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Faculty Grants and Awards

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

Faculty may apply for grants focused on curriculum development, research or creative work in an international or cross-cultural setting, or take part in the the Arthur Vining Davis Intercultural Seminar. 

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 Global Curriculum Grant Application and submit the signed application to your divisional dean. 

Deadline: March 22, 2019 for 2019-20 Academic Year to your divisional dean, who will then forward Dean of Global and Experiential Learning by March 29.  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.

Global Curriculum Grants Awarded 2017-18

 
     
Faculty Course/Resources  
     
Sara Vroom Fick Children's literature representing diverse characters, contexts, and languages LR
     
Christine Jeske Food, Farms, & Culture NC
     
Mark Jonas European Philosophies of Education NC
     
John Trotter Music Improvisation Workshop CR
     
Hanmee Kim Korean Studies Sources Database LR
     
  Total Amount Awarded:     $ 9,424.00  
     
     

Global Curriculum Grants Awarded 2016-17  

 
     
Faculty Course/Resources  
     
Gene Green Native American Studies - Wheaton College Science Station LR
     
Cherith Lundin 20th Century Latin American Printmaking: Monographs and Art Historical Surveys CR
     
Matthew Milliner Art Survey: Native American Focus and AIS Native Jesus CR
     
  Total Amount Awarded:          $6,470.00  
     
     

Global Curriculum 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  
     
     

 Global Curriculum 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 LR
     
Greg Morrison Acquisition of Sources on Christian Theology and History from the Majority World LR
     
Christa Tooley Urban Europe NC

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

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. This grant program does not fund service projects. 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:  Awards are competitive, 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 your divisional dean.

Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2018  to your divisional dean, who will then forward Dean of Global and Experiential Learning by October 31.  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 December.

 

 Faculty Global Research Grants Awarded 2017-18

   
Faculty Project
   
Sharenda Barlar &
Susan Dunn Hensley
Return of the Pilgrim: Walsingham and Santiago De Compostela
   
Matthew Milliner Tour of Turtle Island
   
Amy Peeler Kindred: Theologies of the Family of God in the New Testament
   
Leah Samuelson Matter and Spirit: A Nagel Institute Seminar on Contemporart Chinese Art and Society
   
Carlos Siliezar ¿Una hermenéutica bíblica latinoamerica? English Translation: A Latin American Biblical Hermenuetic?       
   
  Total Amount Awarded: $15,000
   
   

Faculty Global Research Grants Awarded 2016-17 

   
Faculty Project
   
Cherith Lundin Women Printmakers from Mexico
   
Shawn Okpebholo An Album of Negro Spirituals, Slave Songs, and Folk Hymns
   
Christa Tooley Urban Scotts Respond to Brexit
   
  Total Amount Awarded: $15,000.00
   
   

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

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 John Stott Faculty Grant Application and submit it along with all required supporting documentation to the Center for Global and Experiential Learning.

Deadline: Friday, October 26, 2018 to your divisional dean, who will then forward Dean of Global and Experiential Learning by October 31. 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 December.

 

John Stott Faculty Grants Awarded 2017-18

     
Faculty Project Title
     
George Kalantzis   Welcoming the Stranger: Developing a "Theology of Refugees" amidst the Crisis in Greece
     
John McConnell   A Culturally Sensitive Needs Assessment of Social Justice, Peace, and Reconciliation for Native Hawaiians
     
Nestor Quiroa   Maya Testimonial Literature in Post-Conflict Guatemala: Narratives of a Past and a Peaceful Present
     
Amy Reynolds   International Development Dialogues
     
David Van Dyke                       Needs assessment and development of a Central and Eastern European Post-MA MFT Certificate Program
     
    Total Amount Awarded:     $ 28,260
     
     

John Stott Faculty Grants Awarded 2016-17

     
Faculty   Project Title
     
Melissa Harkrider   ᏚᏳᎪᏛᎢ (Du-yu-dv-i): Living the Right Way—the Gospel and Cherokee Hymnody in Nineteenth Century America
     
Christine Kepner   Hispanic Cinema:Teaching for Justice and Mercy
     
Shawn Okpebholo   An Album of Negro Spirituals, Slave Songs, and Folk Hymns
     
Amy Reynolds   Economic Advocacy and the Global South
     
Gregory Schreck   Genesis Portrait Photography Project in Guatemala
     
Christa Tooley   Urban Scots Respond to Brexit
     
    Total Amount Awarded:          $30,000

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. 

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: The 2018-19 seminar will have a natural science emphasis.  Please contact Jeanne Doty in the GEL office to obtain an application.  The application deadline is Friday, October 26.