Faculty Resources: Faculty Funding Resources from Academic Centers
The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship (CPGC) advances Haverford's commitment to peace and social justice through research, education and action. It integrates innovative scholarship and responsible civic engagement around contemporary issues of global significance. There are several funding opportunities available to faculty whose research, teaching and other activities fall within the Center's mission.
Faculty/Curricular Support Fund
The CPGC supports Haverford faculty members in their efforts to integrate experiential and service learning into their teaching and mentoring. This might take the form of travel in conjunction with courses, or the development of new courses with experiential learning components. Monthly application deadlines.
Faculty Summer Research Awards
The Faculty Summer Research Awards consist of stipends to support faculty research over the summer months. Tenured, tenure-track and continuing faculty are encouraged to apply by submitting research proposals that grow out of their intellectual interests and are aligned with the Center’s mission. These awards are stipends and not linked to specific project costs. Annual application deadline.
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Faculty Student Research Assistantships
As part of its efforts to enable faculty to pursue their research interests and share that work with students, the CPGC funds six student research assistant positions during the academic year. Research projects should fall within the Center's mission to enable the study, promotion and understanding of peace and global citizenship. Full-time and continuing faculty wishing to employ a student researcher (max. 100 hours/student) should submit a short description of the project and the work in which the student would be engaged. Twice yearly application deadlines (fall & spring).
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Off-Campus Conferences & Workshops Fund
The Off-Campus Conferences and Workshops Fund allows faculty to attend short-term educational, training, and networking experiences related to the Center's mission. Monthly application deadlines.
On-Campus Events Fund
The CPGC sponsors a wide variety of on-campus events designed to spur thoughtful dialogue on issues of global significance. The format may vary, running the gamut from a panel discussion to technical training to a lecture/performance. Regardless of the format, the goal is to provide members of the Haverford community with access to recognized expertise on important issues in a way that stimulates intellectual reflection. Monthly application deadlines.
The John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities welcomes suggestions and proposals for staging arts events, including performances, short-term (3-5 day) artist residencies, and exhibits. Then these links:
Held apart from the regular class schedules and for faculty only, the annual year-long seminar offers time for colleagues to weigh concepts integral to contemporary humanistic inquiry and to examine their strategic usage in cultural and scholarly discourse. The participants are a rotating complement of Haverford faculty selected from many departments across the academic divisions and joined by a Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow whose field relates tp the seminar theme. Faculty receive one course release for their participation and a book allowance.
Proposing and Leading a Seminar
The Center provides up to $3,500 per year for Faculty Working Groups of local scholars focusing on a common research interest. Groups should be led by a Haverford faculty member and generally be constituted by at least five members, several of whom should be drawn from Haverford's faculty.
The Center sponsors ongoing Faculty Reading Groups which gather regularly to study texts of mutual interest. Up to $500 is available for books and refreshments.
Visual Culture: Tuttle Fund for Development of Visual Culture Across the Curriculum
This fund encourages innovative and experimental approaches to visual culture across the curriculum. To advance the integration of visuality in disciplines ranging beyond Art History and Fine Arts, and to engage students in its various theoretical, generic, and material modes, these grants support development of new courses, the major renovation of existing courses, and/or the creation of interdisciplinary curricular offerings in various areas of visual culture. Proposed work will require resources not normally available through departments or the Provost's Office and will address specific curricular goals.
Access / Enrichment Grants
Recognizing that the stimulus for innovative research and teaching, as well as for the organization of public events, often emerges from ideas and experiences encountered outside the faculty's usual scholarly societies and conferences, the Humanities Center supports several Access/Enrichment Grants each year.
Course Innovation/Renovation Grants
Funding is available to help fashion a new course or renovate an existing one to augment its intellectual scope and appeal to students broadly interested in humanistic inquiry.
Course Enhancement Grants
Funding of up to $500 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.
Summer Interdisciplinary Curricular Institute
Through its Summer Institute for Interdisciplinary Curricular Development, the Center offers opportunities for faculty to devote sustained quality time in the summer for close, collaborative work on course design and pedagogical technique.
Student Research Assistants
Humanities Faculty or Departments may apply for funding of $4,300 to cover student wages and materials for up to 10 weeks of summer work.
Forums: Symposia / Forums / Speakers
The Humanities Center will provide up to $12,000 to stage a symposium, conference, or other public event that offers students opportunities to engage in advanced concerns and scholarship in the humanities or social sciences.
KINSC Travel Stipend
Funds are available to support travel to professional meetings and training workshops. These funds will be made available in consultation with the Provost’s office so that any funds granted complement, rather than overlap with, Provostial travel funds. Requests should not exceed $3,000.00.
Faculty/Student Domestic and International Projects
Significant research projects that require sustained (3-5 years) collaborative work with domestic or international academic institutions and involve students will be supported. Such collaborative efforts may involve work in which the faculty and students will travel to another institution, either during the academic year or in the summer or winter breaks. Other models, involving more proximal labs, would enable students to periodically receive training and/or gain access to resources that enrich their senior thesis projects at Haverford. Given the cost of travel and lodging, this fund is meant to be a major grant involving requests up to $25,000.00 per year and may not exceed a total of $75,000.00 over the course of the project. (We are currently funding Iruka-University of Ghana and Karin-Lund University)
Funds for symposia covering topics in interdisciplinary areas such as environmental studies, public health, and science and society will be available. During the first budget cycle, these symposia will be developed by the Steering Committee, in conversation with the Hurford Humanities Center and the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship. In future years, the KINSC will solicit projects from the faculty and facilitate the administration and organization of these events.