LCWA Faculty Grants

The School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA) at the College of Charleston has consistently supported the professional development of teaching faculty members. In addition to the Planning Initiatives Grant and Faculty Research Grant, outlined below are four new initiatives aimed at furthering the support for teaching faculty professional development in LCWA.

In order to simplify the funding application process and to make better use of human resources in LCWA, the application cycle for LCWA-funded faculty awards and grants has been restructured. Instead of three different periods where faculty can apply for LCWA funding, we will shift to one annual application period.

Cycle 1 – For grant requests taking place January 1 – June 30th. Applications are due November 19th.

 

Cycle 2 – For grant requests taking place July 1 – December 31st. Applications are due March 15th.

 

All applications for these grants and awards will be submitted using the online application form


LCWA Dean's Excellence Award in Teaching, Roster Faculty

These awards are to encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in teaching among Roster Faculty teaching LCWA courses. The awardee will receive a certificate and $750.

Note:  The Award for Excellence may not be given every year.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NOMINEES:

  • Nominations may be solicited from former students, faculty members, department chairs, and/or higher-level administrators. Individual faculty may nominate themselves.
  • Individuals who received a teaching award during the previous three years are not eligible.
  • Nominees must submit a portfolio of material.
  • The individual must be roster faculty and must have been responsible for teaching at least two courses during each of the last two years. 
  • Excellence and effectiveness should be demonstrated in the portfolio material.
  • The materials presented should cover the previous two-year period only.

TIMELINE

January 31: Associate Dean notifies faculty on application procedures.

February 28: Portfolios are due to the Associate Dean.

March: Review is conducted by the selection committee.

April 2: Committee sends name of awardee to the Associate Dean.

May: Awards are announced.

 

LCWA Dean's Excellence Award in Research, Roster Faculty

This award is intended to encourage and reward excellence in research for roster faculty. The awardee will receive a certificate and $750.

Note:  The Award for Excellence in Research may not be given every year.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NOMINEES:

  • Nominations may come from faculty members, department chairs, and/or higher-level administrators. Faculty may nominate themselves.
  • Individuals who received an award during the previous three years are not eligible.
  • Nominees must submit a portfolio of material.
  • The individual must be a roster faculty member who has been teaching for  at least three years at the College of Charleston.
  • The materials and evidence must be from the previous three years only.

TIMELINE

January 31: Associate Dean notifies faculty on application procedures.

February 28: Portfolios are due to the Associate Dean.

March: Review is conducted by the selection committee.

April 2: Committee sends name of awardee to the Associate Dean.

May: Awards are announced.

 

LCWA Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Adjuncts

These awards are to encourage and reward excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in teaching among adjuncts teaching LCWA courses. The awardee will receive a teaching grant for up to $750.

Note:  The Award for Excellence may not be given every year.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NOMINEES:

  • Nominations may be solicited from former students, faculty members, department chairs, and/or higher-level administrators.  Individual adjuncts may nominate themselves.
  • Individuals who received a teaching award during the previous three years are not eligible.
  • Nominees must submit a portfolio of material.
  • The individual must be an adjunct who has been responsible for teaching at least two courses during each of the last two years. 
  • Excellence and effectiveness should be demonstrated in the portfolio material.
  • The materials presented should cover the previous two-year period only.

TIMELINE

January 31: Associate Dean notifies faculty on application procedures.

February 28: Portfolios are due to the Associate Dean.

March: Review is conducted by the selection committee.

April 2: Committee sends name of awardee to the Associate Dean.

May: Awards are announced.

Planning Initiatives Grant

The LCWA Planning Inititatives Grant is intended to fund and support new programs, courses, or other projects and activities that promote the goals of the School. This is not intended to serve individual professional research goals. This is separate from funding allocated to departments or funds available from offices outside the School. Applicants should fill out and submit the online form located here.

Faculty Research Grant

The LCWA Faculty Research Grant is intended to support new and ongoing scholarly and creative activities for individual faculty members of the school. This fund is intended to promote professional research goals, such as: travel to support research, the purchase of research materials (books, databases, supplies, equipment, etc.), summer courses, institutes, workshops (e.g. OPI training), subsidies for publication, and courses to learn an additional foreign language that will enhance your current research or to pursue new areas of research. Please note that these grants are not primarily intended for delivering a paper at scholarly conferences. The application is an online form located here.

Junior Faculty Colloquia Series

The Junior Faculty Colloquia Series is established as a Dean’s initiative for faculty development. The objectives of this faculty development initiative are twofold: First, to provide an intellectual platform in LCWA for non-tenured faculty members to present their work to the general community prior to submission for publication consideration. Second, and for the purpose of constructive feedback and a critical first “outside review,” junior faculty members get to invite a senior colleague to campus for the purpose mentioned above. The senior colleague is to be a leading colleague in the junior faculty member’s field on faculty at a college/university based in the US. The invited scholar provides oral and written feedback on the manuscript in preparation for submission. The invited senior scholar is to give a formal review of the junior colleague’s work that will begin the open conversation among colleagues present at the colloquium. LCWA colleagues will be given a copy of the junior scholar’s manuscript in advance of the colloquium.

Junior faculty colleagues should express interest to their department chair or program director and then complete the application form on the LCWA webpage. 

The application is an online form located here.

Dean's Collaborative Interdisciplinary Summer Research Award for International Engagement

The Dean’s Collaborative Interdisciplinary Summer Research Grant serves to foster interdisciplinary international engagement among roster faculty in LCWA and colleagues in other schools of the College who research within the same geographical region. This award is intended as a cross-school, interdisciplinary initiative. The result of the collaboration must yield the development of a co-authored work or proposed course on the region. There must be a minimum of three colleagues. At least one must be a roster faculty member of LCWA, and at least one must be a roster faculty member within a different department and/or program outside of LCWA.

Proposing faculty members are to submit an application that details the nature of the collaboration, intended outcome(s), international location engaged, and proposed timeline for the outcome(s). The maximum amount of the award is $10,000.00. Faculty clusters may receive this award only once.

Proposing faculty must apply through the online form located here.

Pedagogy and Teaching Grant for New Course Development

This grant is intended to offer support to teaching faculty members who are engaged in new course development in LCWA. The curriculum committee within the department or program MUST approve the intended new course for development. In the absence of a committee, the Chair or Director must approve the new course development. The awarded funds are for the purchase of materials that will be pertinent to the course development (books, film, etc.). The amount of this award is $500.00.

The application is an online form located here.

Professional Development Award for Adjunct Faculty

This award is for LCWA adjunct faculty members who are presenting at a professional, academic conference or attending a professional development workshop in his or her field. It is intended to defray costs associated with conference travel, lodging and meals. Adjunct faculty members must submit “proof of participation” to the department chair or program director and to Associate Dean Morrison.

Interested adjunct faculty members must apply online here.

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