Faculty Development Opportunities
Post Research Opportunities
If you have a research opportunity you would like to make available to students, complete a
Research Opportunity Form
. Your contact information
and the details of your project will be posted.
The 2012 CUR Dialogues
will be held February 21-23, 2013.
Workshops and plenary sessions will:
- tell participants about grant opportunities in research and education, both new and ongoing;
- help faculty learn how to find new funding opportunities;
- help faculty develop grant proposal writing skills.
- meet in small groups and talk with program officers and grants
management officers -- NSF, NIH, NEH, DOE, NASA, USDA, and more;
- take the opportunity to communicate directly with program officers and
grants administrators concerning grant requirements and funders'
- share ideas with colleagues.
In addition, CUR Dialogues provides a setting for funders to
learn of the interests, needs, and concerns of researchers and
educators relative to funding opportunities. CUR Dialogues
have spawned many ideas for grant programs and have helped
agencies to refine their program guidelines.
Who should attend:
Faculty at all career stages; undergraduate research
directors; grants administrators; development officers.
for more information and to register.
Future CUR Institutes:
Mentorship, Collaboration, and Undergraduate Research in the
Social Sciences and Humanities, TBA (usually held in July)
Proposal Writing, TBA (usually held in July)
The Vital Faculty: Issues After Tenure, TBA
Robert and Norma Thompson Scholar Application
Through the generosity of Bob and Norma Thompson, the Robert and
Norma Thompson Endowment provides financial support via the
Thompson Scholar program for faculty development that increases
student engagement and learning. the program will provide
reassigned time for two classes per year for a faculty member
"to work on projects that strengthen the academic, intellectual,
and co-curricular life of the university".
Full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members with at least
three years of experience at Winthrop are eligible to apply.
Applications must be to department chairs by September 30.
Please review the application criteria carefully and discuss any
interests you have regarding the program with your department
chair and others as you consider projects you might undertake to
strengthen student engagement and learning.
View and print Robert and Norma Thompson Scholar Application
Advisor, Teacher, Role Model, Friend:
On Being a Mentor to Students in Science and
by: National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of
Engineering, and Institute of Medicine