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2017 IES Abroad Faculty Development Opportunities 

Each year, IES Abroad offers development opportunities for faculty members from the IES Abroad Consortium. IES Abroad Faculty Development opportunities are designed to bring together U.S. faculty, international faculty, and local experts for an intellectual exchange of ideas. IES Abroad opportunities explore a wide-range of academic topics and attract many experts; past opportunities have included language pedagogy workshops, comparative health studies, and seminars that explore changes in the European Union.

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Free Grant Writing Workshop

The Independent Colleges of Indiana (of which DePauw is a member) is hosting a free grant writing workshop.  Interested parties should contact Corinne Wagner by October 19th, since attendance is limited per university/college. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis.

9:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. EST


ICI Center - 8th Floor Conference Rooms -- 801, 802 and 803

30 South Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana  46204
United States

 Workshop Description:

A Practical Workshop on Proposal Development

This workshop will include a discussion on types of funders, determining your fit with a program, developing a concept note to “pitch” to a program officer, and steps to develop a full grant proposal.  Break-out sessions will include: searching for funding sources, practicing the writing elements of a concept note, and outlining steps to develop a winning proposal. Presenters Sarah Nerenberg and Yvonne Chang will facilitate discussions where attendees will be able to share their ideas and learn from each other.

A SPECIAL REQUEST FROM SARAH AND YVONNE: They would like for each group of attendees to bring a laptop for interactive activities that may include web searches (e.g., if three people are attending from one institution, they might bring one laptop to share). To help focus break-out activities during the workshop, please come with an idea for the proposal. 


The closest (and least expensive) parking is accessible from Washington Street.  There is a ramp from the left lane into the Sun Garage of Circle Centre Mall.  Once you've exited the mall and turned right on Meridian, you’ll see the Thirty South building just a little farther down on the right.  Also there is parking across the street at the Merchants Garage on Meridian, but it is more expensive.

CIEE Visiting Faculty Program

Starting this fall, CIEE will begin accepting applications from U.S.-based faculty to teach as guest instructors at one of our four Global Institutes - in Berlin, London, Paris, and Rome. These institutes transcend the limitations of traditional study centers by creating opportunities for exchange among faculty and increased flexibility in course design; allowing academics from around the world to share and improve teaching practices.

For more information click here...

SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad

SIT Study Abroad is pleased to introduce three professional development seminars for faculty in May and June 2017. SIT Faculty Seminars Abroad are academic programs that will allow faculty to explore critical contemporary issues in depth within a particular geographical and cultural context.

For more information click here...

The 2017 Teaching Professor Conference

Deadline to register is May 12th, 2017

Teachers with a passion for excellence have been flocking to The Teaching Professor Conference since 2003. There’s simply no better place to explore and celebrate the art and science of teaching.

Join roughly 1,000 of your colleagues from around the country for three days of learning, debate, and collaboration. Together, you’ll explore:

  • Recent pedagogical research

  • Innovative classroom techniques

  • The latest technology tools

  • Emerging challenges of a global classroom

  • Proven best practices in teaching

Content rich and far ranging

As always, the conference will delve deep into the subjects that matter most. Come gain important insights in areas such as:

  • Course creation

  • Student engagement

  • Outcome improvement

  • Classroom technology

  • Assessment and feedback

  • Closing skills gaps

With multiple tracks during each session, you’ll be sure to find something that interests you.

A great venue . . . and a great value

This year’s conference is in the Gateway City—St. Louis, a city overflowing with an abundance of museums, galleries, shops, and performing arts spaces. In your free time, you can explore the old and new of this historic city, from the paddle wheelers on the Mississippi to the world-famous Gateway Arch. Our host hotel, the Marriott St. Louis Grand, is one of the city’s finest.

The Teaching Professor Conference has long been one of the best professional-development values in higher education. The modest fee for the 2017 conference includes all plenary and concurrent sessions, continental breakfasts, two lunches, and a welcome reception.

You can reduce your costs even more by taking advantage of generous discounts for early and/or group registration. You can enjoy reduced hotel rates too!

The Teaching Professor Conference is where dedicated educators like you hone their craft. You’ll come away energized and inspired, with new tools and techniques to apply in your classroom right away.

Register and read more here...

