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WIU Foundation and Office of Sponsored Projects Offering Stipends

August 5, 2013

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MACOMB, IL - The Western Illinois University Foundation and the Office of Sponsored Projects will award up to 10 summer stipends of $3,000 each for Summer 2014. Additional support is possible from the Office of Sponsored Projects.

The Foundation will award three additional grants specifically related to academic enhancements in the classroom. These will be awarded to three Category 1 or 2 projects.

All of the grants provide opportunities for faculty to engage in projects leading to the professional advancement of the proposal writer and the enhancement of Western in the areas of teaching, research and creative activity. The summer stipend is intended to allow faculty to pursue projects beyond those chosen during the academic year.

Proposals are encouraged in the following categories: development of a significant curriculum proposal; mastery of a new instructional technique; research leading to publication; research required to prepare an application to an external granting agency; and creation of work leading to a performance or exhibition.

The selection committee will pay special attention to the "expected outcomes" section of the proposal to ensure results from the stipend-funded project.

Proposals for summer stipends must be submitted to the WIU Foundation Office, 303 Sherman Hall, no later than noon Monday, Sept. 23.

The committee will only consider applications that follow the guidelines, supply important information, present scholarly quality and meet the application deadline. Examples of successfully funded proposals can be found on the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching website at

For more information about the guidelines, contact Lisa Krieg at 298-1808 or

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