OFE Newsletter: October 4, 2021

Online Lilly Conference Registrations Available

ITLC Lilly logoDELTA and the Office for Faculty Excellence are pleased to announce the purchase of a site license for the ITLC Lilly Online Conference, occurring April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2022 with asynchronous sessions available through June 2022. The Lilly conference is focused on enhancing online, onsite and hybrid teaching and learning. Attendees will enjoy 4 full days of conference programming, conveniently scheduled across four Wednesdays to reduce disruption to your teaching schedule. The conference is geared toward faculty and administrators at various stages in their academic careers, representing nearly every discipline found in higher education. Attendees will enjoy a variety of 20-minute and 40-minute asynchronous sessions, traditional plenary addresses, synchronous facilitated discussions, and poster presentations addressing contemporary issues and include proven, innovative pedagogies.

The Call for Proposals is currently open with a deadline of January 15, 2022.

How to Register at No Cost
The NC State site license provides up to 150 free conference registrations for faculty, staff and graduate students using their NC State email addresses. The Office for Faculty Excellence is managing registration for the conference and will gather registration requests and send them to Lilly Online in batches. If you want to attend the conference, complete the registration form. You will receive a confirmation of your registration from the Office of Faculty Development and later from ITLC Lilly Online Conference when we send them the batch registrations.

Remember there is no cost for registration and you can submit a conference proposal before being registered.

The Adaptive Instructor and the New World of Teaching (Faculty Conversation Series)

Zoom stock imageThe Office for Faculty Excellence’s popular Faculty Conversation Series continues next week with The Adaptive Instructor and the New World of Teaching (Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:30-12:30 p.m. via Zoom): This past year many of us made massive adaptations in our fall courses. If you are feeling close to your adaptive capacity, take a deep breath and chat with us about some practical tips and resources to help you keep up in our current environment.

The Faculty Conversation Series is designed to engage faculty in conversation around relevant topics that will be helpful as they teach. For each session, faculty will read a relevant article/paper about the topic (optional), receive question prompts, engage in conversation around the topic with other faculty members, and reflect on how the conversation may have changed thinking on the topic. All conversations are facilitated by Dr. Maria Gallardo-Williams, OFE SoTL Faculty Fellow:

Register for this and other conversations via REPORTER.

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

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general scientific society in the world. The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C., enhancing your professional influence by tackling problems and participating in policy development and implementation. Recipients will receive a stipend of $75,000-100,000 per year, plus other support including health insurance, professional development, and targeted fellowship travel and training.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • AAAS seeks candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and a diversity of geographic, disciplinary, gender, and ethnic perspectives as well as disability status.
  • Fellows represent the spectrum of career stages – from recent doctoral graduates to faculty on sabbatical and retired scientists, and sectors – from academia and industry to nonprofits.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Smithsonian Fellowships

Smithsonian Fellowships are offered to individuals who design and develop proposals to conduct independent research. There are two types of fellowships offered by the Smithsonian:

  • Central Fellowship Programs – These programs fund fellowships that take place at museums, research institutes and offices across the Smithsonian. Central Fellowships include: Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation of Museum Collections, George Burch Fellowship in Theoretical Medicine & Affiliated Theoretical Science, and others.
  • Museums, Research Institutes, Centers, and Office’s Fellowship Programs – These programs are managed by the Smithsonian unit. Fellowships include: A. Verville Fellowship at National Air & Space Museum, Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History, Lunder Fellowship at National Asian Art Museum, Arthur Molella Distinguished Fellowship at National Museum of American History, and others.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • Eligibility varies from program to program.

Deadline: varies according to program with deadlines as early as Nov. 1

AAUW Short Term Research Publication Grants

Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication. Preference given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Fellowships can be awarded to both tenure-track and part-time faculty, and to new and established researchers. Fellowships are designed to assist candidates in obtaining tenure and other promotions. Open to all fields. Scholars engaged in science, technology, engineering and math or those researching gender issues are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates are evaluated on basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. $6,000 is available for the eight-week grant period.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Open to scholars who identify as women in all fields of study
  • Tenured professors are not eligible
  • Time must be available for eight consecutive weeks of final manuscript preparations. While many recipients will use the awards during summer, recipients may use funds any time during the fellowship year.
  • Not for preliminary research. Grant supports drafting, editing, or modifying of manuscripts; replicating research components; responding to issues raised through critical review; and other initiatives to increase the likelihood of publication.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award

The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award is structured to free the time of jr. faculty who have passed their midpoint tenure review—including those from underrepresented groups and others committed to eradicating disparities in their fields—so that they can both engage in and build support systems, networks, and affinity groups that make their fields and campuses more inclusive. Emerging Faculty Leaders may be working in any field of the humanities or social sciences—including, for example, history, sociology, anthropology, literature, art, gender studies, ethnic/diaspora studies, and related fields—with an emphasis on scholarly topics that relate to or provide context for the study of culture, equity, inclusion, civil rights, and education in the Americas. Award will recognize candidates who not only balance research, teaching, and service but in fact give great weight to the creation of an inclusive campus community for underrepresented students and scholars. The selectors will focus on and privilege service and leadership activities that address and ameliorate underrepresentation on campus. The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award offers a $17,500 stipend—$10,000 to be used for summer research support and $7,500 for research assistance during the academic year. Ten awards will be made in 2021-22.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • Open to assistant professors in tenure-track appointments who are pursuing tenure
  • Applicants will have successfully passed the standard third-year/midpoint review or their institution’s equivalent no later than January 31, 2022. Eligible applicants are typically in fourth or fifth year of tenure-track appointment and are still working to complete key items for the tenure dossier, which should not be scheduled for submission prior to the end of the award year (Summer 2023)
  • Faculty who have already submitted the tenure dossier and/or who would be considered for tenure during the award year are ineligible
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of U.S. as of December 1, 2020

Deadline: Dec. 1

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Awards will be made to individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The program will award approximately 24 postdoctoral fellowships. The fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. Applicants must present a clearly articulated plan of study or research that will further their career in higher education and should explain fully the particular benefits that would accrue from affiliation with the proposed host. Fellowships are awarded for full-time research at appropriate nonprofit institutions of higher education or research, normally in the U.S., including universities, museums, libraries, govt. or national laboratories, privately sponsored nonprofits, govt. chartered nonprofit research organizations, and centers for advanced study. Each applicant should designate a faculty member or other scholar who will serve as the host mentor. The applicant is responsible for making all arrangements for affiliation with the proposed host institution prior to submitting application. Applicants are encouraged to choose a host other than the institution with which they are affiliated at the time of application.

Eligibility Snapshot (see full eligibility requirements)

  • Must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree, including successful defense of the dissertation, no earlier than December 9, 2014 and no later than December 9, 2021.
  • Each Fellow is expected to begin tenure on June 1 (for 12 months) or September 1 (for 9 or 12 months) of the year in which the award is received. Fellowships may not be deferred or delayed.
  • A list of eligible fields of study is available here: Eligible Fields of Study List.

Deadline: Dec. 9 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Supplementary materials due Jan. 6 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Finalist Lecture: Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching (Hollylynne Lee)

Hollylynne LeeAs a finalist for Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching, NC State’s Dr. Hollylynne Lee will deliver a lecture at Baylor on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. (ET). You can watch Dr. Lee, a professor of mathematics and statistics education, deliver her lecture live through Baylor’s website. Your participation in the livestream will help strengthen her candidacy. Learn more about the award and Dr. Lee’s lecture entitled “Data Moves and Discourse: Design Principles for Strengthening Statistics Education.”

Upcoming Events for Faculty

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