The University Writing Program will be giving out the Julian Clement Chase Prize, named after a D.C. area student who died while serving in Afghanistan and loved Washington, D.C. Submissions are due by May 20, 2019. Learn more here.
Through the generous support of the NASPA Foundation and their donors, NASPA is announcing a new scholarship for NASPA's professional development programs. The purpose of these scholarships is to provide access to professional development opportunities for individuals that might not otherwise have the financial means to participate. The professional development events available for this application cycle are the following:
Complete applications will include:
· Online demographic information (which you can fill out here)
· Application Questions
· Current résumé or CV
· Completed Budget Template with necessary backup.
Recipients of the scholarships must produce pre-engagement and post-engagement blogs/essays/social media posts, as well as volunteer at least two hours during the selected conference. Specific engagement and volunteer activities will be confirmed with the selected recipients.
Teagle’s call for proposals is out!
The Teagle Foundation’s initiative is “to support and strengthen liberal arts education, which we see as fundamental to meaningful work, effective citizenship, and a fulfilling life.” It seeks to strengthen civic education throughout the undergraduate curriculum and disciplines as a means of challenging and defining American democracy.
The most successful proposals are expected to transcend additions to the course catalog and mirror an initiative to integrative learning, aiding the student body and capable of being sustained well beyond the distribution of the grant. See http://www.teaglefoundation.org/Grants-Initiatives/How-We-Grant/For-Grantseekers-(1) for details on submission.
Interested in Living and Learning with Students? Apply for a Faculty in Residence or Faculty Guide position
The application for faculty who are interested in joining GWUs Faculty in Residence and Faculty Guide programs is open until February 15th.Read More
Imagining America’s Newsletter has some great content this month:
Looking for a short read to motivate your civic thinking for the next semester?
Check out Democracy Under Siege: A Category 4 Storm https://www.aacu.org/aacu-news/newsletter/2018/november/perspectives
How about a longer read for over break? Check out "Jumping into Civic Life: Stories of Public Work from Extension Professionals"
Edited by Scott J. Peters (former IA faculty co-director), Theodore R. Alter, and Timothy J. Shaffer. Through eight richly-detailed oral histories, this book helps to open our imagination to the possibilities for professionals to make constructive contributions to the task of making democracy work as it should. The first-hand stories of public work in these oral histories are told by professionals from six different states who either chose or were invited to jump into civic life as active participants. Kettering Foundation Press
Ready to share new Community Engaged Scholarship class next semester? Call for Abstracts: 2019 Community Development Education Symposium -Funding is Available!
The consortium invites Imagining America members who teach community development courses to submit an abstract proposal for the 2019 Community Development Education Symposium that will take place in Detroit, MI, from May 16th-19th. The symposium will convene educators to discuss innovative curricula and educational practices, while exploring the current and future state of community development education.
A limited number of travel stipends will be made available to individuals that are accepted to participate in the symposium. For more information regarding participation please click the link, here.
In addition, individuals participating in the symposium will also be eligible to apply for one of five community development innovation mini-grants (approximately $5,000/grant).
KACIF is a great way for students to get support with funding to help offset the expenses of unpaid internships in the non-profit or government sectors. Encourage your students to apply and take advantage of great opportunities to gain career experience while at GW!
The GW Noyce Scholarship program has a focus on training students who are in STEM concentrations to become teachers in high-need secondary schools after graduation from GW. Scholarships up to $20,000 per year will be available for juniors and seniors admitted into the GW Noyce program.Read More
This week we’re highlighting some take aways from the Imagining America Blog Salon. This selection on Public Scholarship and Resistance, written by a doctoral student as part of the PAGE program is a great tool for discussion in graduate level classes or among colleagues this week.
For more information on how your graduate students can be involved in the PAGE program check out this link https://imaginingamerica.org/student-engagement/apply-for-page/
The Teagle Foundation recently announced an RFP for initiatives related to Education for for American Civic Life,
Through “Education for American Civic Life,” the Foundation seeks to elevate the civic objectives of liberal arts education through faculty-led efforts within the curriculum grounded in the issues that define and challenge American democracy.
For more information: http://www.teaglefoundation.org/Grants-Initiatives/Current-Initiatives-Listing
Dr. Kurtzman of GW's Nursing school Awarded the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship
GW Nursing's Dr. Ellen Kurtzman will get an opportunity to shape policy through her work as a fellow.
“I want to really learn how legislation happens, and the best way for me to do that is through an immersive Hill experience,” Dr. Kurtzman said. Her research and scholarship have addressed the effects of federal and state policies and programs on health care quality and the role of the health care workforce in higher value care. “I always think about my research through a policy lens,” she said. “But I have not had real-world policymaking experience. I’m hoping that this fellowship will ignite dozens of new research questions, sharpen my existing questions and heighten the policy impact of my research to improve patient care and public health.”
For more information see the full article here: https://nursing.gwu.edu/faculty-headed-capitol-hill-shape-policy
President Knapp met with 2017-2018 Knapp Fellows Chloe King and Gayatri Malhotra to hear about the projects that they undertook over the course of the year and how community engaged scholarship made a difference in the places that they conducted their projects. Want to learn more about Gayatri's project? Check out this interview with her https://www.gwnashmancenter.org/the-nashman-faculty-update/2017/12/22/knapp-fellow-spotlight-gayatri-malhotra learn more about Chloe's project here https://www.gwnashmancenter.org/the-nashman-faculty-update/2017/11/3/knapp-fellow
We are so proud of the outgoing Knapp Fellows as was President Knapp!
He also met with incoming Knapp Fellows Gillian Joseph and Kristen McInerney to hear about their planned Knapp Fellowship projects for the 2018-2019 academic year and how they will engage the community with their research. To see what inspires Gillian and Kristen's work check out their interviews here: