Faculty at ACM colleges now have opportunities to take advantage of resources at the University of Chicago — workshops and seminars, libraries, discussion groups — through a new grant program generously sponsored by the University.
The ACM-University of Chicago Faculty Development Grant Program will fund awards of up to $1,500 to support travel and costs associated with brief residencies or collaborations at the University.
The main areas of focus include:
- Participation in one of the Graduate Workshops sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences (CAS). These workshops typically involve interdisciplinary collaborations and presentations by university faculty members, graduate students, and guest speakers from other institutions.
- Focused research in the University’s libraries that takes advantage of collections and holdings otherwise not available to faculty at ACM colleges. Visitor access to the libraries will be arranged as part of the grant award.
- Participation in other collaborations with University of Chicago faculty arranged through ongoing disciplinary associations or participation in other University of Chicago-affiliated seminar or discussion groups.
Projects can involve a combination of activities. For example, a faculty member may participate in the meetings of a CAS workshop and build in library research time around that event.
Proposals for the first round of funding — to begin January 1, 2009 — will be due December 15, 2008. See the grant program webpage for details about applying.