The WAU program offers grants in support of faculty and staff efforts to pilot best practices in writing pedagogy and to conduct writing-related research/scholarship.
To see a list of grant recipients, the titles of their projects, and examples of their work completed, please see the end of this page.
• Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy (collaborative or individual)
Applications due November 5th, for grants to be used in Spring
Applications due May 2nd, for grants to be used in Fall
For those interested in applying for the Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy Grant, you might find the list on our “Best Practices” page helpful.
Individual: To encourage and support teaching faculty in full-time, ongoing positions who are working to pilot best practices in writing pedagogy in their classes. $1,000 stipend. Offered fall and spring terms.
Collaborative: To encourage and support faculty and staff who are working to pilot best practices in writing pedagogy in their classes and programs. $1,000 stipend for each participant, up to 5 collaborators. Offered for fall and spring terms.
• Summer Scholarship (offered for summer only; individual)
Applications due May 2nd, for grants to be used Summer
To encourage faculty to do writing-related scholarly research. $3,000 stipend. Offered for summer only.
• Reimbursable Funds (collaborative or individual)
When applying for a grant, please complete the CWE Grant Cover Sheet along with the outlined information specific to the type of grant for which you are applying (information is below in the Grant Proposal Outline). Once you have completed both the cover sheet as well as your proposal, please email both to the CWE Program Assistant, Malinda Spencer.
*Past WAU/CWE funding may be taken into account depending upon the number of proposal applications received.
**Preference for the CWE Summer Scholarship grant (which supports writing-related scholarly research) and Reimbursable Funds is
given to those whose scholarship, faculty position, and disciplinary background are not primarily writing studies. Assuming all writing faculty research advances knowledge in the field, supports the Writing Excellence Initiative at least indirectly, and can be supported by standard faculty development funding resources, proposals from those whose primary position, disciplinary background, and scholarship are directly linked to writing studies should articulate how the proposed research uniquely supports the goals of Elon’s Writing Excellence Initiative.
A Behavior Analyst Enters Conversation with a Rhetorician
Awarded to: Kim Epting
Analyzing the Impact of Writing Center Fellows on Student Writing & Faculty Pedagogy in a First-Year History Course
Awarded to: Michael Carignan
Enhancing Presentation Writing in STS 212:Sta
Awarded to: Ayesha Delpish and Andi Metts
Removing Writing Blocks: Promoting Course Transfer of Disciplinary Writing Training
Awarded to: Erika Lopina and Kim Epting
Beyond the Traditional Research Paper
Awarded to: Lynn Bisko and Michelle Kleckner
How to Make Your Home Among Strangers: Entering Academic Discourse Communities
Awarded to: Cassie Kircher and Janet Myers
Zotero as a teaching tool: Citing it right, Writing it right
Awarded to: Sean Giovanello, Joan Ruelle and Vicki Siler
Writing to Learn: Enhancements in the Acting Classroom
Awarded to: Kevin Otos
Best Practices for Motion Picture Formats
Awarded to: Douglas Kass
The Creation of a Global Studies Multimodal Project
Awarded to: Barbara Gordon
Course Pen Pals
Awarded to: David Buck
Students' Use of Mind Mapping Software to Improve Analysis and Synthesis Skills in Research
Awarded to: Byung Lee
Adding Writing to the Computing Sciences Curriculum
Awarded to: Shannon Duvall and Megan Squire
Scaffolding Writing Instruction in the History Major
Awarded to: Michael Carignan, Xiaolin Duan, Clyde Ellis, Charles Irons and Andrea Sinn
Using Lesson Study to Improve the Teaching of Writing in Psychology
Awarded to: Meredith Allison, CJ Fleming, Rachel Force, India Johnson and Katie King
Introducing "Writing to Learn" to Principles of Economics
Awarded to: Tonmoy Islam
Simulating a TV Writers’ Room in an Intro Screenwriting Course
Awarded to: Joy Goodwin
Writing a Public Health Research Proposal
Awarded to: Harlyn Skinner
Incorporating Writing into a New Course in the Business Core
Awarded to: Scott Beuchler, Mark Courtright, Alisha Horky and Rob Moorman
Enhancing Student Writing in Senior Seminar and During Study USA Courses Through Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy
Awarded to: Alexis Franzese
Improving Feedback to and from the Writing Center for ACC 336
Awarded to: Paula Weller
Teaching Transfer of Academic Writing Skills for Portfolio Entries and in Practicum Classrooms
Awarded to: Ren Bryan
Using Mapping Software for Effective Lit Review
Awarded to: Byung Lee
Can First-Year Engineers Ride the Wave of Change by Developing Entrepreneurial Mindset in a Service-Learning Project?
Awarded to: Sirena Hargrove-Leak
Establishing a Foundation for Reflective Writing Assignments in Environmental Studies
Awarded to: Michael Strickland
Evaluating Effectiveness of Changing a Daily Writing Assignment
Awarded to: Shawn Tucker
Promoting Data-Centered Writing Literacy
Awarded to: Johnathan Albright
Providing Feedback That is Used and Useful
Awarded to: Amanda Sturgill
What Sort of L2 Grammar Instruction Supports Writing and Literacy?
Awarded to: Scott Windham
Building the Scaffold for Effective Multi-Genre Transdisciplinary Writing in Environmental Studies
Awarded to: Janet MacFall, Steve Moore and Michael Strickland
Embedding Multimedia Writing in the Professional Writing & Rhetoric Curriculum
Awarded to: Li Li, Jessie Moore, Rebecca Pope-Ruark, Paula Rosinski and Michael Strickland
Introducing “Writing as a Citizen” Component in Economics Courses
Awarded to: Tonmoy Islam, Jennifer Platania and Katy Rouse
Supporting the Teaching of Writing in English 255, Topics in Literature: A Multi-Section Course
Awarded to: Kevin Bourque, Rosemary Haskell, Megan Isaac and Kim Pyne
Enhancing Revision Practices in PSY 460: Empirical Senior Seminar
Awarded to: Kim Epting
Teaching Disciplinary Writing in Music Theory: A Mini-Conference Project
Awarded to: Robin Attas
The Writer's Room
Awarded to: Douglass Kass