This program is designed to support collaborations and seminars of 2-10 faculty for specific curriculum development or teaching improvement objectives. Usually these groups meet for one or two weeks in May; other schedules and meeting times may be proposed. Each participant receives a $500 stipend per week.
The Committee on Honors and Interdisciplinary Studies solicits and reviews proposals from all areas of Arts & Sciences. The committee encourages proposals designed to develop courses or other curricular structures that involve undergraduate research or inquiry-based learning. Proposals that do not have this emphasis are, of course, also welcome. The Committee funds proposals according to the program's principles and guidelines.
Proposals are due to the Charles Center on Monday, April 8, 2013 for 2013 projects. You may apply for funding whether (a) you already know who the other seminar participants will be or (b) you would like the seminar topic advertised to attract additional participants.
- All full- or part-time faculty with a contract for a teaching position at William and Mary after the summer of the grant are eligible to propose, or participate in, a May Seminar.
- While seminars under this program usually take place in May, this is not a requirement of the program. Seminars may be scheduled at any time that is convenient for participants.
- Individual projects are not eligible for this program.
- Projects eligible for consideration under the College's summer research grant program are not eligible for this program.
- Please contact your department's IT liaison if you are proposing a project that involves educational technology. Liaisons should be involved in the process as early as possible to make sure that technical elements of the project are achievable.
Participants in a May Seminar will each received a stipend of $500 per week, or the equivalent for a different period of time.
How to Submit a Proposal
Download and complete the application form (doc) and submit it to Joel Schwartz [[jxschw]] as an email attachment.
Please contact Joel Schwartz at [[jxschw]] with any questions.