National Science Foundation Workshop for DUE/EHR grants

This event is on October 27, 2016 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the University Tower Ballroom at 911 W. North Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

The STEM Education Innovation and Research Institute (SEIRI) will host a visit by NSF program officer, Ron Buckmire, who will present and lead an interactive discussion on ways to improve your proposal grant writing abilities and achieve the best possible results when applying to the NSF DUE/EHR programs. 

To register click here...

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Development Grant

Grant application deadline: 1 November 2016.

GEO (Global Education Oregon) will award modest grants to support international travel for the purpose of developing new, faculty-led study abroad programs. Grants can help fund a visit to a single site or to multiple sites within one country or world region. Proposed activities may occur during the 2017 calendar year.

 Follow link for details.

Workshop on the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad

Mandy Brookins Blinn, under the auspices of the Forum on Education Abroad, will facilitate a workshop on Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, on Thursday, 20 October 2016. This workshop is open to an external audience, but DePauw has 3 free registrants as the host institution. 

Contact Mandy for details or follow the link.


American Psychological Foundation: Esther Katz Rosen Fund Grants

The Ester Katz Rosen Fund* was established in 1974 by a generous bequest intended to support “…activities related to the advancement and application of knowledge about gifted children.”

Rosen Fund grants:

  • Enable and enhance development of identified gifted and talented children and adolescents.

  • Encourage promising psychologists to continue innovative research and programs in this area.

Support will be provided for activities on the advancement and application of knowledge related to identified gifted and talented children and adolescents, such as:

  • Research.

  • Pilot projects.

  • Research-based programs.

Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $50,000.

For more information click here...

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: 7-12 Classroom Research Grants

7-12 Classrom Research Grants (requires collaboration between a 7-12 math teacher and a College or University).  Must be postmarked by November 4th.  Might require the person to be a member of NCTM by October 14th.  

For more information click here...

Vermont Studio Center Invites Applications for Fellowships

Application Deadline is October 1, 2016. 

For more information click here...

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Application Deadline is September 28, 2016 at 9:00 p.m.

For more information click here...

Ransom Center Invites Applications for Research Fellowships

Application Deadline is November 15th, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. 

The Ransom Center will award more than 50 fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections during 2017–2018. The fellowships support research in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history.

Read more here...

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

Check out the international seminar opportunities available through CIEE. Contact Mandy Brookins Blinn for support possibilities. 

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New York Public Library Accepting Applications for Cullman Fellowships

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building -- including academics, independent scholars, and creative writers (novelists, playwrights, poets). 

Read more here...

AAUW Accepting Applications for American Fellowships

The annual program supports women scholars who are completing a dissertation, planning a research leave from an accredited institution, or preparing research for publication. Follow link for details.

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ACLS Invites Applications for Collaborative Scholarly Research Fellowships

Deadline for application is September 28th, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. 

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the aim of the program is to provide small teams of two or more scholars with the opportunity to collaborate intensively on a single, substantive project. The fellowships support projects that produce a tangible research product (such as joint print or Web publications) for which two or more collaborators take credit. The fellowships are for a total period of up to twenty-four months, beginning July 1, 2017, and ending September 1, 2019, and provide up to $60,000 in salary replacement for each collaborator as well as up to $21,000 in collaboration funds (which may be used for such purposes as travel, materials, or research assistance).

Read here for more information...

Fullbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

2017-2018 Competition Deadline: October 11, 2016 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Fellows publish stories on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blog. 

The wide variety of new digital media tools and platforms has created an unprecedented opportunity for people from all disciplines and backgrounds to share observations and personal narratives with global audiences online. These storytelling tools are powerful resources as we seek to expand our knowledge of pressing global issues and build ties across cultures. 

For the 2017-18 competition, the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship will accept proposals to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant theme or themes. Single country and multi-country proposals are accepted to allow for a deep examination of a theme or, for two or three-country projects, to offer an opportunity to compare and contrast how the topic is experienced from one country to another. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools (including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media, etc.), Fellows will tell their stories, or the stories of those they meet, and publish their work on a dedicated blog hosted on the National Geographic website. Stories deemed by National Geographic to be of interest or merit may be considered for publication on other National Geographic platforms. In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.), Fellows will receive instruction in digital storytelling techniques, applicable to Fellows’ projects, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, and other relevant training, by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. National Geographic will also provide editorial mentorship for Fellows during their Fulbright grant period. Fellows will provide material for a blog on the National Geographic website on a regular basis (at least once per week), and will have the opportunity to develop additional content for use by National Geographic and the Department of State. 

