Let us inform you that the two-year Erasmus+ grant for BLASTER project, involving five Liberal Arts and Sciences academic institutions and ECOLAS, was successfully concluded. The project has produced a series of important and useful tools for practitioners of the Liberal Arts and Sciences throughout Europe and enabled dozens of your colleagues to participate at four events during this year’s Summer and Autumn. You can find a brief information about BLASTER and download its products on ECOLAS website here.
The appeal and success of BLASTER became an inspiration for this year’s round of Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowship so that ECOLAS welcomes applications related to BLASTER’s three project areas:
1.) Teacher Training and Professional Development in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
2.) Undergraduate Research
3.) Quality Standards for Liberal Arts and Sciences programmes
Please, inform your colleagues that the call is still open until 30 November 2017. There will be up to 10 fellowships worth 1500€ awarded this year.
The Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowships have been developed to assist faculty engaged in the liberal arts and sciences in research projects that contribute to informing classroom teaching. Projects may include: work leading towards a scholarly or artistic product such as a peer reviewed article or conference presentation or; travel costs and attendance at a workshop or seminar whose subject corresponds to one of the above areas. Grants may not be used to cover expenses for capital or software purchases, attendance at professional meetings or administrative expenses.
To be considered for a Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowship, please fill out the application form which asks to provide 1) project title and dates; 2) a project description (2 pages maximum) which will include the purpose of the project, its relationship to one or more of the topics listed above, the expected outcome or product and a brief statement about how the project will contribute to your development as a teacher-scholar. You will also be asked for budget information and any other external funding sought. Upon completion of the project each Fellow will submit a brief (2 pages maximum) executive summary of project results.
An additional feature of this fellowship is that selected successful project holders will be further supported to organize a short workshop for faculty and students at their university.
In order to apply, fill in application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be endorsed by dean or department head to ensure that the proposed activity is consistent with the candidate’s ongoing professional development. A brief support can be sent either by e-mail or as a letter. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Is the application complete and comprehensive?
- The merit of the proposed project and its potential for success.
The awarded applicants will be contacted through ECOLAS office.