Applications due 16 February 2017
ABOUT: The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research is now accepting proposals to support interactions between faculty and students focused on investigations of ethical issues or ethics in general. Efforts may be channeled through existing or new courses, free-standing seminars, panel discussions, symposia, workshops, visiting speakers, or other events. Any proposed course or event must directly address and wrestle with ethical questions – past or present – pertinent to contemporary societies, cultures, and individuals. Perspectives from any discipline or method are welcome, including the study of texts, histories, philosophies, religious traditions, cultures, aesthetic movements, current events, and theories.
Up to two awards in the amount of $750 each will be made annually to underwrite reimbursable expenses in support of the course or related research (speaker fees, cost of course materials, field-trip expenses, refreshments for meetings, rental of space or equipment for presentations, other research related expenses, and the like).
At semester’s end, grantees must provide a report to the Glasscock Center on the success of their curriculum enhancement efforts. They will also be asked to administer two assessments, based on a template provided with the acceptance letter, to their students at semester’s beginning and end.
This grant is made possible by the Mary Jane and Carrol O. Buttrill ’38 Endowed Fund for Ethics and is part of the Fund’s series of lectures and roundtable discussions coordinated by the Glasscock Center.
ELIGIBILITY: All faculty at Texas A&M University are invited to apply.
APPLICATION: Applicantsfor this grant must provide a description of how the course or event will foster interaction between faculty and students, a description of topics and issues to be investigated and their significance for undergraduates, and a budget showing how the $750 award will be used.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: In addition to your application, please send the following as email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A course syllabus or event plan (including details of speakers, dates and locations of events)
- A short (2-page) c.v. of each faculty member and/or visiting speaker involved in the course or event
Applications will be considered incomplete until all information has been received, at which time an email confirming receipt will be sent to you.
Thursday, 16 February 2017, 5 p.m.