Summer Writing-Teaching Grants

Campus Writing Program Summer Writing-Teaching Grants

Deadline: Monday, February 25, 2019

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The Campus Writing Program is soliciting applications for as many as four $1500 Summer Writing-Teaching Grants dedicated to helping faculty design undergraduate courses that use writing in innovative and fruitful ways.

Bloomington campus faculty members are eligible for the awards (tenured, tenure-track, and clinical faculty, and lecturers). Recipients should devote two weeks of full-time effort to incorporating writing into courses they teach; they may not be on appointment for any other teaching, administrative, or research duties during the grant period.

Grant recipients will meet twice with other fellows and with Writing Program consultants as necessary. A report outlining the design of the course or courses and evaluating the efficacy of that design in the classroom must be produced within a calendar year of the end of the fellowship period. Recipients may be asked to participate in a CITL sponsored event(s) in order to disseminate the results of the project to a campus-wide audience.

The Writing Program is eager to fund the efforts of faculty who wish to use writing to solve a pedagogical problem as well as to teach undergraduate students to express, to reformulate, or to apply the concepts of an academic discipline. Applications are welcome from faculty in all disciplines; particularly encouraged are proposals that:

   1. represent substantive changes from a conventional lecture-test format;

   2. promise to employ imaginative, practical, and replicable ways of using writing to teach or to evaluate;

   3. would allow students to meet departmental or school requirements.

Courses supported by CWP grants must be taught within the subsequent academic year. Applications must include a letter from the department chair or dean that endorses the project and certifies that the applicant will teach the course twice in the following three academic years.

Please direct questions about the grants and application procedures to John Paul Kanwit, Campus Writing Program Director. Past winners of Writing-Teaching Grants will serve on the selection committee. Awards will be announced in March.


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