Kate Regan Faculty Development Fund

Introduction

The Collaborative for International Studies and Global Outreach (CISGO) is pleased to announce the continuation of the Kate Regan Faculty Development grants for 2021 – 2022. A generous donor has created a grant to support faculty in the humanities (English, History, International Languages and Cultures, Performing and Fine Arts, Philosophy, and Theology) whose teaching and scholarship encompasses international and intercultural topics. The donor desires that this grant will honor Dr. Kate Regan, who was a tireless advocate for junior faculty; therefore, applications from junior faculty will be given priority.

A total of $10,000 has been generously donated for this grant, which is designed for faculty members in the humanities to support an internationally focused research project that contributes to the internationalization of the University of Portland by incorporating international perspectives into teaching or curricular development. The selection committee will decide on awarding  a single $10K grant, or smaller grants depending on the application pool. The funding may be used for the following reasons:

  • For international travel for research, course development, or scholarly collaboration with colleagues in other countries beyond the USA and/or internationally focused professional development.
  • As a stipend to pay for research, course development, or scholarly collaboration with colleagues in other countries beyond the USA and/or internationally focused professional development. NOTE: Any portion of the grant used as a stipend will be subject to deduction of taxes and fringe benefits.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrates a deep and growing knowledge of the research topic;
  • Provides a clear plan for dissemination at UP, including participating in public lectures, CISGO workshops,
  • Includes goals for external dissemination such as peer-reviewed publications.
  • Makes clear, creative, and effective use of the University of Portland Global and Intercultural Learning Outcomes (GILOs) in the proposed course and/or curricular development;
  • Demonstrates that this project will contribute significantly to increasing international and intercultural awareness at UP, e.g., its applicability to teaching and course development.

Timeline for 2021 – 2022 Grants:

  • February 1, 2021: optional Application draft for review by CISGO executive committee.
    • Applicants seeking feedback may submit a draft of their application to oiedi@up.edu. The draft should include the following.
      • Applicant Name, Email, and Department:
      • Title of project:
      • Abstract (150 words):
      • Description of the project (500 words): This description should include answers to the following questions.
        • How will this project incorporate specific Global and Intercultural Learning Outcomes (GILOs)?
        • How will this project contribute to internationalization at UP?
        • What is the timeline for project? Please also include potential contingencies in the event of extended international travel prohibition due to COVID-19.
      • Description of plan for dissemination (330 words): This description should include answers to the following questions.
        • How will you share your work at UP? For example, will you offer public lectures and/or workshops, participate in CISGO workshops, serve as a peer resource for internationalization in your area of expertise, or other modes of engagement?
        • How will you disseminate your work externally, such as peer-reviewed publications, conference presentations, etc?
      • Provide an itemized budget for all expenses relating to the project, e.g., stipend, travel expenses, and other direct expenses necessary to complete the project. Include any other sources of funding for the project.
  • March 1, 2021: feedback on draft provided by CISGO’s executive committee.
  • March 22, 2021: final application and supporting materials due. Submit electronically here.
  • April 1, 2021: grant recipient(s) announced.
  • 2021 – 2022: grant should be used by January 1 2023.  Grantees may request an extension in their grant work beyond this project end date, depending upon the circumstances.  These requests must be submitted at least 1 month prior to the January 1, 2023 deadline.

Application Materials to be Submitted by Faculty Member:

  • Completed application form 
  • CV
  • Letter of endorsement from department chair (copying the dean of CAS), agreeing that applying for this grant is consistent with the applicant’s scholarship and teaching plan.
  • If applicable, letter of support from the applicant’s international collaborator or senior colleague that specifically addresses the quality and significance of the applicant’s proposed project.

The application and accompanying documents will be reviewed by the CISGO Executive Committee.