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Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA)

Awards for Faculty

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Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars

Description: One of the most widely recognized academic honors, the Fulbright awards provide support for graduate students and young professionals to study abroad. Awards include full grants for an academic year of study or research, travel grants and teaching assistantships in English. The Fulbright Program: (1) Is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.; (2) Is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide; (3) Was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries."

Application Information: http://www.cies.org/us_scholars
Deadlines: Varying Deadlines
Contact: Dr. Leslie Bickford, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University College, Winthrop University, onca@winthrop.edu

Phi Kappa Phi Scholar & Artist Awards

Description: The Phi Kappa Phi Scholar Award and Phi Kappa Phi Artist Award honor those individuals who demonstrate the ideals of the Society through their activities, achievements, and scholarship. Awardees receive $5,000 honoraria, a one year active membership, a recognition certificate, and the opportunity to present their work at the Society's triennial convention. Each award is given once per triennium. First presented in 1974, the Scholar Award recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and public service. In 1983, the Artist Award was established to recognize the achievements of those who, in addition to their outstanding scholarship, have displayed talents in the broad realm of the arts - creative, graphic, performing, visual, and/or fine arts.

Application Information: http://www.phikappaphi.org/Web/Awards/PKP_Scholar_and_Artist.html
Deadline:
February 15
Contact: Dr. Leslie Bickford, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University College, Winthrop University, onca@winthrop.edu

Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Description: With a deep appreciation for the impact of significant teachers in his life, Robert Foster Cherry, a Baylor University alumnus, made an exceptional estate bequest to establish the Cherry Award program to recognize excellent teachers and bring them in contact with Baylor students. The award recipient will receive a prize of $200,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the fall or spring semester; travel expenses and a furnished apartment will be provided. To further Baylor University's commitment to great teaching, the winner's home department will receive $25,000. In addition, each of the three finalists chosen in the spring of 2007 will receive $15,000 and will present a series of lectures at Baylor in the fall, as well as a Cherry Award Lecture on his/her home campus. The home department of the finalists will receive $10,000 to foster faculty development.

Eligibility: Open to all outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished for their ability to communicate as classroom teachers.
Application: For more information, contact the Robert Foster Cherry Award Committee, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97412, Waco, TX 76798-7412, phone 254/710-2923, fax 254/710-2920, or visit their website www.baylor.edu/cherry_awards.
Approximate Deadline: November 1
Contact: Dr. Leslie Bickford, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University College, Winthrop University, onca@winthrop.edu

Smithsonian Institution Fellowships, Grants, and Internships

Description: Smithsonian Institution offers a wide range of support for research and study at a variety of levels in fields actively pursued by its museums, research institutes, and research offices, including Latino and Native American Community Fellowships. Fellowship opportunities include: Senior and Postdoctoral - $35,000 per year; Earth and Planetary Sciences Senior and Postdoctoral - $40,000 per year.

Eligibility: Open to all
Application Information: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/ - see "Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study" and "Fellowships"
Approximate Deadline: January 15
Contact: Dr. Leslie Bickford, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University College, Winthrop University, onca@winthrop.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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