Guidelines for Mellon Funding, 2014-15
The recent grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in the amount of $577,000 in support of our efforts to implement the university's strategic initiative for global learning is designed to be allocated over a four-year period in four major categories: Course Development, Faculty Development, Student/Faculty International Research, and Student Initiatives. The following are the guidelines for proposals for funding for the current year. All funding proposals should be submitted as an email attachment to Latha Dawson at the Center for International Education, firstname.lastname@example.org.
I. Preparation courses
One-, two-, or three-credit new courses that focus on preparing students for "engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society." Courses could be linked to a Spring Term Abroad course or be more generally focused as courses with specific global learning outcomes for the discipline in which they are offered. Each course should aim to help students identify areas of interest to explore in a foreign country related to the student's overall academic interest. Course development includes a faculty stipend of $2000/credit. Team-taught courses will divide the stipend between the teaching faculty.
For 2014-15 funding will be available for up to three (3) one-credit courses, two (2) two-credit courses and three (3) three-credit courses.
APPLICATIONS for courses that may be taught in Winter or Spring, 2015 are due by April 11.
II. Reintegration courses
These courses will aim to give academic structure and rigor to the process of reflection and re-entry for students who return from study, work, or internships abroad. They are meant to be team-taught and interdisciplinary and to help students integrate intellectually and academically the lessons of their experiences abroad. Stipends for the courses will total $5000 per credit and be evenly divided between or among the team-teaching faculty.
For 2014-15 funding will be available for up to two (2) reintegration courses
APPLICATIONS DUE: For courses that may be taught in Winter or Spring, 2015 -- April 11.
I. Site visits for new STA coursesFaculty who are developing new STA courses and demonstrate the need to visit potential sites to evaluate logistics (e.g. housing, safety, internal travel, access to third-party providers, etc.) may receive funding toward travel expenses. Preference will be given to courses to be developed in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and Asia.
II. Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars
The grant provides funding for two (2) interdisciplinary faculty seminars aimed at facilitating curricular innovation and the integration of faculty research and teaching interests with the development of new study or research abroad opportunities. The seminar would be a year-long collaboration among three (3)-to five (5) faculty members culminating in a trip to the international location under study and/or the development of a team-taught course, either on-campus or as an STA course, delivered in the year following the seminar. Preference will be given to seminar proposals dedicated to under-studied and under-visited regions of the world and to issues that cross national boundaries and cultural divisions.
APPLICATIONS DUE: December 5
Funding is provided for a limited number of faculty-supervised international summer research projects linked to faculty research agendas and/or to prospective student honors theses work. The projects are meant to establish or cultivate faculty collaboration with colleagues abroad as well as to expose students to research methods within a different cultural context. For each project the Faculty director will receive a stipend of $3000. The student researcher will receive a stipend of $3000 and funds toward travel costs.