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Volume XXIII No. 1 - Jan. 15, 1999

Grants News

BHSU Update





Instructional improvement committee is receiving applications

The instructional improvement committee is ready to receive applications for course releases for the 1999-2000 school year.

Course releases are available to any full-time faculty member with the approval of his/her dean and department chair. Course releases will be for one semester during the regular academic year. Consideration will be given for summer stipends for faculty unable to apply for a course release for the regular academic year because of documented departmental staffing problems.

Course releases may be granted to:

  • design a new course which will be infused with technology or offered through the internet;
  • redesign an existing course so that it is infused with technology or offered for internet delivery;
  • design a new course or redesign an existing course to be presented collaboratively with other BHSU faculty;
  • significantly redesign an existing course; or design a new course.

Proposals for course releases will be reviewed by the instructional improvement committee in February so that the recommendations may be made and approved by April. Proposals should be submitted to the grants and special projects office in Woodburn 220, by the last Friday in January, and will consist of a proposal following the specified format. A copy of the guidelines and proposal format are available from the grants office web page or by contacting your dean or department chair for a hard copy. Ten copies of the proposal are needed so that each member of the IIC can review it. Proposal writers may be requested to make an oral presentation to the committee in support of a proposal.

Faculty-research committee has funds available

The faculty-research committee has funds available for the current fiscal year. Write a short (about three-page) proposal. Proposal forms are available at the academic affairs office. The faculty research committee will review applications Feb. 4.

Proposals are due Feb. 1. It is anticipated that successful applicants will request support for faculty release time, research equipment, travel to research sites, research support for the production of creative work. Education, social science and humanities proposals are encouraged. Funds for two three-hour release times are available for the spring and fall 1999 semesters. You can apply now. The research committee will not provide salary. The committee may approve payment to student or non-student research assistants. Mail ten copies of your proposal to USB 9550.

Grants opportunities listed

Below are the program materials received Dec. 7 - Jan. 13 in the grants office, 220 Woodburn. For copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • 1999 National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program. Department of Agriculture. Cooperative state research, education, and extension service. Applications are invited for competitive grant awards in agricultural, forest, and related environmental sciences under the National Research Initiative (NRI) Competitive Grants Program. For further information contact: USDA/CSREES/NRI, Stop 2241, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-2241. Phone: (202) 401-5022.
  • Wildlife Forever. Grants to support enhancing wildlife and fish populations, conserving wildlife and aquatic habitat, promoting wildlife and fish habitat and quality, watchable wildlife related projects.
  • NSF. EPA. EPA/NSF Partnership for Environmental Research. Opportunity for grants in environmental statistics. Due March 10.
  • Department of Education. Technology Innovation Challenge Grants. Due March 12.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS-RAND Science and Technology Policy Intern Program; Science Scholars in Higher Education for Development Program; Fellowships for Scientists and Engineers.

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