The Dean of Faculty and the Levitt Center invite Hamilton College faculty to apply for two types of grants. These grants are designed to support faculty who wish to incorporate the theory and practice of social change, using the lens of transformational leadership and innovation, into a new or existing course. They also aim to support Hamilton College’s educational goals of a curriculum that fosters creativity; as well as ethical, informed and engaged citizenship.
Courses may be taught in any department, and topics and pedagogies may vary. It is expected that faculty will teach a course in their field of study that helps students gain the academic knowledge and skills they need to be innovators and leaders who aim to bring about positive social change.
Grants for new courses: Each grant will provide $2,500 for the development of a course, plus up to $1,500 for materials and travel expenses. An additional stipend of $1000 will be provided after the course has been taught twice. Please submit a proposal of one to two pages that explains which course you will be teaching and a budget with estimated expenses.
Grants for existing courses: These awards, which provide a one-time $750 stipend, are for faculty who wish to add a leadership and social innovation component to an existing course. Please submit a proposal of one page that explains which course you will be teaching and how you intend to adapt it.
A committee of Levitt Council members, Levitt Center staff, and a representative from the Dean of Faculty office will evaluate the proposals. Successful applicants should submit the new course for departmental and CAP approval during the 2014-2015 academic year. The course should then be offered Spring of 2015 or Fall 2015. Interested applicants may contact Levitt Center staff for questions regarding their proposal.
Please send applications and any questions to email@example.com. We will consider applications on a rolling basis beginning June 1 until a final deadline of June 30, 2014.