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Faculty Grants and Awards

Faculty may apply for funding to globalize the Wheaton curriculum by developing new courses or library resources, or to engage in research or creative work in an international or cross-cultural setting.

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Wheaton seeks to nurture intercultural competency in faculty as well as students. The Center for Global and Experiential Learning provides grant resources to help faculty and staff globalize the Wheaton experience for students while also enhancing their own cross-cultural capabilities.

 

Globalization of the Curriculum Grants

Purpose:  These grants provide funds to revise or create new courses or to develop library resources that will bring a substantial global or cross-cultural perspective to the curriculum or contribute in demonstrable ways to the development of inter-cultural competency. 

Criteria:  The proposed new course or library resources should either build and strengthen inter-cultural competence or provide a geographical or cultural perspective which is absent or under-represented in the current curriculum.  The preparation of course materials for participation in immersion experiences with students in cross-cultural settings, either internationally or in the United States, falls within the guidelines.  Courses that address topics of global significance and/or phenomena which have global impact will also be given consideration.  Higher funding priority will generally be given to proposals that have the promise of making substantive changes to courses or library resources. All proposals must outline the anticipated learning outcomes as well as the criteria and methods used to assess them.  The new or revised course should be offered no later than four semesters after receiving the grant.

Availability:  The awards are competitive and available up to a maximum of $4,000 per award.  A larger amount will be considered if monies remain after all selected proposals have been funded. Grant monies may be used to purchase or locate course-related materials, references, or equipment; to attend conferences, workshops, or other professional development opportunities directly relevant to the proposed course content or library resources; to design new course content or activities; to conduct research that will clearly contribute to the proposed project; or to pursue other activities consistent with the purposes of the grant. This grant may not be used as a stipend or for load reduction.

Eligibility:  Full-time teaching or library faculty.

Application: To apply for the grant, please complete the Globalization of the Curriculum Grant Application and submit the signed application to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning. 

Deadline:  April 3, 2017 for 2017-18 Academic Year.  Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Global and Experiential Learning Advisory Council.  Applicants will be informed of funding decisions by the end of April.

 Faculty Grants Awarded 2015-16 

Faculty  Course/Resources  
Jamie Aten, David Boan, George Kalantzis Psychological and Spiritual First Aid NC
Gina Yi

MUMS 473 Elementary School Music

CR
  Total Amount Awarded:          $7,600.00  

Faculty Grants Awarded 2014-15

Faculty  Course/Resources  
Robert Gallagher INTR 521: Historical Foundations  CR
Gene Green BITH 319: Colonialism and Redemption  CR
Timothy Klingler SPAN 331: Spanish Conversation, SPAN 439: Orientation to Wheaton in Mexico, SPAN 439: Engaging Cultures  CR
Bryan McGraw Justice Among the Nations  NC
Greg Morrison Acquisition of Sources on Christian Theology and History from the Majority World  LR
Christa Tooley Urban Europe  NC
  Total Amount Awarded:          $15,381.50  

CR = Course Revision    LR = Library Resources    NC = New Course

Faculty Global Research Grants

Purpose:  The Faculty Global Research Grant Program is one of the Global and Experiential Learning initiatives to further global engagement by Wheaton College faculty. These awards may be used to engage in research or creative work in an international or cross-cultural setting that deepens campus awareness of or contribution to the global community. They may serve either as grants to fund a project in its entirety or as seed grants that may lead to more extensive work or to an application for additional resources from outside the college.  Proposals for collaborative projects with colleagues or partners in international or cross-cultural contexts will receive prioritization for funding.   Inclusion of students in the work of the project is encouraged but not required.  Generally, the research grant is not to be used to fund a supervisory role in student or other third-party research—the grant funds are for projects/research led or conducted by faculty. Individuals at all levels of international or cross-cultural experience may apply.  The Dean of Global and Experiential Learning is available as a resource to assist grantees in preparation for working in these contexts.  Awardees must submit a report of their work to the Dean of Global and Experiential Learning upon completion of the project.

Availability:  As a competitive grant, there is a total of $15,000 is available up to a maximum of $5,000 per award.  A larger amount will be considered if monies remain after all selected proposals have been funded. The grants may be used to fund expenses related to the project including travel, food and lodging, equipment, materials, or other items and services necessary for its completion.   These funds may be combined with other grants from the college or other resources.   Grant monies may not be used for load reduction or a stipend. 

Eligibility:  All full-time teaching and library undergraduate and graduate faculty who will be returning for the academic year subsequent to the one in which the award is granted are eligible to apply. 

Application: To apply for the grant, please complete the Faculty Global Research Grant Application and submit that along with all required supporting documentation to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning.

DeadlineFebruary 15, 2017 for the 2017-18 Academic Year.  Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Global and Experiential Learning Advisory Council.  Applicants will be informed of funding decisions by the end of March.

