Pew National Fellowship Program Calls for Applications
The Pew National Fellowship Program for Carnegie Scholars (formerly called the Pew Scholars Program) invites applications from faculty in the field of history (among other disciplines) for the year 2000-01. The deadline for application is December 6, 1999.
The program is part of the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), a major initiative of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is intended to support the development of a scholarship of teaching and learning, enhance the practice and profession of teaching, and bring to faculty members' work as teachers the recognition and reward afforded to other forms of scholarly work in higher education.
The program is not an award for teaching excellence; nor is it a teaching improvement workshop. Its primary purpose is to create a community of scholars who will contribute to the scholarship of teaching. Scholars are chosen on the basis of their work and a project proposal that adheres to these guiding principles: that the work should be public, susceptible to critical review and evaluation, and accessible for exchange and use by other members of one's scholarly community. The foundation is interested in work that explores not only the teacher's practice but also the character and depth of student learning that results from that practice.
The project pays a $6,000 stipend to the scholar and covers on-site costs of a sum mer residence experience and interim meetings. The teachers' institutions are expected to cover travel expenses. For details about the Carnegie Scholars Program, contact Marcia Babb, Project Manager, Carnegie Foundation, at (650) 566-5145 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Detailed information is also available at the Carnegie Foundation's web site, http://www.carnegiefoundation.org.
CASTL is supported in part by the Pew Charitable Trusts, which foster nonprofit activities in areas such as culture, education, religion, and public policy.
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