Oct. 8 FDC Session: Faculty Research Grants, Messing Award Applications

| September 30, 2013

Provost Julian Schuster, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Faculty Development Center invite all eligible faculty members to attend a one-hour information session focused on writing successful proposals for Faculty Research Grants and applications for the Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr., Faculty Award at Webster.

Participants will have an opportunity to speak with a panel including a previous year’s Messing Award Winner, Faculty Research Grant recipients, and grant writing experts. The panelists will share their expertise and experience with the application process, as well as the utilization of the research funding they received. There will be time for questions.

Panelists include:

  • Dan Hellinger, professor, History, Politics, & International Relations
  • Donna Campbell, professor/coordinator MA Special Education, Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Robin Assner, associate professor, Art
  • Jef Awada, associate professor, Conservatory of Theatre Arts
  • Gloria Grenwald, professor, Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • Elizabeth Risik, assistant professor, Business Department

This session will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at  3 p.m. in the Faculty Development Center (Emerson Library Suite 420). Refreshments will be provided. All eligible faculty members are invited and encouraged to attend.

The Faculty Research Grant program is designed to encourage and promote faculty research and professional development. Grant applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions, and studies in any discipline.

Grants are awarded to applicants with the strongest potential to advance academic excellence for the individual faculty member and for Webster University. View the 2013 Faculty Research Grant call for proposals [PDF]:  www.webster.edu/documents/academics/provost/14-15-frg-announcement.pdf.

Known as the Messing Faculty Award, the Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr., Faculty Award award is presented to a full-time faculty member for summer activity which will strengthen the curriculum of his/her department or improve the teaching/learning relationship. The award, a stipend in the amount of $4,500, funds international travel and other expenses related to the summer activity. View the 2014 Messing Award announcement [PDF]: www.webster.edu/documents/academics/provost/2014-messing-announcement.pdf

This year’s deadline for both the Faculty Research Grant proposals and Messing Award nominations is Monday, Nov. 11, 2013.

Please contact the Faculty Development Center with any questions at askfdc@webster.edu or 314-246-8243.


For more information on 2014-15 faculty research grants, see Faculty Research Grants: What Goes into a Successful Application?” and “2014-15 Faculty Research Grant Applications Due Nov. 11, 2013


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