Faculty Funding

  • Curriculum Development

    Access Grants

    This program provides financial support to attend humanistic programming linked to research and teaching that is not supported by the Faculty Travel Fund or Faculty Research Fund.

    Grants are available for visits to temporary exhibitions or special engagement performances sponsored by museums, libraries, arts presenters, and universities. Funds may be used for travel and admission or registration, but not for material items (books, etc.).

    Apply

    Deadline: Rolling

    Up to $600; one grant per faculty member per year

    Apply

    View Past Access Grants


    Course Innovation/Renovation Grants

    Funding is available to help fashion a new course or renovate an existing one with an eye to innovative pedagogy and humanistic research areas.

    Funds may be used for:

    • A sequence of class visits and public presentations by one or several outside scholars, experts, or artists whose contributions are integral, not merely supplementary, to the course design (up to $3,000)
    • Trips to libraries, collections, or other sites by the instructor to gather materials necessary for course preparation (up to $2,000)
    Apply

    Deadlines:
    Fall: Monday, October 18th, 2013
    Spring: March 2nd, 2014

    Apply

    View Past Innovation/Renovation Grants


    Course Trip Grants

    Up to $500 in funding is available to support class visits to libraries, collections, or other sites.

    The grants are for one-time exploratory class trips. The Center does not support ventures beyond the initial grant.

    Apply

    Deadlines:
    Fall: Monday, October 18th, 2013
    Spring: March 2nd, 2014

    Apply

    View Past Course Trip Grants


    Tuttle Fund for the Development of Visual Culture Across the Curriculum

    This fund encourages new approaches to visual culture across the curriculum, in particular the integration of visuality in courses and research across the three Divisions.

    • Curricular Consultations by faculty from other institutions on methods of integrating visual theory and practice into their teaching (up to $1,500)
    • Travel to cultural sites to study relevant pedagogical techniques and/or primary works for course development (up to $750)
    • Travel and tuition to attend courses or workshops to gain expertise in visual praxis and pedagogy (up to $750)
    • Short-term (50-100 hrs.) student research assistance to aid in any aspect of course development
    • Procurement of relevant instructional materials where library holdings are inadequate: slides, videos, books, etc. that are clearly delineated within a course syllabus (up to $500)
    • Organization of a speaker series /artist series directly tied to a course's pedagogy and open to broad constituencies interested in the work of visual culture on campus (up to $5,000)
    • Curating an exhibition-cum-panel presentation directly tied to a course ($2,500-$5,000)
    • Self-designed workshops involving two or more faculty focusing on visual theory and culture across the curriculum. (Up to $1,000 per participant; with another $1,000 for guest expert)
    Apply

    Deadlines:
    Fall: Monday, October 18th, 2013
    Spring: March 2nd, 2014

    Apply


    Interdisciplinary Curricular Institute

    The Hurford Center offers opportunities for faculty to devote sustained time (preferably when classes are not in session) for close, collaborative work on course design and pedagogical technique.

    The Curricular Institute's particular aim is to initiate reflection on new interdisciplinary courses that might be offered in more than one department. Such courses might be developed at different levels of the curriculum but should prove especially rewarding at advanced levels.

    Proposals should outline a preliminary course design, on which two or more faculty are collaborating, describing the course's place within the humanistic curricular contexts of relevant departments and the College curriculum at large, as well as a detailed plan for development during at least three weeks of the summer (or some other mutually agreeable time frame).

    Apply

    Deadlines:
    Fall: Monday, October 18th, 2013
    Spring: March 2nd, 2014

    $1,000 stipend per participating faculty member; up to three members per project; faculty must represent more than a single department.
    Open to all returning faculty; two grants sponsored per academic year.

    Apply

  • Humanities Forums

    Shades of Occupation talk by Nadje Al-Ali, Professor of Gender Studies at the Centre for Gender Studies at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Photo: Brad Larrison.

    HCAH supports comprehensive symposia that draw together critical voices in current faculty areas of study or new areas of exploration, encouraging faculty to think broadly and creatively about developing symposia that could enhance, sustain, and begin strong research programs at the College:

    • Could you imagine bringing to Haverford colleagues who might collaborate with you on a new research project?
    • Might you invite scholars who present research papers that become the basis of your edited book?
    • Are you embarking on a new research project, and want to introduce yourself to the major voices in that field?
    • Are you trying to create and sustain momentum and intellectual community as you prepare for or return from a leave?
    • Have you just completed a piece that you want to celebrate on campus, exploring its implications for your field going forward?
    Apply

    Deadlines:
    Fall: Monday, October 18th, 2013
    Spring: March 21st, 2014

    Up to $10,000.

    Apply

    View Past Forums

    The Center envisions a great range of symposia. Some could invite artists, curators, scholars, and other practitioners in the humanities and put them in dialogue with one another. Faculty working in interdisciplinary programs might benefit from an infusion of colleagues from beyond Haverford to hold a series of conversations that could illuminate new interconnections at the College. Others could use this funding line, for instance, to reimagine a course in which they wish to engage students in the most innovative work in their discipline, or in the experience of building and envisioning a high-level scholarly colloquium as part of the course.

    Funds may be used for expenses to bring outside symposium participants to Haverford (honoraria, travel expenses, entertainment, etc.) and to allow for student research opportunities in preparation for the public event. The faculty member(s) proposing the event will determine the roles of visitors, students, and Haverford faculty in it, as well as the event's format. The Center welcomes applications from faculty at all stages of their careers, which extend and reimagine symposia in the interest of fostering a variety of forms of intellectual production and pursuit on campus.

    Proposals should provide:

    • a description that includes format, possible participants, dates, schedule, and projected budget
    • an explanation of the intellectual scope of the project and its relationship to Haverford's academic program

    Note: Requests must be submitted at least one semester before event is to take place.

  • Working Groups

    The Hurford Center supports Faculty Working Groups of local scholars focused on a common research interest.

    Groups should be led by a Haverford faculty member and will generally include at least five members, some of whom should be drawn from Haverford's faculty.

    Current Working Groups

    American Studies
    Andrew Friedman, afriedma@haverford.edu
    Apply

    Deadlines:
    Fall: Monday, October 18th, 2013
    Spring: March 2nd, 2014

    Up to $2,500; $1000 stipend for the faculty convener.

    Propose a Working Group