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Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Travel Fellowship for Faculty

Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Travel Fellowship for Faculty

Due:

First Deadline for FY 18 Travel: February 13th, 2017.

Second deadline for FY 18 Travel:  October 6th, 2017.                     (Calls for FY 19 travel will be in Spring 2018 and Fall 2018)

The Center for Scholarship and Teaching is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Travel Fellowship. 

The fellowship supports faculty in the development of international or domestic study away experiences.  These experiences may be designed to be contained segments of individual courses or individual courses in their own right.  The fellowship is intended to support specific expenses (such as travel, lodging, food, admissions fees) connected to the development of site visits for a class.  This may include shadowing an existing study away course if you intend to offer a version of that course in the future or a course to the same location, but not for shadowing expenses related to courses in other locations.  The funds cannot be used to support faculty for travel for other purposes, or for faculty stipends. Grants are for any amount up to a maximum of $2000. 

Travel must be within the 2018 fiscal year and be completed prior to June 30, 2018.  All full-time faculty are eligible.  Part-time faculty may also apply with the prior approval of the VPAA and the Director of International Education.

Grantees are expected to:

  1. Propose a new or revised course with a study-away component to their department and the Academic Council, to be offered within three years;
  2. Attend an annual luncheon where grantees share their curricular innovations and experiences;
  3. Prepare a short summary by August, 2018, describing fellowship related activities to be shared with the fund donor.

For more information contact Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin, Director of the Center for Scholarship and Teaching at x3202 or Gail Gilbert, Director of International Education and International Student Services at x6103.  The Faculty Development Committee and the Director of International Education will review applications and make recommendations to the Dean of Faculty. Criteria that will be considered include the relevance of the proposed use of fellowship funds in the planning of the proposed study-away experience, the clarity of the proposal, and the potential impact of the proposed study-away experience on students at Elmhurst College.

Prinz grants must be awarded and expended within a fiscal year and may not be carried over.  Thus, two funding deadlines each year are provided to better utilize this fund.  The first call for travel within a fiscal year is in the spring prior to the start of that fiscal year.     All other proposals are either deferred until the second call in September (fall) call or declined.  The Spring Term call is expected to result in 1 or 2 high-quality grants.  The Fall call is expected to result in 2-3 grants, depending on the size of the awards and whether any awards were made the previous spring.

Other funding notes:

Note for FY18 requests: There will be two calls for proposals.  The first is in February 2017 and the second in September 2017. 

Applications should be submitted as one single pdf file, including CV.  The format is specified below. 

The completed proposal should be sent electronically to: Brittany Ruiz, brittany.ruiz@elmhurst.edu, Administrative Assistant for Biology, Chem & Biochem and CST. 


The Dr. Andrew K. Prinz Travel Fellowship Proposal Format

 

I.    Cover Page

        1.   Project Title

        2.   Name of Applicant and Department(s)

        3.   Total Amount Requested  ($2000 maximum)

        4.   Contact Information (phone ext., e-mail)

        5.   Short summary of the proposal (fewer than 50 words).

        6.   Indicate the kind of course you are working on—ECIC, major, elective

II.    Narrative: Describe the course and proposed study away activities by addressing the following items in 1-3 pages, not including the syllabus:

1.       A brief description of the course to be modified or developed.

2.       The specific travel site(s) to be included in your travel.  It is important you also explain what you hope to accomplish during your site visits and justify why the advanced travel is needed. 

3.       A brief rationale for the specific value the travel component has to the content of the course and how it will enhance student learning outcomes. 

4.       The benefits of such a course to students and the institution.

Note: Consider addressing issues related to attracting students to your course, competition with other travel courses already offered, and the likely offering schedule while addressing #3 and #4.

5.       The dates for proposing the course and how it might relate to ECIC.  

6.       A brief (1-2 page) syllabus indicating when and where the proposed travel fits in the overall course design. 

III.    Budget:  Include a preliminary budget indicating how the requested funds will be spent (Prinz grants are limited to $2000). 

Note: The FDC committee appreciates some detail in the budget.  For example, "Expenses for car rental for 10 days to travel to X, Y, and Z," and "Cost of subway pass for 5 days while visiting sites in Y," are preferred over "Travel within Z."  The committee doesn't need every small expense itemized, but some detail is helpful.   It is perfectly acceptable for these numbers to be subject to change.  

IV.    Faculty Expertise:  Include a recent CV (abbreviated form preferred).

Applications should be submitted as one single pdf file, including CV.  The format is specified below. 

The completed proposal should be sent electronically to: Brittany Ruiz, brittany.ruiz@elmhurst.edu, Administrative Assistant for Biology, Chem & Biochem and CST. 


 


 


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