[ES_JOBS_NET] Call for Proposals: Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grants for Educators

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Sep 4 12:05:09 MDT 2015

  Call for Proposals: Spencer Foundation Midcareer Grants for Educators


TheSpencer Foundation <http://www.spencer.org/>is pleased to announce 
the second round of its grant program to enrich the work of academic 
midcareer scholars who are seven to twenty years post doctorate. This 
targeted program provides support for those who are interested in 
advancing their understanding of a compelling problem of education by 
acquiring new skills, substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives or 
methodological tools. It is not intended to encourage researchers to 
abandon their existing area of expertise, but rather to build on, 
enrich, and extend that training with the acquisition of new 
methodological tools and/or perspectives about a subject to which they 
have been deeply committed throughout their academic career.

Grant awards will not be confined to proposals to learn a new 
discipline, although in a number of cases that would fit. A psychologist 
studying techniques for promoting positive character development in 
children might spend a year studying philosophical work bearing on 
character development and the proper role of families and schools in 
shaping children’s character. A historian of American education might 
spend a year studying some aspect of the history of education in Brazil 
or France. A scholar who works on the teaching of writing in colleges 
might have reason to acquire a deeper understanding of early literacy.

The Spencer Foundation will fund up to five Midcareer awards to be 
undertaken during the 2016-2017 academic years.  This program is 
intended to provide support for a year-long program of study during 
which time the recipient will be released from teaching and from 
committee service and governance responsibilities on his or her home 
campus, or from other responsibilities as appropriate in other settings.

*Proposals due: September 10, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. Central Time (USA).*

Proposals should be submitted electronically through the Spencer 
Foundation online system. We recommend referencing the Midcareer Grant 
Proposal Submission Guidelines as you complete your application.  Final 
funding decisions will be made in early February 2016, with awards 
available for a start date between June 1, 2016 and October 1, 2016.

Click here for the full call for proposals 
submission guidelines, selection process, and FAQs.

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