WSU Faculty Mentoring Grant Program

The LEADER Consortium at Wright State University (WSU) is pleased to announce the first annual Faculty Mentoring Grant program. At WSU, the LEADER team is committed to supporting faculty retention and advancement through faculty mentoring. To that end, we seek proposals to support STEM and SBS tenure-track faculty in their efforts to seek and receive professional development through mentoring.

Specifically, we seek to fund for INDIVIDUAL (up to $2k) efforts and for COLLABORATIVE TEAM EFFORTS (up to $5k) that meet any of the 6 keys mentoring priorities known to promote faculty success:

Mentoring Policy Key Outcome for Success
Getting to Know the Institution Understanding the academic culture of the institution, schools/colleges, as well as the department; identifying resources to support research and teaching; creating a trusted network of junior and senior colleagues.
Excelling at Research Finding support for research; developing a research/writing plan; identifying sources of internal and external funding; soliciting feedback on manuscripts and grant proposals.
Excelling at Teaching Finding support for teaching, including developing new courses, teaching methods; learning about cutting-edge strategies for integrating new technologies in the classroom; learning about means of assessing one’s teaching effectiveness and responding to student feedback; and identifying opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching.
Understanding Promotion and Tenure Processes Understanding the specific steps required to complete the tenure process; understanding the bylaws for one’s unit and the criteria for evaluating teaching and research performance within one’s unit, college and the institution; finding support for developing one’s tenure dossier; soliciting feedback on the quality and quantity of one’s work through formal (e.g., annual faculty review) and informal (e.g., feedback from individuals who might later serve to write in support of one’s dossier) processes.
Creating Work-Life Balance Prioritizing teaching, research and service in ways that are consistent with expectations for promotion and tenure; finding support for goal-setting; developing time-management skills; attending to quality of life issues such as dual-careers, childcare, eldercare, and one’s own health.
Developing Professional Networks Establishing substantive, career-enhancing relationships with faculty who share similar interests in research and teaching, both within and beyond the WSU community.

Individual

Eligibility for Individual Proposals

Proposals will be accepted from any full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in a STEM (CoSM, CECS) or SBS discipline at Wright State University. Proposals from untenured and women faculty in these disciplines are particularly encouraged.

For information and instructions on submitting an INDIVIDUAL Grant application: Request for Individual Proposals and Application Materials

Team

Eligibility for Team Proposals

Proposals will be accepted from any team of applicants (2 or more) that includes at least one full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor in a STEM (CoSM, CECS) or SBS discipline at Wright State University. Proposals from teams proposing initiatives to support untenured and women faculty in these disciplines are particularly encouraged.

For information and instructions on submitting an TEAM Grant application: Request for Team Proposals and Application Materials

Email completed applications (Cover Sheet, Narrative and Budget) by noon on Monday, October 28, 2013 to: leader@wright.edu. Any questions can be directed to the same address.

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The LEADER Consortium is funded by an ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award from the National Science Foundation Award #0810989).

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