
  • Cover transportation to the Center from the United States or from another location
  • Housing allowance of $1,000 

Nominate using this form and attach:

  • Description of the applicant’s research
  • Letter of nomination from a department chair or Dean

Deadlines:

  • February 15, 2015, for Fall 2015
  • June 1, 2015, for Spring 2016

 Please contact AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org with questions.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education

The Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE: EHR) program seeks proposals that identify and address challenges that STEM educators face in and outside of the classroom. The program features two tracks and two tiers of projects will exist within each track:

Engaged Student Learning
(1) Exploration

Institutional and Community Transformation
(2) Design and Development

These tracks will entertain research studies in all areas. For more information including proposal due dates, please visit the IUSE:EHR website.

Indiana Campus Compact - The Engaged Campus Grants

The Engaged Campus Grants support the embedment of service engagement into campus culture, applicants may choose one of two institutionalization projects:

The Engaged Department Grant – Individual departments may apply for these funds to develop and/or strengthen their support for service engagement. Awardees will spend 18 months developing or strengthening support for faculty and staff efforts in and with the community, revising policies and systems to reward faculty for their engagement work, adopting sustainable department to community partnerships, and/or elevating departmental changes in such a manner to be a role model for other departments both on your own campus and on other campuses.

Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration Grant – Institutions may apply for these funds to support the holistic implementation of service engagement through Academic and Student Affairs partnerships. Awardees will spend 18-months collaborating on the development and/or strengthening of campus-wide service engagement institutionalization efforts. Click here for more information on Indiana Campus Compact grants.

Award amounts are:
The Engaged Department – $3,500 (institutional cash match $1,500)
Enhancing Service Engagement Collaboration – $5,000 (institutional cash match $2,500)

Organizations with Faculty Opportunities

Association of American College and Universities (AAC&U)

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

EDUCAUSE

Great Lakes College Association (GLCA)

Midwest Faculty Seminar (MFS)

The IDEA Center