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted for the following themes: 

Our Human Story 

Themes: Culture/Geo-politics, Contemporary Social Issues, Democracy and Human Rights, Religious Freedom 

Critical Species Themes: Conservation of Species, Extinction 

New Frontiers Themes: Innovations in areas of Health, Medicine, Technology, Energy, Economic Development/Prosperity 

For more click here... 


Russell Sage Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Social Inequality Research

The foundation's program on Social Inequality supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequality in the United States. The program seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects with the potential to broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequality. 

Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. Two-year grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to qualified organizations.

Read more here...

Digital Projects for the Public

Digital Projects for the Public grants support projects that significantly contribute to the public’s engagement with the humanities. 

Digital platforms—such as websites, mobile applications and tours, interactive touch screens and kiosks, games, and virtual environments—can reach diverse audiences and bring the humanities to life for the American people. The program offers three levels of support for digital projects: grants for Discovery projects (early-stage planning work), Prototyping projects (proof-of-concept development work), and Production projects (end-stage production and distribution work). While projects can take many forms, shapes, and sizes, your request should be for an exclusively digital project or for a digital component of a larger project. 

All Digital Projects for the Public projects should deepen public understanding of significant humanities stories and ideas; incorporate sound humanities scholarship; involve humanities scholars in all phases of development and production; include appropriate digital media professionals; reach a broad public through a realistic plan for development, marketing, and distribution; create appealing digital formats for the general public; and demonstrate the capacity to sustain themselves. All projects should also demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general, nonspecialist audience, either online or in person at venues such as museums, libraries or other cultural institutions. Applicants may choose to identify particular communities and groups, including students, to whom a project may have particular appeal. 

Read more here...

Six Things to Know about the Mellon Foundation's Goals for Liberal Arts Education

About a year ago, the Mellon Foundation completed a strategic plan launched by the Foundation’s President, Earl Lewis. Mariët Westermann, Vice President of the Foundation, highlights six goals and interests for the Mellon program in Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities as they relate to liberal arts education. 

We are doubling down on our support for the humanities and the arts in higher education and cultural organizations in the US, often in collaboration with institutions in other parts of the world. We decided to do so not only because government and other funding for these disciplines has declined, but because the humanities and arts foster attitudes and skills that help us bear witness to and interpret human experience. These mental sets and honed practices help instill the democratic intuition that depends on our recognition of the humanity of others, no matter how different they may be from ourselves. 

Our commitment to the humanities and arts will continue to be translated into support for liberal arts education, and specifically for the residential liberal arts model, whether in research universities or in independent liberal arts colleges. 

We are making a concerted effort to look at the system of higher education as an interconnected whole, and at the place of liberal education within it. To be able to discern the overlapping interests of universities, four-year institutions, and community colleges we have joined our formerly autonomous programs for liberal arts colleges and for research universities and humanities scholarship. This merger makes it easier for us to see, promote, and support relevant connections across institutional types. We are paying closer attention, for example, to the way graduate education may need to be reformed if doctoral students are to be prepared for teaching the students of the future in all sectors of the higher education system. We are also in conversation with universities and community colleges about ways in which the transfer pathway from two-year institutions to four-year liberal arts colleges may be strengthened, particularly in the humanities. 

Our integrated approach to the system of higher education is helping us think through new, expanded pathways for diversifying the faculty of universities and colleges so that they can become more representative of our ever more diverse nation and student population. Faculty diversity is a longstanding concern for the Foundation, going back three decades. Along with the country, Mellon has made headway; along with the country, we have a lot of unfinished business. In this area, too, our strategic plan calls for a redoubling of our efforts in diversifying the tenure-track professoriate and supporting historically underrepresented candidates in their quest for tenure.

For more information click here...

