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American Sociological Association: Teaching Enhancement Fund
Deadline: February 1st
Submit completed application in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions or clarification, please contact: email@example.com
Carla B. Howery
Deadline: February 1st
The Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Grant program supports teaching projects that advance the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) within the discipline of sociology. The Carnegie Foundation has defined SoTL as “problem posing about an issue of teaching or learning, study of the problem through methods appropriate to the disciplinary epistemologies, applications of results to practice, communication of results, self-reflection, and peer review” (Cambridge, 2001).
Howery Teaching Grants can support an individual, a program, a department, or a committee of a state/regional association. ASA may award multiple grants, each up to $2,000. Funds can be used for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to: summer salary, equipment, software, travel, meetings, transcription of interviews and survey implementation. Principal criteria for the award are: the project advances the teaching and learning of sociology, serves as a seed project that will continue to have an impact over time, and will be systemic in its impact. The criteria are intentionally flexible in order to accommodate innovative proposals.
Your grant application should include the following:
1. Electronic Cover Sheet. Fill out the cover sheet to include in your application.
2. A grant proposal, maximum of five pages, proposals should; 1. describe the project, including the problem it addresses, the approach to addressing the problem and the empirical basis for evaluating that approach; 2. briefly locate the project in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning literature as well as other relevant literature; 3. include a detailed budget, and 4. describe the expected benefits of the project, including systemic impact
3. A CV for all investigators on the grant
4. IRB documentation where appropriate
ASA membership is not a criterion for application or selection for this grant, however, recipients must be ASA members before the final award is made. ASA membership involves registration as an ASA member via the ASA website and acceptance of and adherence to the ASA Code of ethics. Applications from all sub-areas of the discipline are welcome. Grantees must provide documentation of pertinent IRB approval for the funded project.
Grantees are required to submit mid-year and final reports, and are strongly encouraged to prepare a poster for presentation at the Howery Teaching Enhancement Grant Benefit Reception "Just Desserts" at the ASA Annual Meeting. Attendance at the reception is optional, although encouraged. The expense of producing the poster can be included in the proposed budget.
Applications should be sent in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All materials must be received by the deadline to be considered. Notification of awards will be sent out in April .
For more information about the Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Grants Program and required materials please contact the Academic and Professional Affairs Program at email@example.com
Howery Teaching Enhancement Grant Recipient Guidelines
The Mid-year report for Howery Teaching Enhancement Grant awardees is due 6 months after the agreed upon start date of the grant. For a detailed list of requirements please click the link provided below
Mid-year Report Requirements (PDF)
The Final report for Howery Teaching Enhancement Grant awardees is due 12 months after the agreed upon start date of the grant. For a detailed list of requirements please click the link provided below
Final Report Requirements (PDF)
Example Howery Grant Just Desserts Posters:
If you have additional questions please send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge, BL (2001). Fostering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Communities of Practice. In D. Lieberman & C. Wehlburg (eds.), To improve the academy: Vol 19. Resources for faculty, instructional, and organizational development (pp.3-16). Bolton, MA: Anker.