Grant & Research Opportunities
Brandeis University is now accepting applications from full-time faculty members for the ENACT Fellowship. ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation brings the commitment to citizen participation embodied by Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis to students and organizations engaged in state-level legislation across the United States.
Full-time faculty members at colleges and universities in or near state capitals are eligible to apply to join the first cohort of ENACT Fellows. Fellows may be affiliated with any relevant department or program. Online applications are due December 1, 2015 at go.brandeis.edu/ENACT.
ENACT Fellows will attend a five-day summer workshop hosted by Brandeis University from May 22-26, 2016. All expenses for participation in the workshop, including travel and tuition, are paid by the ENACT Fellowship.
Over the next four years, ENACT Fellows will build new courses or enhance existing courses to engage students in hands-on study and work related to state-level legislation. Every ENACT Fellow receives grant funds to support his or her course development and course work.
ENACT Fellows will join a burgeoning national network of schools committed to preparing undergraduates to be effective participants in the political system. Fellows will advance this work together, learning from one another’s pedagogy and sharing in each other’s successes. ENACT Fellows and their students will also have full access to the online ENACT Network.
The schools joining at the May 2016 workshop will be the lead institutions of a higher education network with the goal of eventually expanding to all 50 states.
ENACT is a national expansion of Advocacy for Policy Change, a model program and course for civic engagement that since 2009 has engaged Brandeis undergraduates with the legislative process on key state-level social issues. Professor Melissa Stimell, the instructor of that course, serves as the academic director of ENACT. The program operates under the auspices of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis.
ENACT: The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation will be a major voice in addressing challenges to American democracy by engaging young people around the country in civic activism built on knowledge, cooperation, justice and integrity.
Please visit go.brandeis.edu/ENACT for more about ENACT and the application process. Contact ENACT Coordinator David Weinstein with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-736-2115. And feel free to forward this message to friends and colleagues at your own institution or elsewhere.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
2016 Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty
Humanities: American and English Literatures, Foreign Languages and Literatures (including Area/Cultural/Ethnic/Gender Studies), Art History, Classics, Film, Cinema and Media Studies (theoretical focus) History, Linguistics, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Performance Studies (theoretical focus), Philosophy and Political Theory, Religion and Theology, Theater (non-performance focus)
Social Sciences: Anthropology and Archaeology, Demography, Sociology
Physical Sciences: Computer Science, Earth/Environmental/Geological Sciences, Ecology, Geography and Population Studies, Geology, Mathematics, Oceanographic/Marine/Atmospheric/Planetary Science, Physics and Astronomy
I am pleased to inform you about an exciting fellowship opportunity funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WW). Career Enhancement Fellowships for Junior Faculty aims to increase the presence of minority Junior Faculty (African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Native Alaskans), and other junior faculty members committed to eradicating racial disparities, and breaking down stereotypes and promoting cross-racial understanding in core fields in the arts and sciences. Applicants should 1) be in the third year of the tenure-track teaching appointment at the time of application, 2) teach in one of the eligible academic fields, and 3) be able to accept the award for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The objective of the fellowship program is to aid the scholarly research and intellectual growth of junior faculty (men and women) and improve their chances for moving successfully towards tenure by offering support for twelve months of research and writing. The award includes a maximum $30,000 stipend, a $1,500 research, travel or publication grant, and funding to attend the Annual Retreat. The 2016 Career Enhancement Fellowships application deadline is October 30, 2015.
Both the Mellon Foundation and WW strongly believe that the faculty member’s institution should share in the commitment of support, given the great scholarly benefits and prestige that will accrue to the Career Enhancement Fellow and to the affiliated academic institution. Therefore, the institution is expected to provide the Fellow’s yearly health and benefits coverage and to supplement the award (paid leave or other funding) so the Fellow will receive his/her 2016-2017 academic year salary.
Interested faculty can obtain a 2016 Career Enhancement Fellowships brochure and application/instruction sheet here. These materials can be duplicated. You may also contact me at email@example.com. We hope that the program description has kindled your interest and enthusiasm. We look forward to receiving your application.