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External Grant Opportunities for Faculty

Grant Opportunities

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Assistance Fund for Contingent Faculty

The Conference on College Composition and Communication is accepting applications for the CCCC Assistance Fund for Contingent Faculty. The fund provides awards of $500 for contingent faculty at two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities to travel to the annual CCCC Annual Convention. Applicants must reside more than 300 miles from the convention site. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2014 to be considered for the awards made in January 2015.

Michigan Humanities Council, Heritage Grants

With funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Michigan Humanities Council is launching a new statewide grant program to share local stories about race and culture by exploring the history of all Michigan’s people. These competitive grants will be awarded to nonprofit agencies to support exhibits, digital projects, oral history programs, documentaries, community conversations and other activities that explore and share the history and experiences of local cultural identity groups. Draft proposal period (submitting a draft for feedback is optional): Dec. 1, 2014 through Jan. 30, 2015; Final application deadline: March 16, 2015.

Institute of International Education, Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 310,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fellowship Opportunities

Vermont Studio Center Fellowships for Artists and Writers

Applications are accepted for fellowships and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. To be considered for a fellowship, applicants must submit their applications by one of the three annual fellowship deadlines: February 15, June 15, or October 1. It's advised that applicants should apply at least six months in advance of their preferred start date. Visit the website for more details.

Calls for Papers

Submissions accepted for possible publication in The Community College Enterprise: A Journal of Research and Practice. The journal accepts work primarily from community college educators and administrators and is published in the Fall and Spring. It accepts papers on topics such as: alternative learning strategies, learning, student success, retention, developmental education, leadership, teaching and learning strategies, and interactive learning. Visit the journal's website for more details.

Manuscripts welcome for possible publication in the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching. The journal accepts papers on college and university teaching in the following categories: research, integration, innovation, and inspiration. Papers may be interdisciplinary or specific to one or a group of disciplines, and may address a general or specific audience. For more details, visit the journal's website.

The Journal of College Reading and Learning welcomes submissions for possible publication. The journal publishes investigations on the reading, writing, thinking, and studying of college learners. Visit the journal's website for more details.