OFE Newsletter: November 1, 2021

In this issue:

  • Upcoming Award and Fellowship Deadlines
  • Writing Wednesdays: Virtual Faculty Writing Retreats (Nov. 3)/li>
  • How To Create An Inclusive Classroom (Faculty Conversation Series)
  • Campus Writing and Speaking Program Spring 2022 Faculty Seminar: Teaching with Writing
  • Upcoming Events for Faculty

 

Upcoming Award and Fellowship Deadlines

The following are select recognition opportunities with upcoming deadlines. Keep an eye out twice a month for new opportunities. Please direct any questions to the Director of External Faculty Awards and Recognition, Maria Almanza at maria_almanza@ncsu.edu

Princeton University- Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies Fellowship

Each year, six to eight scholars are selected out of a large pool of applicants to be in residence in Princeton as Visiting Davis Fellows, where they participate in the seminar and pursue research related to its theme. During the academic years 2022-24, the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies will focus on the topic of “Environment and Climate.” Fellowships at The Davis Center may run either for one semester (September-January or February-June) or for the full academic year, September-June. Though the Center is normally able to offer fellowship support for only a single semester, it welcomes the residence of year-long Fellows who combine Center support with funds from elsewhere. Applicants are encouraged to apply for external funds or sabbatical support, and to apply for a year’s Fellowship if they have a reasonable expectation of bringing additional funds with them.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • Fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold full time academic positions, and who are expected to return to those positions at the conclusion of their Fellowship. Verification of employment and salary will be requested prior to approval by the Dean of the Faculty.
  • A fellowship is awarded on the strength of the candidate’s research project, the relationship of that project to the Center’s theme, the candidate’s previous scholarly work, and the candidate’s ability to contribute to the intellectual life and intellectual exchange of the Center.
  • Applicants who are non-U.S. nationals or who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Dec. 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST

ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants

These grants are designed to repair the damage done to publicly engaged humanities projects and programs by the social and economic disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. ACLS seeks proposals for grants that will support established publicly engaged humanities projects, initiatives, or programs in accredited US colleges and universities. With $3.5 million provided under the SHARP initiative, ACLS will conduct a rigorous and inclusive peer review process to select up to 40 projects or programs for grants that will redress programming setbacks and/or reductions in internal capacity and staffing support on the part of faculty, staff, students, and community partners due to pandemic conditions.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their programs engage with issues of urgent public interest in one or more of the program’s six key areas: racial equity; climate change; US-global relations; public health and pandemic recovery; strengthening democracy, and exploring America’s diverse history.

The grants will range between $50,000 and $225,000 for terms of 12 months. Award terms may commence as early as April 1, 2022, and no later than August 1, 2022.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • Project must demonstrate established relationships with partners and/or audiences beyond the academy.
  • Project’s principal investigator must be a scholar in a field of the humanities.

Deadline: Dec. 7 by 9:00 p.m. EST

Burroughs Wellcome Fund, Climate Change and Human Health Seed Grants

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund aims to stimulate the growth of new connections between scholars working in largely disconnected fields who might together change the course of climate change’s impact on human health. Over the next two years, BWF will dedicate $1M to supporting small, early-stage grants of $2,500 – $50,000 toward achieving this goal.

Interest in:

  • Linking basic/early biomedical science to climate-focused thinking
  • Sustainability in health care systems, health care delivery outside institutions, and biomedical research
  • Health impacts and health systems impacts of extreme weather events and other crises
  • Outreach, communication, and education around climate and human health

Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis from Sept 1, 2021- Aug 30, 2023. Review will be conducted quarterly. After each quarterly review, BWF will support, decline, or send proposals back to applicants for revision, but may hold some proposals over for future review. Recommended revisions may include suggestions that groups of applicants submitting similar proposals work together to develop a single proposal or that applicants consider becoming involved in efforts aligned with work funded in earlier quarters.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • an individual may only serve as a principal investigator/project director on one application during each review period.
  • This call focuses on developing partnerships. Proposals from single institutions must develop partnerships that do not already occur naturally: for example, proposals from departments that draw students from the same shared graduate program are not responsive to this call.
  • Individuals may only serve twice as directors (principal investigators/project directors) for proposals supported over time by this program. Awardees and past awardees from other BWF programs are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Dec. 15 by 4:00 p.m. EST

ACLS Sustaining Public Engagement Grants

These grants are designed to repair the damage done to publicly engaged humanities projects and programs by the social and economic disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. ACLS seeks proposals for grants that will support established publicly engaged humanities projects, initiatives, or programs in accredited US colleges and universities. With $3.5 million provided under the SHARP initiative, ACLS will conduct a rigorous and inclusive peer review process to select up to 40 projects or programs for grants that will redress programming setbacks and/or reductions in internal capacity and staffing support on the part of faculty, staff, students, and community partners due to pandemic conditions.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their programs engage with issues of urgent public interest in one or more of the program’s six key areas: racial equity; climate change; US-global relations; public health and pandemic recovery; strengthening democracy, and exploring America’s diverse history.

The grants will range between $50,000 and $225,000 for terms of 12 months. Award terms may commence as early as April 1, 2022, and no later than August 1, 2022.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • Project must demonstrate established relationships with partners and/or audiences beyond the academy.
  • Project’s principal investigator must be a scholar in a field of the humanities.

