ISSOTL: Grants to support student/post-doc attendance at annual conference

The Inter­na­tional Soci­ety for the Schol­ar­ship of Teach­ing and Learn­ing (ISSOTL) is pleased to announce a spe­cial grant pro­gram to sup­port under­grad­u­ate, grad­u­ate stu­dent, and post-doc par­tic­i­pa­tion in the 2013 ISSOTL con­fer­ence, Octo­ber 2–5, in Raleigh, North Car­olina, USA.

Indi­vid­u­als will be awarded grants to cover all but $50 of the cost to reg­is­ter for the con­fer­ence, includ­ing pre-conference work­shop fees, and to join ISSOTL. Indi­vid­ual travel, hotel and other costs will not be cov­ered by this grant. Awardees will be expected to attend the Thurs­day, Octo­ber 3, poster ses­sion and recep­tion, where they will be rec­og­nized. Awardees must be enrolled as under­grad­u­ate or grad­u­ate stu­dents at the time of the con­fer­ence, or hold a cur­rent post-doc appointment.


Grant appli­ca­tions will be eval­u­ated by mem­bers of the ISSOTL 2013 con­fer­ence plan­ning com­mit­tee. Award deci­sions will be based on the applicant’s com­mit­ment to the study of teach­ing and learn­ing, and the rel­e­vance of the conference/ISSOTL mem­ber­ship to the applicant’s career plans. The com­mit­tee also seeks to make awards to students/post-docs from a diverse set of higher edu­ca­tion insti­tu­tions. We antic­i­pate award­ing approx­i­mately 35 grants.

Appli­cants must sub­mit the mate­r­ial listed below via email to Heidi Irhig,, by Fri­day, August 30, 2013. Award win­ners will be noti­fied by Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 12, 2013.

Appli­cants must submit:

1.     An email (less than 400 words) explain­ing your inter­est in ISSOTL and the con­fer­ence, and reflect­ing on how the grant con­nects to your career goals. Be sure to include your name, degree sta­tus (i.e., under­grad­u­ate, Ph.D. can­di­date, etc.), insti­tu­tion, and con­tact information.

2.     Your Cur­ricu­lum Vitae, attached to the email as a PDF or Word doc­u­ment. If you are sched­uled to present at the ISSOTL con­fer­ence, please high­light that on your CV.

3.     Optional: You also may attach one brief rec­om­men­da­tion from an ISSOTL mem­ber that endorses your application.

For details about and to reg­is­ter for the con­fer­ence, please visit:

If you have ques­tions about this grant pro­gram, please con­tact Peter Fel­ten, con­fer­ence co-chair (

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