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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