2016 Digital Humanities Training Opportunities

Last year, I wrote a post rounding up the DH training opportunities as I knew them for the summer of 2015 (and beyond). The 2016 list is quite similar. It includes, as a part of the DH Training Network: 

DH@Guelph (9-12 May 2016) 

DHSI@Dal, 1-day workshops (9-13 May 2016) 

DHSI@Congress (1-2 June 2016, Calgary) 

DHSI (June 6-10 and 13-17 2016)

HILT @ IUPUI (13-16 June 2016)

DH@Oxford (4-8 July 2016) Doing Digital History @ George Mason U (11-22 July 2016) 

DH@Leipzig (19-29 July 2016) 

ILiADS @Hamilton College DHi (24-29 July 2016) 

Digital Pedagogy Lab Summer Institute @ U of Mary Washington (8-12 August 2016) 

EDIROM DH (26-30 September 2016) 

Applications for these are (sometimes) accepted on a rolling basis and scholarships are often available. Another international opportunity, The Summer School in Digital Humanities, hosted by the Stoa Consortium in Bulgaria, will take place between September 5-10.

If you can’t make it to any of these exotic international locals (and Hamilton College), the Office of Digital Humanities at the NEH is also sponsoring a workshop, Doing Digital History, at George Mason hosted by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History in New Media. The applications for the workshop are due March 15th so if you’re interested, get your (relatively simple) application in ASAP. I appreciate that the questions for potential participants include both approaches to and questions about research and teaching. 

Also a part of the DH Training Network (and, again, closer to home for many ProfHacker readers) is HILT, taking place from June 13-16th at IUPUI. I will, once again, be facilitating the course in Digital Pedagogy alongside Amanda Licastro (whom I met and bonded with at the very first iteration of HILT when it was known as a “winter institute”). There are also ten other fantastic week-long courses at HILT, all taught by fantastic people. 

And finally (although certainly not exhaustively), is the Digital Pedagogy Lab Summer Institute, taking place at University of Mary Washington from August 8-12th. 

For more information click here... 

DePauw's Online Learning Consortium Membership

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly the Sloan Consortium, is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. OLC is a key factor in the transformation of the e-Education field. Through our conferences, quality learning opportunities, and tools for individual and institutional success we have been a part of this swift growth. 

DePauw has an institutional membership providing access to free webinars and publications along with online professional development courses courses and other opportunities at cost. There are a limited number of individual accounts through our institutional membership, so if you are interested in setting one up, please contact Donnie Sendelbach at 

For more information click here... 

Global Crossroads: Themed Courses

Faculty at two or more institutions co-develop courses that involve a shared theme that has an international dimension. Funding can be requested for course materials, a summer stipend for course development ($600 per week for a maximum of three weeks), and travel support to bring course partners together for planning. Proposals will be reviewed as they are received. This program is a timely opportunity for obtaining support to develop a course for DePauw's new "International Experience" general education requirement. 

Please contact David Alvarez at for more information, and if you plan to create digital resources, contact Donnie Sendelbach at


2017-18 Core U.S. Fulbright Scholar Competition

Opportunities to 125+ countries are now open for application. Check out the possibilities on the Fulbright/CIEE website. Or contact Jeff Kenney, DePauw's Fulbright liaison, for more information on the Fulbright scholar programs. 

Click here for more information.

New Textbook Liberation Fund will Help Faculty Ditch High-Priced Textbooks

A new Textbook Liberation Fund offers grants for "faculty members or departments who want to transition their courses away from high-priced textbooks."

Click here for more information...

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Now accepting fellowship applications from artists and scholars.

Something to consider for yourself or someone you know. Follow the link for full qualification and application details.

East-West Center Summer Institute Programs

We encourage faculty to consider applying for one of the two summer programs offered by the East-West Institute in Hawaii: Confucian Asia: Traditions and Transformations or Infusing Southeast Asian Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum. Please follow links for dates and application information.

Confucian Asia 

ASDP Infusing Institute

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Membership for DePauw Faculty

Just a friendly reminder that DePauw has an enhanced institutional membership in the Council for Undergraduate Research (CUR), which means that any faculty member at DePauw can join CUR individually for no additional charge. See link for membership enrollment details.

For more information click here...

CIEE International Faculty Development Seminars

Check out the range of international seminars offered by CIEE. Some campus funding is available, but plan to use your PDF. If you have questions, contact Mandy Brookins Blinn.

For more information 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.

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.

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