DEADLINE: 12:00 noon, Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Submit to: WIU Foundation Office, Sherman Hall 303
The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects will award up to ten summer stipends in the amount of $3,000 each for Summer 2013. Additional support is possible from the Office of Sponsored Projects. The Foundation will be awarding two additional grants specifically related to academic enhancements in the classroom. They will be provided through the Cecil P. and Helen McDonough Academic Development Fund. All of these grants provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the professional advancement of the proposal writer and the enhancement of Western Illinois University in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity. While teaching, research, and creative activities are expected of every faculty member, the summer stipend is intended to allow faculty to pursue projects well beyond those which can normally be pursued during the academic year. Proposals are encouraged in a wide range of categories including, but not limited to, the following:
- Curriculum - Development of a significant curriculum proposal
- Curriculum - Mastery of a new instructional technique
- Research - Research leading to publication
- Research - Research required to prepare an external granting agency application
- Creation of work leading to a performance or exhibition
The selection committee will be made up of the WIU Foundation Screening Committee, which includes a representative from each college of the University; two representatives from the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research; and two representatives from the University Research Council. In the review and award process, the committee will pay special attention to the "expected outcomes" section of the proposal in order to ensure that substantial outcomes will result from the stipend funded project.
Proposals for summer stipends must be submitted to the WIU Foundation Office, 303 Sherman Hall, no later than 12:00 noon Tuesday, September 25. Signatures are required from Department Chairs and Deans, so plan accordingly. Letters of support are not requested and will not be considered. Proposals must follow the guidelines and policies described in the following pages. Please read them carefully. The Committee will only consider applications that follow the guidelines, supply important information, present scholarly quality, and meet the application deadline.
Examples of successfully funded stipend awards and this application in PDF format can be found on the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research website at www.wiu.edu/citr/resources/research.php.
If you have questions concerning the implementation of these guidelines, feel free to contact Lisa Krieg, Office of the Vice President for Advancement and Public Services, (309/298-1808).
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