Travel Grant 2012 Awards and Proposal Description
Professional Development Travel Grant Awards: Maximum award $1500.00 (six grants)
Location: Los Angeles, California
Proposal Summary: Dr. Baruth has been named a finalist in the 2012 International Clarinet Association Convention and has been invited to present her research at this prestigious international event. She will have the opportunity to attend master-classes, recitals, and concerts, as well as learn about the most current clarinet pedagogy and equipment to better my teaching and help the students at MSU.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Proposal Summary: Dr. Pidlunzy’s research focuses on democracy in the Middle East, specifically as it relates to US foreign policy. The research is especially timely insofar as the Arab Spring has, once again, underlined the importance of democratization and development in the region. Nothing would enhance Pidlunzy’s research agenda more than learning modern Arabic. One of the Premier language schools in the country, offering intensive Arabic-immersion summer programs, is he Boston Language Institute. Pidlunzy proposes to enroll in a 6-week intensive class, May 14-June 29, 2012. The proposed grant would allow making more impactful contribution to Pidlunzy’s field by enabling a broader access to the Arab world’s modernist and reformist political voices.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Proposal Summary: Dr. Brimson has been invited to present research and perform a lecture recital at the 40th Annual Flute Association Convention, August 9-12, 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The National Flute Association is the largest organization in the world. Brimson is a first year faculty member in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance and this will provide an opportunity for international exposure as a representative of Morehead State University, and to recruit high caliber students for our institution.
Location: Bowling Green, Ohio
Summary: The focus of this activity would be spending a week doing archival research at Bowling Green State University in June. They have several collections of personal documents donated by missionaries or their families. This would provide an opportunity to further documents in McCoy’s dissertation with an ultimate goal of publication.
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal Summary: Proposal is to attend the 2012 AALHE Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico June 3-5, 2012. AALHE (Association for Assessment of Learning in Higher Education) is a new organization on assessment with a greater focus toward applications and the practitioner. Serra’s goal for the conference would to be to seek out additional strategies for assessing programs and training faculty and staff. Additional strategies would be used for suggestions in assessment plan feedback and training ideas would be incorporated into workshops in the coming year.
Summary: Dr. Adhikari is visiting China to use X-ray CT technique and micromechanical finite element model and utilized project to predict the performance of asphalt mixture. He is involved on long-term coordination and jointly promoting academic exchanges and research and development between MSU and Chang’an University, China. The proposed visit will connect cultural ties between China and USA, provide professional development and expand opportunities for enhancing student recruitment.
International Travel Grant Awards: Maximum award $2500. (six grants)
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Proposal Summary: Sugihara has been invited to present two performance projects at the 16th World Saxophone Congress. He will be collaborating with other saxophonists, and will also be presenting his own transcriptions. The event is hosted by the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. Masahito will be leaving July 6 to Glasgow due to the international collaboration and plans on staying for nine days. The World Saxophone Congress is the largest international conference for saxophonists. The congress will provide many opportunities to Morehead State though international recruiting, exploring artist exchange interests and possibility for APAR Cultural Exchange Fund Grant.
Summary: Dr. McLaren plans to offer an MSU-UK collaborative Guatemala study-abroad program during the 2012 or 2013 summer term. It is anticipated that the program would continue to be a 10 day program, heavily focused on experiences working with children in the Hope for Tomorrow Children’s Home in Guatemala, City, and visiting a small number of community agencies. This program will be most applicable to early childhood and elementary students. However, Elementary and Second Education, Social Work, and Academic Honors students would certainly benefit from this experience.
Proposal Summary: In the course of developing the new IST major on campus, the faculty has connected with the program and has been exploring new relationships with schools throughout the world. The Department of Historical Preservation, in the School of Architecture, Ukraine National University has worked with students from Kentucky as part of the summer Slavic Europe program, Kentucky Institute of International Studies, and is interested in further cooperation. Face to face meetings will allow for MSU and Ukraine to develop joint research projects.
Summary: The purpose of this trip is to promote the teaching of global sustainability courses in higher education institutions in Ghana, West Africa. Chapman plans to undertake this educational travel for a period of two weeks in either August 2012, or the fall break of 2012. Chapman will be collaborating with Mr. James Asare-Adjev, Vice President of the Association of Ghana Industries in CEO of ASADTEK Group Limited (Manufacturing Industries), Accra. The program will enrich Chapman’s teaching and research efforts at MSU with a deeper understanding of how important metrics such as available technological resources, population growth, pollution control, and prospects for use of renewable energy affect global climate change.
