NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes for Higher Education Faculty provide higher education faculty across the nation the opportunity to broaden and deepen their engagement with the humanities. The one- to four-week professional development programs allow participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore recent developments in scholarship, teaching, and/or curriculum through study of a variety of humanities topics.  NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes:

  • focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources;
  • provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching;
  • contribute to the intellectual growth of the participants; and
  • build lasting communities of intellectual and professional collaboration.

 

A program may take place at a college, university, learned society, center for advanced study, library or other repository, cultural or professional organization, or school or school system. The host site must provide facilities for collegial interaction and scholarship. The program must be held only in the United States and its territories.

For additional information, go to:  https://www.neh.gov/program/summer-seminars-and-institutes-higher-education-faculty

The deadline for the submission of proposals into NEH is February 21, 2019.

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The NSF S-STEM Program provides awards to fund scholarships and to advance the adaptation, implementation, and study of effective evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities that support recruitment, retention, transfer, student success, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM.

The program seeks: 1) to increase the number of low-income academically talented students with demonstrated financial need obtaining degrees in STEM and entering the workforce or graduate programs in STEM; 2) to improve the education of future scientists, engineers, and technicians, with a focus on academically talented low-income students; and 3) to generate knowledge to advance understanding of how  factors or evidence-based curricular and co-curricular activities affect  the success, retention, transfer, academic/career pathways, and graduation in STEM of low-income students.

The STEM disciplines supported by the S-STEM program include: 

  • Biological sciences (except medicine and other clinical fields); 
  • Physical sciences (including physics, chemistry, astronomy, and materials science); 
  • Mathematical sciences; 
  • Computer and information sciences; 
  • Geosciences; 
  • Engineering; and 
  • Technology areas associated with the preceding disciplines (for example, biotechnology, chemical technology, engineering technology, information technology, etc.)

 

The Program Solicitation is available at:  https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2017/nsf17527/nsf17527.htm

The deadline for the submission of proposals into NSF is March 27, 2019.

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The Teagle Foundation has issued a RFP for their Education for American Civic Life Initiative. The mission of the Teagle Foundation is to support and strengthen liberal arts education, which it sees as fundamental to meaningful work, effective citizenship, and a fulfilling life. To that end, the foundation's Education in American Civic Life initiative supports faculty-led efforts to prepare graduates to become informed and engaged participants in the civic life of their local, national, and global communities. Through the initiative, the foundation seeks ambitious projects that address gaps in the civic knowledge of undergraduates and prepares them for the intellectual demands of democratic participation. Successful proposals will seek to promote learning about the formation of the American republic, the crafting of its Constitution, the history of contention over the meanings of the Constitution, the development of representative political structures, and the principles of democracy. The foundation encourages a comparative approach to studying these principles that will deepen students' understanding of what is unique about American institutions by placing them in contrast to the principles and institutions of other societies. Grants of up to $400,000 over three years will be awarded to projects participating in the initiative. Concept papers are accepted on a rolling basis. However, priority will be given to those submitted by December 1, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

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If interested in pursuing any of these grant opportunities, please contact:

Michelle Giovagnoli

Director of Institutional and Academic Grants

King’s College

133 North River Street

510 Administration Building

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Phone: (570) 208-5847

michellegiovagnoli@kings.edu