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 Current Opportunities

IndiaLICS Sponsors Conference on Innovation and Sustainability

Deadline for proposals is January 15, 2016.

Conference will be held June 9-10, 2016.

A multidisciplinary, international conference on Innovation and Sustainability: Lessons from the History of India and Hopes for the Future will be held at Colorado College on June 9-10, 2016. For more details click here.

GLCA Global Crossroads Grant

Through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation the Great Lakes Colleges Association to support curricular collaboration we are launching Global Crossroads, a four year initiative to advance internationalization of the programs of learning that define our undergraduates’ experience of the liberal arts through cooperative action.

Many of the Global Crossroads programs will involve our “Global Liberal Arts Alliance” which is an international partnership of 28 US-style liberal arts institutions, including the 13 schools of the GLCA, and representing 16 countries. The Alliance’s goal is to support excellence in liberal arts education on a transnational basis. Collaboration is a key component of Global Crossroads, and Alliance schools will be important partners in Crossroads efforts.

For more information click here.

Duke University Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program

Deadline for proposals is January 6, 2016.

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2016-17 academic year for Visiting Faculty Fellows to join with Duke faculty in re-defining our common teaching and research approach to the humanities.  This opportunity has been made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation called Humanities Writ Large.

For more information on the program, click here.

Advertising Educational Foundation 2016 Visiting Professor Program

Deadline for applications is January 31, 2016.

The Visiting Professor Program (VPP) is a two-week fellowship for professors of advertising, marketing, communications and the liberal arts. In 2015, 13 professors were hosted by advertising agencies in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas and New York City. Whether a professor is placed with an agency, a marketing or media company depends upon his/her area of expertise. The number of placements in the VPP depends upon the number of companies willing to host a professor. Preference is given to professors with little or no industry experience and to those who have not already participated in the program.  Professors who are placed should know that programs will differ – no two programs will be alike.  Note: The VPP is currently only offered to professors teaching in the United States. For more information, click here.

Presenting Data and Information: a one-day course taught by Edward Tufte

See article for dates and locations.

A new, widely-adopted method for presentations: meetings are smarter, more effective, 20% shorter. Fundamental design strategies for all information displays: sentences, tables, diagrams, maps, charts, images, video, data visualizations, and randomized displays for making graphical statistical inferences. For more information , click here.

NEH Collaborative Research Grants, Division of Research Programs

Application deadline is December 9, 2015, for projects beginning in October 2016.

Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by two or more collaborating scholars, for full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to disseminate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.

Eligible projects include research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding of the humanities; conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit scholarly research; and archaeological projects that include the interpretation and dissemination of results. For more information, click here.

Ransom Center Invites Applications for Research Fellowships

Application deadline is January 15, 2016.

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin currently is accepting applications for its Research Fellowship program. Approximately seventy fellowships will be awarded for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

For more information, click here.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, DHSI 2016

We're pleased to announce the 2016 Digital Humanities Summer Institute! The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. A time of intensive coursework, seminars, and lectures, participants at DHSI share ideas and methods, and develop expertise in using advanced technologies. Every summer, the institute brings together faculty, staff, and students from the Arts, Humanities, Library, and Archives communities as well as independent scholars and participants from areas beyond.

Offerings for 2016 are the result of consultation with our community about the topics and material we'd all like to see covered at DHSI now and in the future, as well as a call for proposals for courses among members of our community. This year, we're able to have a number of additional courses on offer and, overall, smaller class sizes to facilitate better our learning together! As well, following DHSIers' suggestions, there is also the opportunity to take more than one course, across two weeks.

At the moment, preparations for 2016 are already humming along in Victoria, and our 'quiet' launch of our registration earlier has resulted in courses beginning to fill ... even a bit ahead of anticipated schedule. As in the past: if there's a course you or a member of your team absolutely must have, we?d recommend registration earlier rather than later for it!

If you've not yet seen the list of our 40+ 2016 course offerings plus our growing group of pre-DHSI workshops visit our website and our schedule, we'd really encourage you to do so. We're pretty excited about it! And, in addition to a great mix of classic courses and new ones recommended by our community, we've got some great talks planned by James Cummings (Oxford), Laura Estill (Texas A&M), Jon Saklofske (Acadia U), and others -- as well as our DHSI Colloquium, lunchtime unconference sessions, and much more including alliance this year with the engaging academic and workshop program of the international conference of the Electronic Literature Organization as well as the Modeling and Prototyping conference of the Implementing New Knowledge Environments team. For more information, click here.

One-Time Fellowship for Junior Faculty, Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Deadline for applications is December 1, 2015.

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is proud to announce a one-time, highly selective fellowship for junior faculty, created in honor of Nancy Weiss Malkiel, a 1965 Woodrow Wilson Fellow, distinguished historian, and longtime Princeton dean.

The Nancy Weiss Malkiel Fellowship, created on the occasion of Dr. Malkiel’s 40th year of service on the Woodrow Wilson Foundation Board, is designed to support junior faculty as they work towards achieving tenure. Five 12-month awards of $10,000 will be made in the 2015–16 academic year. For more information, please see the website.

Midwest Faculty Seminars 2015-2016

The schedule for the Midwest Faculty Seminars, held at the University of Chicago, have been announced. Special faculty development funds support travel, meals, and housing at the events, so the cost does not come out of your normal conference funding.

  • Does Human Rights Have a History? (January 21-23, 2016)
  • Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century (February 16-18, 2016)
  • The Environmental Humanities (April 7-9, 2016)

For more information, see the website for University of Chicago, Midwest Faculty Seminars. Faculty interested in participating in one of the seminars should contact Carrie Klaus.

Hybrid Liberal Arts Network: High Touch Learning for the 21st Century

DePauw University is one of six colleges, including Albion College, Hope College, Grinnell College, Lawrence University, and Wabash College, to be awarded $335,000 from the Teagle Foundation to design and teach hybrid courses, which combine online learning and traditional classroom instructions. The Teagle support will enable faculty to design and create courses collaboratively across institutions by working in faculty pairs. The specific topics will be developed across the remainder of 2015—in part, through a workshop that will be held this summer. The first course materials in the program will debut in the spring of 2016, with more to follow in the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017.

For more information regarding the Teagle award, please click here.
Faculty interested in hybrid courses, including flipped courses, should contact Donnie Sendelbach.

HETL Call for Papers and Editors & Reviewers

HETL is now accepting manuscripts for the International HETL Review - IHR and the Journal for Meaning-Centered Education - JMCE. For submission instructions, click here.

In addition, we also seek additional editors and reviewers for both IHR and JMCE. If you would like to be considered to serve on either the editorial board or review board for either journal, please send your CV to Dr. Patrick Blessinger, Executive Director and Chief Scientist, International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association at

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.

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.

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)


Great Lakes College Association (GLCA)

Midwest Faculty Seminar (MFS)

The IDEA Center