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Faculty Grants and Awards

Wheaton seeks to nurture intercultural competency in faculty as well as students. Global Programs and Studies 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 online. Note that this online application requires you to login to the VPN software "Global Protect" if accessing through wi-fi.

Deadline: January 23, 2023 for the 2022-23 Academic Year to your divisional dean, who will then forward Dean of Global Programs and Studies by January 31. Applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Global Programs and Studies Advisory Council.  Applicants will be informed of funding decisions by the end of April.

Global Curriculum Grants Awarded 2021-22

FacultyCourse/Resources 
Baraka, Mandy CMHC: Lifestyle and Career Development CR
Graber, Katherine Rene Padilla Papers Acquisition LR
Haskins, Alex PSCI: Carribean Politial Thought CR
Holman, Sarah MUCS 275/COMM 275 CR
Watson, Terri and Baraka, Mandy Multicultural & Trauma-informed Clinical Supervision NC

Total Amount Awarded $22,600

Global Curriculum Grants Awarded 2020-21

FacultyCourse/Resources 
Beteta, Xavier MUTC 204: Music of Latin America NC
Cartegena, Nathan Race and Justice: A Global Perspective CR
Hill, Theon Comm 253: Messages, Influence, Culture CR
Lundin, Matt HIST 101: Exploring the Global Past: French and Haitian Revolutions CR
Vroom Fick, Sarah Elementary Curriculum Materials in Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish LR
Total Amount Awarded $13,540

Global Curriculum Grants Awarded 2019-20

FacultyCourse/Resources 
Howell, Brian IDI Assessment Training  CR
Jeske, Christine  IDI Assessment Training  CR
Martin, Dyanne  Caribbean Literature Course Development  NC
Total Amount Awarded $11,280   

Global Curriculum Grants Awarded 2018-19

FacultyCourse/Resources 
Johann Buis MUCS 103 Revision CR
Alex Loney Latin 101, 102 and 201 Revision CR
John Trotter MUMS 311 Revision CR
Total Amount Awarded: $11,450.00

Global Curriculum Grants Awarded 2016-17

FacultyCourse/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


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

Purpose:  The Faculty Global Research Grant Program is one of Global Programs and Studies 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 Programs and Studies 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 Programs and Studies 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:  Please use this link to access the application. If applying from off-campus, make sure you are connected to the VPN software, Global Protect. Contact GPS@wheaton.edu or call 630-752-7309 with questions. 

Deadline: October 3, 2022.  Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Global Programs and Studies Advisory Council.  Applicants will be informed of funding decisions by December 15.

Faculty Global Research Grants Awarded 2021-22

FacultyProject Title
Altino, Soh-Hyun Performing Sanjo on the Violin: Globalizing Traditional Korean Music
Klingler, Timothy Developing/Expanding MCL/HNGR/GPS/Aequitas Programs in Mexico/Latin/South America
McNutt, Jennifer Exploring How French Bibles were Shaped by and for Early Refugee Crisis up until the Edict of Toleration
Botts, Jeremy; Patton, Kaye; Till-Campbell, Sheldon Returning the Favor of Presence as Participating Artists: Oaxaca x Wheaton
Total Amount Awarded: $19,155

Faculty Global Research Grants Awarded 2020-21

FacultyProject
Kathryn Alexander  Middle Eastern Soft Power and the Politics of Islamic Practice in Italy
Carlos Sosa Latin America and Latino and Latina New Testament Hermeneutics
Total Amount Awarded: $11,500

Faculty Global Research Grants Awarded 2019-20

FacultyProject Title
Diedrichs, Danielo Book on History, Culture, and Current Practice of Upper Level Mathematics
Kim, Il-Hee Development of Critical Thinking Skills in South Korea
Lundin, Cherith Exploring processes of making and knowing from Oaxaca to Chicago
Peeler, Amy Impacts of Incarnation
Reynolds, Amy Addressing Gender Inequalities in International Development Organizations
Sosa, Carlos Latin America and Latino and Latina New Testament Hermeneutics
Tooley, Christa  Production and Creation: exploring processes of making and knowing from Oaxaca to Chicago 
Total Amount Awarded: $15,000

Faculty Global Research Grants Awarded 2018-19

FacultyProject
Jennifer McNutt History of the French Bible (16th-18th c.)
Hannah Stolze Wisdom Based Business: Exploring 3000 Year-Old Truths through a SE Asian Lens
John Trotter Cambridge Fellowship and Global Influences
Total Amount Awarded: $15,000

Faculty Global Research Grants Awarded 2016-17

FacultyProject
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

 

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 Programs and Studies 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: Please use this link to access the application. If applying from off-campus, make sure you are connected to the VPN software, Global Protect. Contact GPS@wheaton.edu or call 630-752-7309 with questions. 

Applications are due by October 3, 2022. 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 December 15.

John Stott Faculty Grants Awarded 2021-22

FacultyProject Title
Boehm, Thomas Disability Development in International Contexts
Jeske, Christine Racial Justice Identifying White Exemplars
Klingler, Timothy Developing/Expanding MCL/HNGR/GPS/Aequitas Programs in Mexico/Latin/South America
McNutt, Jennifer Exploring How French Bibles were Shaped by and for Early Refugee Crisis up until the Edict of Toleration
Taylor, Timothy Teaching and Development: Exploring Non-Western Approaches to Development in Bhutan
Total Amount Awarded: $28,625

 

John Stott Faculty Grants Awarded 2020-21

FacultyProject Title
Alexander, Kathryn Middle Eastern Soft Power and the Politics of Islamic Practice in Italy
Johnson, Karen Wisdom from History: Leaning About and From Christian Interracial Movements in America’s Racial Past
Total Amount Awarded: $10,385

 

John Stott Faculty Grants Awarded 2019-20

FacultyProject Title
Huff, James Formation for transformation: Latin American Christian Leaders in comparative perspective
Johnson, Karen John Perkins, Race, and Reconciliation
Karianjahi, Muhia Christian Camping in the Global South: Models from Christian Camping International (CCI) Regional Networks in Africa, India, Central and South America
Lundin, Cherith Production and Creation: Exploring processes of making and knowing from Oaxaca to Chicago
Sosa, Carlos Latin America and Latino and Latina New Testament Hermeneutics
Tooley, Christa Production and Creation: exploring processes of making and knowing from Oaxaca to Chicago
Total Amount Awarded: $30,108 

John Stott Faculty Grants Awarded 2018-19

FacultyProject Title
Sharenda Barlar and Susan Dunn-Hensley Return of the Pilgrim: Restoring Sacred Networks in Spain and the British Isles
Christine Jeske Voluntary Downward Class Mobility in South Africa
Joonhee Park Forgiven/Forgotten- Rwanda Reconciliation Center Media Installation
Nestor Quiroa Maya Testimonial Literature in Post-Conflict Guatemala: Narratives of a Past and a Peaceful Present
Gilles Tagne Comprehensive assessment of improved and unimproved drinking water sources in urban and rural Sierra Leone, West Africa
John Trotter Majority World Ensemble Leadership Research
Total Amount Awarded: $30,100

John Stott Faculty Grants Awarded 2017-18

FacultyProject 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

 

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:  Applications for the 22-23 Academic year will be posted late fall 2022.