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