EXL Faculty Initiatives
On this page:
- Proposals for Matt Lee Faculty Fellowship (MLFF)
- Proposals for Lyons Faculty-Driven Initiatives (LFDI)
- Grants for Community Engaged Courses (CECs)
$5,000 fellowship for professional development
The EX[L] Center is accepting applications from full time UA faculty members for the first annual Matt Lee Faculty Fellowship (MLFF). The MLFF awards the recipient $5000 to support one year of focused professional development that aligns with both EX[L] objectives and the faculty member’s own disciplinary work.
► Application deadline: Aug. 1
Program to facilitate faculty research/scholarship
Named for Political Science Professor and Director of the Center for Conflict Management, Bill Lyons, the Lyons Faculty Driven-Initiatives program is available to faculty who seek to facilitate their research/scholarship through pedagogical innovation that emphasizes experiential learning (team-based, inquiry-driven, hands-on, community-based, participatory, etc.).
EX[L] is once again able to offer funding for Lyons Faculty-Driven Initiatives for the 2018-19 year. All tenured, tenure track (TT), and non-tenure track (NTT) faculty are invited to apply.
► Application deadline: Oct. 1
The EXL Center at UA is pleased to be able to offer small grants (up to $1000 each) to support UA courses that incorporate community engagement through community-based research and/or service-learning.
For an instructor to receive funding, the course must include all enrolled students in some form of engagement with local or regional community partners (Akron and Northeast Ohio).
- Proposals will be accepted beginning August 1, 2018.
- Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis each semester until funds are depleted. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing and evaluation.
Related: Past community engaged courses