Deadline: Dec. 7 by 9:00 p.m. EST

Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks. The Specialist Program allows overseas universities, cultural centers, non-governmental organizations and other institutions abroad to develop collaborative projects which host a leading U.S. academic at their institution to work on diverse, short-term collaborative projects focused on education and training. These projects support critical priorities identified by the host institutions and supported by U.S. embassies and binational Fulbright Commissions abroad.

To apply for a Fulbright Specialist, you must apply to join the active roster of Fulbright Specialists. Applications are accepted throughout the year (see upcoming deadline below). This deadline includes the deadline for references as well. If selected, you are eligible to be paired with a Fulbright Specialist project over a three year term and will have access to the Fulbright Specialist Portal, where all opportunities are advertised. After your three year term on the specialist roster, you must wait two years from the date of their tenure expiration before you are eligible to apply to rejoin the Specialist Roster.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • Specialists should demonstrate expertise in one of the following disciplines: Agriculture, American (U.S.) Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Biology Education, Business Administration, Chemistry Education, Communication and Journalism, Computer Science and Information Technology, Economics, Education, Engineering Education, Environmental Science, Law, Library Science, Math Education, Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies, Physics Education, Political Science, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Social Work, Sociology, Urban Planning
  • All applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must have significant experience in their respective field, as demonstrated by professional, academic, or artistic achievements.

Deadline: Jan. 12 is the next deadline to apply to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster. See rolling deadlines throughout the year on the website.

ACLS Digital Extension Grants

The grants are designed to advance humanistic scholarship by enhancing established digital projects, extending their reach to new communities of users, and supporting teams of scholars at all career stages as they participate in digital research. ACLS Digital Extension Grants support projects that have advanced beyond the start-up phase of development as they pursue one or more of the following activities:

  • Developing new systems of making established digital resources available to broader audiences and/or scholars from diverse institutions
  • Extending established projects and resources with content that adds diversity to the digital domain
  • Fostering new team-based collaborations between scholars at all career stages. Projects that convene, train, and empower communities of humanities faculty and/or graduate students around established digital research projects, as well as projects that allow scholars from institutions with limited digital infrastructure to exploit digital resources or to participate in existing labs or working groups, are especially welcome
  • Creating new forms and sites for scholarly engagement with the digital humanities. Projects that document and recognize participant engagement are strongly encouraged.

ACLS will award up to six grants. Each grant carries a maximum possible award of $150,000. The funds support a range of project costs, including, where necessary, salary replacement for faculty or staff, software, equipment, travel, lodging, and meeting costs, and consultant fees.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • Project’s principal investigator must be a scholar in a field of the humanities and the humanistic social sciences.
  • Projects must have advanced beyond the start-up or prototyping phase of development.
  • Projects must be initiated between July 1 and December 31, 2021, and be completed no later than June 30, 2023.

Deadline: Jan. 11, 2022 (pending renewal of support from funder)
 
 

Writing Wednesdays: Virtual Faculty Writing Retreats (Nov. 3)

photo of a laptop to represent writingDo you have a writing task that you’ve been putting off? The Office of Faculty Development offers virtual writing retreats, Writing Wednesdays, designed to support you in getting it done! The OFD team has designed synchronous 2.5-hour mini-retreats using the Pomodoro method, held on the first Wednesday of every month via Zoom. Our next session will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

During these sessions, faculty participants will:

  • Work toward a specific writing task in a structured and supportive environment;
  • Be able to access resources from campus experts such as the Libraries, and the IRB office; and
  • Discover tips for preparing for the retreat and getting your writing done.

Special bonus for Writing Wednesdays: we have pre-recorded child edutainment provided by Arts NC State for your Wolfpack pups ages 3 to 12 years.

Register today and plan to dedicate uninterrupted time to writing your article, grant proposal, book chapter, or dossier materials.
 
 

How To Create An Inclusive Classroom (Faculty Conversation Series)

Zoom stock imageThe Office for Faculty Excellence’s Fall Faculty Conversation Series concludes on Nov. 10 (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) with How To Create An Inclusive Classroom: Facilitator Dr. Maria Gallardo-Williams, OFE SoTL Faculty Fellow, will share some practical considerations to help you become a more inclusive educator, and tips to redesign your courses to be inclusive and accessible for all students.

Register via REPORTER.
 
 

Campus Writing and Speaking Program Spring 2022 Faculty Seminar: Teaching with Writing

Do you long for time and support to improve your writing assignments? Are you curious about how to help students to write more effectively in your discipline? Do you wish that evaluating writing could be less time consuming and more effective? Do you worry about students’ writing abilities but aren’t sure how to help? Do you need advice about how to use technology to support writing in your course?

The Campus Writing and Speaking Program seeks nominations and applications for a spring semester faculty seminar focused on incorporating writing into NC State courses in all disciplines. Each faculty participant will receive a stipend of $500 at the conclusion of the seminar.

For more details, including dates, eligibility, and how to apply, please carefully read the full Call for Participants.

Applications must be submitted by December 15. For more information, please write to Chris Anson at canson@ncsu.edu.
 
 

Upcoming Events for Faculty

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