Location: Guangxi, China
Proposal Summary: Dr. You plans to initialize an international web-based remote manufacturing automation laboratory connecting the robotics lab at the Department of Applied Engineering & Technology of MSU and the manufacturing automation lab at Nanning College of Vocational Technology. As enabled by current technologies, lab activities in engineering and technology fields can be accessed online over the Internet through web-based applications. This international web-based remote manufacturing automation laboratory will build web-based applications and integrate with the manufacturing automation equipment from both institutions, and create and distribute online lab modules to students from both institutions.
SoTL Internationalizing the Curriculum Grant 2012
Deadline March 30, 2012
Center for Leadership and Professional Development (CLPD)
The Center for Leadership and Professional Development invites applications for the 2012 SoTL Internationalizing the Curriculum Grant. The purpose of this grant is to promote teaching abroad and the integration of global views in the classroom. Grants will be awarded for 2012 on a competitive basis. The grant will provide for associated expenses to international travel for varying amounts from $1250 up to $2500.
Strongly encouraged are proposals from departments/colleges that are under-represented in international or study abroad activities and from faculty with limited study abroad experiences. Proposals will be accepted from all levels/ranks of faculty. The CLPD awards are non-renewable and do not exceed $2500.
Purpose: The purpose of the Internationalizing the Curriculum Grant is to provide faculty with resources to expand global awareness, share international experiences with colleagues, and incorporate these experiences into the curriculum.
Requirements: Grant recipients will be required to:
1. Apply to teach in an approved study-abroad or China program within two years of the grant-funded visit;
2. Participate in the MSU International Faculty and Professional Learning Community (FPLC);
3. Submit a narrative report within 60 days of completing the trip or funded activity (report format available on the CLPD website) to the Center for Leadership and Professional Development.
4. Document efforts to internationalize a class the grantee is teaching.
Awards are made to help offset international travel costs for University faculty. Proposals to travel anywhere outside the United States will be accepted. Travel to countries under a U.S. Department of State travel advisory will not be approved.
The following requests will NOT be considered:
Retroactive or extended funding of trips already taken or currently underway at the time of the announcement of awards;
Trips for the purpose of attending or presenting a paper at an international conference or trips for research purposes.
How to Apply:
No later than March 30, 2012,submit a Grant Proposal Narrative(3 pages maximum) to Emma Perkins in the Center for Leadership andProfessional Development, email@example.com that addresses each of the following areas (electronicversions are preferred):
Overview(brief statement that describes the travel grant activity
Outcome:(how the proposed program will affect your teaching and student learning)
Areas to address include: Instructional issues associated with the proposed travel; connections to existing or proposed MSU coursework; global issues that may relate to multiplesections of courses, etc.
Experience(what previous experience either with travel abroad, international/globalissues and/or Faculty and Professional Learning Community participation)
Proposed Study Abroad Course Description (Brief description of study abroad course
Budget(list of estimated expenses)
A copy of your curriculum vitae.
Recipients of the Option A grants will visit one of the programs offered by KIIS, CCSA, or the Magellan Exchange. Course offerings through these agencies are often during the summer, butthere are also winter and spring break options. Visits to program areas will last for at least a week, although faculty members may choose to stay longer attheir own expense. The visit will enable the faculty member to become familiar with the region and the program, as well as provide insight regarding the dynamics special challenges and rewards of teaching in a study abroad program.Grant priority will be given to those who have never previously taught in aprogram abroad. Proposals should describe how the travel experiences will be incorporated into the curriculum and the potential benefits to student learning.
Faculty members may also apply for a grant (Option B) to support a short visit (1-3 weeks) to an MSU partnership institution in China. Recipients submitting proposals for the Option B grant may obtain additional information regarding the Chinese educational facilities and opportunities by contacting James Masterson, J.firstname.lastname@example.org or Philip Krummrich in International Student Services (3-2726; email@example.com).
Recipients will consultwith the Center for Leadership and Professional Development regarding aspects of the proposal:
Faculty travel is expected to be completed before the end of Summer 2012 (in some cases the travel deadline may be extended to January 2013).
Funding will be transferred to the recipient’s departmental travel account and earmarked for the recipient’s award use only. All travel vouchers and documentation will be developed by the grantee and processed through the grantee’s academic department.
Applicants for grant Option A, are encouraged to inform themselves about possible programs through the following websites:
The directors and faculty members of all of these programs will be able to answer questions, offer advice, and help with logistics during the site visit.