To: All Faculty
From: Jim Ralph, Dean of the Faculty
Date: March 20, 2012
SUBJECT: ADA HOWE KENT FACULTY GRANTS
I am pleased to announce that this year we are once again able to invite proposals for Ada Howe Kent grants. These grants offer funds (this year the range will be between $1,500 and $3,000) to faculty who are developing unusually ambitious new courses, exploring new curricular approaches, or are pursuing research or creative projects that would benefit from such support. This initiative was made possible by the Ada Howe Kent Foundation.
Eligibility for Ada Howe Kent grants extends to all faculty members.
Ada Howe Kent grants are normally not awarded for projects that faculty are pursuing on academic leave.
Ada Howe Kent funds must be used between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.
The competition is open to proposals of any kind. You may seek funds for any especially promising project in research, artistic production, or curricular innovation that can benefit from financial support. (If you propose to use your grant for new course development, it is expected that you will repeat the course, so that it can establish itself as a new enrichment of the curriculum).
Priority in awarding funds will be given to applicants who have already sought support from other sources, or to worthy projects unlikely to be funded from more conventional sources. Information on other funding sources is available in the Office of the Coordinator of Sponsored Research at the Library. We will also take into account applicants’ past support from this fund.
Faculty with projects that involve community outreach should consider applying for a Service Learning grant from the Alliance for Civic Engagement. http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/ace/servicelearning/aoegrants
Applicants for an Ada Howe Kent grant should provide a current CV, a brief summary of the project for which support is sought, together with a calendar and detailed budget. Please send the information to Lynn Dunton, Old Chapel 105.
The deadline for applications is Monday, April 16th. Applicants will be notified of decisions by the end of April.
For further information, please contact me (ext. 5908) or Lynn Dunton (ext. 3085).