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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.
Collaborative Research Grants
Deadline December 9, 2014 for Projects Beginning October 2015
Collaborative Research Grants support interpretive humanities research undertaken by a team of two or more 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 communicate 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; archaeological projects that include the interpretation and communication of results (projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs); and research that uses the knowledge and perspectives of the humanities and historical or philosophical methods to enhance understanding of science, technology, medicine, and the social sciences.
In the last five competitions the Collaborative Research program received an average of 128 applications per year. The program made an average of 13 awards per year, for a funding ratio of 10 percent. The number of applications to an NEH grant program can vary widely from year to year, as can the funding ratio. Information about the average number of applications and awards in recent competitions is meant only to provide historical context for the current competition. Information on the number of applications and awards in individual competitions is available from email@example.com .
Questions? Contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs by phone, 202-606-8200, or email. Hearing-impaired applicants can contact NEH or via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.
ColgateX Online Education Symposium: Thought Leaders in Education Policy and Curriculum
Engage in an exploration of the potential implications and impacts of online education technology. Colgate University has designed a colloquium series that brings three prominent experts in the field of online education to the Colgate campus, representing a range of perspectives on the topic.
To view these sessions register here.
Dr. Fiona Hollands: Presentation on Thursday, September 18, 4:30 PM (session archived in course)
Dr. George Siemens: Presentation on Monday, October 20, 4:30 PM (livestreamed)
Dr. Marc Bousquet: Presentation on Monday, October 27, 4:30 PM (livestreamed)
For more information on this series, please email Donnie Sendelbach.
Digital Scholarship Colloquium 2014: Pedagogy & Practices
The Freedman Center (at Case Western Reserve University) for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to discuss instructional methodologies and strategies for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms.
Andrew W. Mellon Program of Mid-Career Research Fellows: Thinking the Humanities in the 21st Century
Deadline for applications is October 31, 2014.
The Whitney Humanities Center at Yale University announces “Thinking the Humanities in the 21st Century,” an Andrew W. Mellon Program of Mid-Career Research Fellowships. The Fellowship is directed toward teachers at four-year liberal arts colleges who have received tenure within the last five years. It will welcome three outstanding scholars in each of the academic years 2015–2018 to the Whitney Humanities Center, where they will pursue research programs in any area of the humanities and related fields and enter into intellectual exchanges with faculty, fellows, and other visitors to the Center. For more information, read the article here.
Proposals will be judged according to their creativity, breadth of implication, feasibility, and engagement in today’s thinking and rethinking of humanistic research and teaching. Fellows will remain in residence during the fall and spring semesters of a full academic year, taking part in the Whitney Fellows’ weekly gatherings. Mellon Fellows will also offer two public presentations on topics of their choosing and participate in classroom discussions relating to their interests, though there are no formal teaching duties attached to the fellowship award. Fellows will receive half of their salaries as well as travel/relocation allowances of up to $2500; it is anticipated that they will bring the other half of their salaries from their home institutions in the form of sabbatical support.
Applications will be considered in two stages. For the initial application, please submit one hard copy of the cover sheet (http://whc.yale.edu/program/mellon-program-mid-career-research-fellows), a brief curriculum vitae (two-page maximum), and a statement of the proposed research project (500 words maximum). From these initial applications, the Mellon Fellowship Committee will invite a smaller number of applicants to supply further material, including letters of recommendation. The second round of application materials will be due on January 5, 2015.
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
Send all materials to:
Mellon Program of Mid-Career Research Fellowships
Whitney Humanities Center
P.O. Box 208298
New Haven, CT 06520-8298
IES Abroad Study Centers Teaching Grants
Deadline for Spring and Summer 2015 is October 24, 2014.
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.
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
- 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
- October 24, 2014, for Spring 2015
- February 15, 2015, for Fall 2015
- June 1, 2015, for Spring 2016
Please contact AcademicPrograms@IESabroad.org with questions.
Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices
November 6-7, 2014, at Case Western Reserve University.
The Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University, in collaboration with the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University Libraries, and Washington University in St. Louis Libraries is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship Colloquium: Pedagogy and Practices.
This colloquium will bring together both faculty and librarians across disciplines to discuss instructional methodologies and strategies for using digital tools in humanities, science, and social science classrooms. Our diverse group of presenters from institutions across the United States and Canada will be presenting on a wide range of topics:
- collaborating with students on digital projects (e.g. digital archives,
text mining, game design, GIS)
- enhancing field research by using mobile applications for data collection
- supporting faculty and student digital scholarship through libraries?
and specialized centers? efforts
- collaborations between faculty and librarians to support digital
scholarship efforts in the classroom
The Colloquium will feature presentations, panels, and unconference sessions. All activities will take place at the Kelvin Smith Library on Case Western Reserve's campus. For more information, and to register, please click here.
*E. Leigh Bonds, PhD*
Digital Research Services Librarian for the Humanities
Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University
11055 Euclid Avenue, Room 201-P | 216.368.4253
National Center for Academic Transformation Fall Webinar Series
The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) is pleased to announce that it will offer four free webinars on course redesign in the coming months. During fall 2014, we will incorporate our popular Getting Started on Course Redesign seminar into this webinar series, and we will also offer a number of discipline-based topics.
Getting Started Webinar on September 16, 2014 at 1 pm EST
Getting Started on Course Redesign is a webinar for those of you who are thinking about beginning a large-scale course redesign project. This two-hour-long webinar will provide participants the opportunity to learn about how redesign efforts have begun at both four- and two-year institutions. NCAT Redesign Scholar Michelle Miller from Northern Arizona University will describe how their redesign of Introductory Psychology got started and how they resolved problems that arose. NCAT vice president Carolyn Jarmon will give examples of what has been experienced by two-year institutions in a variety of academic disciplines as they began their redesigns. The agenda includes plenty of time for discussion to help you think about how to get started.
Discipline-based Webinars: October, November and December of 2014
Each hour-long webinar will feature an NCAT Redesign Scholar, the project leader of a highly successful course redesign, describing the redesign project with a particular focus on its distinguishing characteristics. After a presentation, the lead faculty member will be available to answer questions and provide additional specifics about the redesign. The following topics and speakers are planned:
- October 14, 2014 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning The Economic System at Buffalo State College presented by Bill Ganley, featuring the effective use of undergraduate learning assistants in an introductory economics course.
- November 11, 2014 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning Developmental Math at Manchester Community College (CT) presented by Marcia Jehnings, featuring the use of modularization in the Emporium Model, a proven approach to learning developmental mathematics.
- December 9, 2014 at 1 pm EST: Redesigning Fundamentals of Biology at Salisbury University presented by Ron Gutberlet, featuring engagement of students individually and in groups.
You must register for each webinar, but there is no registration fee. Go to http://www.theNCAT.org/Webinars/2014Webinars.html to register for one or more of these webinars.
Videos of Prior Webinars
Videos of the following prior webinars may be accessed at http://www.theNCAT.org/Webinars/Webinars.html.
- Redesigning General Psychology at Frostburg State University
- Redesigning Computing and Information Literacy at Arizona State University
- Redesigning developmental math at Cleveland State Community College, Chattanooga State Community College and Northwest-Shoals Community College
- Redesigning American History and European History at SUNY Potsdam
- Redesigning Principles of Chemistry at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
- Redesigning statistics at Niagara County Community College
- Redesigning Developmental Reading at Northeast State Technical Community College
- Getting Started on Course Redesign: examples of how redesign efforts began at both four- and two-year institutions.
- Redesigning General Psychology at the University of New Mexico
- Redesigning College Algebra at the University of Central Florida
If you have questions about this webinar series, please contact Carolyn Jarmon, NCAT vice president, at cjarmon@theNCAT.org. We look forward to seeing you online!
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
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.
2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Needs Reviewers
GRFP is soliciting reviewers for the GRFP applications. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary scientists and engineers, and other professionals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate education expertise, are invited to serve as reviewers for the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). For the 2015 competition, NSF is particularly seeking reviewers in Life Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Physics and Astronomy fields. This opportunity is described in a Dear Colleague Letter. Read letter here.
For inquiries, please contact Christopher Carr, Program Manager - Outreach at the National Science Foundation GRFP. By email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call 202.649.3837
The Forum on Education Abroad Curriculum Cooperative
The Forum on Education Abroad Curriculum Cooperative is an online resource center where faculty and administrators from Forum member institutions and organizations share their unique approaches to encouraging student learning abroad. The Cooperative contains education abroad course and program profiles, as well as video and text interviews with faculty and administrators, sample syllabi, and more.
Visit the Curriculum Cooperative to share information about your own education abroad courses, programs and curricular initiatives: http://forumea.org/CurriculumCooperative.cfm
**All courses submitted to the Curriculum Cooperative will be considered for the Forum’s Award for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design: http://www.forumea.org/CurriculumAward.cfm.**
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Frohlich, Ph.D., ACLS Public Fellow and Associate Director The Forum on Education Abroad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
AHA International Site Open Houses and Sites for Summer 2015
AHA will offer support to each partner institution to facilitate a visit by one campus representative to one of the three following Site Open Houses: Ghana, Argentina, OR 1 to 3 European sites. Additional campus representatives are welcome to participate at their own expense.
Site Open Houses offer each partner institution an opportunity to spend time with the Site Directors, visiting classes, homestay families, AHA facilities and the town or city where the program is located. The selected campus representative could be a staff member from the study abroad office or other administrative or academic unit, a faculty member, or a Dean (for example). We're asking each study abroad office director to facilitate the AHA Site Open House application process on his or her campus.
Proposals for both the Macerata and Segovia programs are due Sept. 10th.
MCSA TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES:
Membership in the Midwest Consortium for Study Abroad (MCSA) affords faculty of member campuses a unique opportunity to join the onsite faculty team of one of the MCSA programs in Italyor Spain where you will teach one course during a the summer. For additional information about each academic program, please refer to the specific program page of the website. More detailed information about the specific teaching opportunities and how to apply can be found by clicking the link below for the specific program, or by contacting the MCSA representative in your study abroad office.
WHERE CAN I TEACH?
For complete details and to apply for a grant to attend an Open House, please contact Mandy Brookins-Blinn (email@example.com).