Grants

The Writing Excellence Initiative offers four kinds of grants to support faculty and Student Life projects designed to improve the writing of Elon students.

**NEW** Summer project grants offering $5,000 stipends

This new category of grants enable faculty to work for an extended time on course or curricular improvement or on research projects related to student writing. The grants are awarded to faculty in tenure-line or lecturer positions. Grant winners must provide a deliverable before the beginning of fall term, although implementation, assessment, or refinement may occur during the academic year. Summer project grants are awarded as stipends.

Application:Summer Project Grant Application.

Required meeting: To support the development of effective grant applications, applicants must meet with Paul Anderson at least one week before the application deadline.

Deadline: April 25.

Selection process: A committee of faculty and staff reviews applications and makes funding decisions.

More information: Contact Paul Anderson, 6646.

High-impact project grants—up to $5,000

These grants support projects that will help students learn to write better and learn more through writing in high-enrollment, multi-section courses or in groups of related courses.  They are awarded to groups of faculty in the same department or program. Grants are also available for analogous, high-impact projects in Student Life. High-impact grants are awarded as professional expense accounts.

Application: High-Impact Project Grant Application.

Required meeting: To support the development of effective grant applications, applicants must meet with Paul Anderson at least one week before the application deadline.

Deadline: April 25.

Selection process: A committee of faculty and staff reviews applications and makes funding decisions.

More information: Contact Paul Anderson, 6646.

Sharply focused project grants—up to $2,000

These grants may be used by individual faculty and collaborative groups for projects focused on student writing, its teaching, or its use as a tool for learning course content/skills. Usually, projects focus on a specific course, but they may also involve research or development of improved teaching methods. Grants are also available for analogous, sharply focused projects in Student Life. Sharply focused grants are awarded as professional expense accounts.

Application: Sharply Focused Project Grant Application.

Required meeting: To support the development of effective grant applications, applicants must meet with Paul Anderson at least one week before the application deadline.

Deadlines: April 25.

Selection process: A committee of faculty and staff reviews applications and makes funding decisions.

More information: Contact Paul Anderson, 6646.

Opportunity grants—up to $750

The Writing Excellence Initiative's Opportunity Grants support low-cost projects and activities through which individuals, departments, programs, and interdisciplinary groups explore ways to improve and support student writing at Elon. These grants may be used to contribute partial support to larger projects that have a significant component related to student writing and that also have funding from other sources. Opportunity grants are paid as reimbursements.

Application: Opportunity Grant Application.

Deadlines: There is no application deadline for opportunity grants. Applications are reviewed throughout the year.

More information: Contact Paul Anderson, 6646.

Travel grants—matching up to $1,000

The Writing Excellence Initiative’s Travel Grants support faculty and staff travel to model programs or conferences in order to investigate ways to improve student writing at Elon. These grants also support travel to national and international conferences to deliver papers or otherwise share innovative strategies implemented here. Travel grants match support of up to $1,000 from other sources. Grants must be awarded in advance of the travel. They are paid as reimbursements.

Application: Travel Grant Application.

Deadlines: There is no application deadline for travel grants. Applications are reviewed throughout the year.

More information: Contact Paul Anderson, 6646.

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