Faculty Development Newsletter

2013-2014: issue #14 - May 12, 2014

Funding Info is always available here ==> Fac Dev Website

Summer Research &
Conference Funding

Summer Requests for Research / Creative Work Funds

The Committee on Faculty Research/Resources (CoFR) is nearly complete with its review of requests for Summer 2014 Research / Creative Work funding and has begun making recommendations to Dean Behling. Faculty should expect to receive notifications during the week of May 19.

If you have not received a response by May 23, please contact facultydevelopment@knox.edu.

Conference Travel Allocations for 2014-2015

Notifications have been sent for Conference Travel Allocations (CTAs) Requests submitted by May 12. If for some reason you have not heard from us, please contact facultydevelopment@knox.edu.

Requests for CTAs for the 2014-2015 fiscal year (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015) may be submitted at any time. Please file a request for Conference Travel Allocations (CTAs) here.

Reminder: For All Faculty, All Fields:
Finding External Grants: "Office Hours"
Tuesday, May 13, noon to 1 PM, Gizmo

Stop by to discuss your grant questions with Anne-Marie Berk, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Join us for lunch (provided by Faculty Development) at the Gizmo to learn more about our grant search database SPINPlus, chat about grants, and receive advice no matter what stage of the grant-seeking process you are in.

RSVP unnecessary.

Final Fridays @ 4 for the Academic Year - May 16

Stuart Allison
"Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change: Managing Restoration and Our Expectations in a Dynamic, Uncertain World"

Alumni Room, Old Main

As always, refreshments at 4; presentation at 4:15.

"Today the development of novel ecosystems (ecosystems highly modified by local habitat destruction, the presence of non-native invasive species and the effects of global climate change) is causing restorationists to reassess what it means to do good ecological restoration. When ecological restoration was first practiced there was frequently a focus on re-establishing historic ecosystems (this was especially true in North America and Australia). Today restorationists are beginning to focus more on restoring biodiversity and valuable ecosystem functions. Some are even talking about future oriented restoration with a goal of planning restoration to match expected future conditions. Planning restoration projects has become a more contentious process due to changes in attitudes and approaches. I will discuss how changing climate may impact our management of Green Oaks and how this will force us to reconsider what we think is possible at Green Oaks."

Mellon Pedagogy Grant Applications - Due May 14
Deadline extended to May 19

See below.

Mellon Foundation Grant Opportunities Summary

Having trouble navigating the new Mellon Grant categories? This chart may help.

Activity to be funded?

Funding Available?

How to Apply?

Teaching with Technology Grants:
Supports new initiatives in the use of technology in the classroom: purchases of equipment, training in new technologies, and/or participation in workshops and seminars that advance your use of technology in your teaching.
Approximately $10,000 total. Grants are for actual expenses. Click here to see the sample application.

Click here to apply.
Interdisciplinary Course and Program Development
Develop new courses with an interdisciplinary focus, revise an existing course to enhance its interdisciplinary dimension, or develop new interdisciplinary programs.
Twenty awards of $1000 each (for stipends and materials) Click here to see the sample application.

Click here to apply.
Immersion Term Development
Launch a new immersion term (e.g. Green Oaks, Rep Term, Japan Term)
Two grants up to $5000 each (Three $1000 stipends for each faculty + up to $2000 for expenses.) Click here to see the sample application.

Click here to apply.
Interdisciplinary Course Enhancements
Add new features to an interdisciplinary course or program: purchase course materials, fund field trips, support student collaborative research projects, etc.
Up to $1500 each. Click here to see the sample application.

Click here to apply.
Collaborative Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work
Support collaborate research and creative work, either among Knox faculty or among Knox faculty and other researchers, scholars, or artists in the region.
Up to $2500 for expenses. Apply through standard Faculty Research / Creative Work Online Application. Click here to apply.

See Faculty Development Newsletter #13 for more details.