Four faculty retreats focused on the best pedagogical practices for instilling capacities essential for success both within academia and in the world beyond — project management, collaborative research and writing, public presentation, communication in a variety of media and for multiple audiences, digital and quantitative literacy, and teaching the humanities at all levels. Will include faculty from neighboring institutions. Registration for the fall 2019 retreat closed on August 30, 2019.
Support for humanities faculty to undertake course work in other departments or schools or at other institutions, as relevant to new, innovative teaching strategies. Ideally the new skills or learning will enhance collaborative teaching and research involving humanities scholars and their counterparts in other disciplines and will help build new capacities in one or more of the following: quantitative and digital skills, collaboration, writing for multiple audiences, public presentation, project management, and humanities pedagogy beyond the research university. The deadline to apply passed on October 31, 2019. Information about the next round of funding will be available later in the academic year.
Two types of grants: Standard grants (up to $7500) support curricular innovation by one faculty member and bridge grants ($10,000 to $20,000) support interdisciplinary and/or inter-institutional teams of two to four faculty interested in teaching across academic boundaries. The “bridge grants” can be used to support collaboration between programs, departments and schools at Washington University, as well as between humanities departments at Washington University and neighboring institutions (universities, community colleges, museums, secondary schools, etc.). The deadline to apply passed on October 31, 2019. Information about the next round of funding will be available later in the academic year.
Three vertically organized studiolab communities for humanities research and collaboration. The humanities studiolab draws inspiration from both the studio and the laboratory as pedagogical spaces. Organized by two or more faculty members, the studiolab’s participants — a humanities scholar-inresidence, a two-year pre-doc/post-doc fellow, and an interdisciplinary cohort of graduate students — work and (if personal situations allow) live together in the newly renovated Lewis Center. The deadline to submit a pre-proposal passed on October 31, 2019. Invitations to submit full proposals will be issued on November 15, 2019. Full proposals will be due on Friday, February 7, 2020, 12 pm CST. Information about the next round of funding will be available later in the academic year.