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Grants in support of teaching

Faculty-Student Summer Research Fellowships

These are available to students working with faculty on significant scholarly projects in any of the disciplines taught at Augustana College. For their help in mentoring students in a summer research experience, a faculty member will be awarded an honorarium of $1,000. (See Student Summer Research)

Humanities Fund

As part of a Challenge Grant received in 1982 from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a $100,000 permanent endowment has been established to support special programs in the humanities.  Earnings from this endowment are used for student and faculty enrichment opportunities as well as for the development and enhancement of courses and programs in the humanities; an "average" award for the Fund is $500.  NEH defines "humanities" to include:

language, linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; those aspects of the social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of national life.

We will give priority to proposals submitted before the start of the term in which the project or event is to be held, but will consider all proposals on a continuing basis. We attempt to balance the funds across the year so that both semesters and the J-term have equal opportunity. Funds must be spent before mid-June of the Academic year in which the money was awarded.

There are two categories for funding: 

1. Humanities Fund project (e.g. campus visitors, humanities-related event reception, field trip and related transportation costs etc.)  

2. Curriculum Fund project (e.g. establishing a program/center; planning by faculty for an off-campus study opportunity for students; developing a summer seminar for faculty with related interests; creating a speaker/convocation series, etc.)

Applications should include, in no more than 1000 words:

Name(s) of proposer(s)

Project goals

Description of project

Timetable of project

Proposed budget for project and other sources of funding accessed

Description of how the project will be assessed

Anticipated impact of the project  

A grant report is due after the funded event.

Direct all proposals to the committee chair, Doug Parvin.

Academic Initiatives Fund

Faculty may apply for Academic Initiative Funds for the purpose of funding experiences, equipment, and materials that directly benefit student development or classroom enrichment.  These funds may be used to reimburse costs associated with research interests (e.g. honoraria, equipment used in research, books, publication and indexing costs, etc.) or improvement of pedagogy (e.g. costs associated with conferences with the aim of improved/expanded methods of teachings, etc.). 

All expenditures must be academic in nature. Funding is awarded on a first-come first-served basis until the money is depleted. There is a cap of $1,000 per request. Funds must be spent before mid-June of the academic year in which the money was awarded.

Applications should include, in no more than 1000 words:

Name(s) of proposer(s)

Project goals

Description of project

Timetable of project

Proposed budget for project and other sources of funding accessed

Description of how the project will be assessed

Anticipated impact of the project

A brief summary report is due after the funded event

To apply, contact Joe McDowell and Mike Wolf.