 

Faculty Global Research Grants Awarded 2015-16

Faculty Project
Lynn Cooper Pilot Study: Capacity and collaboration within faith-based initiatives
David Hooker Catalog/Journal of Dunhuang Artist Residency
Total Amount Awarded: $10,200.00

 

Faculty Global Research Grants Awarded 2014-15

Faculty Project
Jennifer McNutt History of the Reformation Bible and French Bible (16th - 18th c.)
Kristen Page Prevalence of Soil Transmitted Helminths: the Possibility of Reforestation as a Mitigation Tool
Joonhee Park The Most Unreached People: Missionary Kids: Their Identity, Culture, and Faith
Total Amount Awarded: $15,000.00

 

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Faculty Intercultural Skill Enhancement Seminars

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Faculty Intercultural Skill Enhancement Seminars are designed to build or strengthen faculty members’ intercultural skills to further develop our students’ capacities to be world Christians.   Intercultural competency, complimented by other disciplinary knowledge and skills, is foundational to our students’ preparation to live, work, learn, serve and worship across cultural boundaries in a meaningful and respectful manner in “imitation of Christ.”  The seminars focus on the development of intercultural competency, the theories behind its development, and the skills, knowledge, and attitudes it represents. Examples of pedagogical strategies are also presented and shared among participants.  Attendees are also encouraged to consider ways in which the ideas, materials, and perspectives gained in the seminar can be incorporated into the classroom and other scholarly activities.  These seminars are offered annually and may have an emphasis on a specific culture or cultures or be more generally oriented toward guiding students in a wide range of experiential learning contexts. They have been endowed by a generous grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations which provides participants stipends and other resources. The topic for May 2017 will be "Teaching for Diversity and Inclusion." 

When:  May 15- May 26, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Eligibility:  Full-time teaching and library faculty are eligible to apply, and up to five faculty will be selected to attend.  Preference is given to faculty who have not previously participated in one of the seminars. 

Application: To apply to be a seminar participant, please complete the AVDF Faculty Intercultural Skill Enrichment Seminar Application and submit the signed application to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning.

Deadline:  Monday, April 3, 2017.

John Stott Faculty Grants in Human Needs and Global Resources

Purpose:  The John Stott Faculty Grant in Human Needs and Global Resources exists to support faculty research and creative projects on core themes of poverty/wealth, injustice, violence/peace, human dignity, environmental impacts of human activities, and flourishing of the earth and its inhabitants.  This program prioritizes projects conducted on these themes in Asia, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, and the Middle East; however, compelling proposals that address the core themes in other regions, or about circumstances in the focus regions that do not involve travel, are also permitted.  It is funded by the John Stott Endowment in Human Needs and Global Resources. 

Awards may serve either as grants to fund a project in its entirety or as seed grants that may lead to more extensive work or to an application for additional resources from outside the College.  Proposals for collaborative projects with colleagues or partners in international or cross-cultural contexts will receive prioritization for funding.  Inclusion of students in the work of the project is encouraged but not required.  The research grant is not to be used to fund a supervisory role in student or other third-party research—the grant funds are for research or creative projects led or conducted by faculty.  Individuals at all levels of international or cross-cultural experience may apply.  The Director of the Program in Human Needs and Global Resources is available as a resource to assist grantees with questions about the scope of this grant or with preparation for working in international contexts.  Awardees must submit a report of their work to the Dean of Global and Experiential Learning and the Director of the Program in Human Needs and Global Resources upon completion of the project.

Availability:  The awards are competitive and available up to a maximum of $5,000.  A larger amount will be considered if monies remain after all selected proposals have been funded.  The grants may be used to fund expenses related to the project including travel, food and lodging, equipment, materials, or other items and services necessary for its completion.  These funds may be combined with other grants from the College or other resources.  Grant monies may not be used for load reduction or a stipend. 

Eligibility: All full-time teaching and library undergraduate and graduate faculty who will be returning for the academic year subsequent to the one in which the award is granted are eligible to apply.  Recipients of the John Stott Study/Research Leave in Human Needs and Global Resources are eligible to apply, and awardees of that program will receive funding priority.  Faculty may apply for this grant as well as the Faculty Global Research Grant if funds required exceed $5,000.

Application: To apply, please complete the application form for the John Stott Faculty Grant and submit it along with all required supporting documentation to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning. 

Deadline for Summer 2017 and the 2017-18 Academic Year: February 15, 2017 (NOTE: Deadline extended to Friday, March 3): Proposals will be reviewed by two sub-committees (of the Human Needs and Global Resources faculty Advisory Committee, and of the Global and Experiential Learning Advisory Council).  Applicants will be informed of funding decisions by the end of March.

Deadline for Summer 2018 and the 2018-19 Academic Year: October 31, 2017: (Please note that October 31 will be the annual deadline for this grant, to permit applicants to the John Stott Study/Research Leave in Human Needs and Global Resources to submit these research grants at the same time.)

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