Incentives for Participating

Faculty members who have completed the Howe Faculty Writing Fellows Program are then eligible to apply for large grants or an embedded Writing Associate.


Faculty fellows are eligible to apply for large grants ($2,000-$5,000) that will move forward the teaching, learning, study, and assessment of writing in their departments, programs, and disciplines. Grants will be considered for curriculum design, research, and assessment projects. These grants should be used as leverage for faculty to pursue larger external grants and result in high-impact presentations, publications, or program re-designs.

Applicants may request multi-year funds to enable longitudinal projects.

As long as funds are available, faculty members and departments are not limited in the number of Howe Faculty Writing Fellows Grants they may receive, as long as they are continuing the work of improving the teaching and learning of writing, studying and assessing writing, or working to impact policy and practice related to writing at the local, regional, or national level.

Howe Faculty Writing Fellows who are interested in applying for grants to continue their projects should contact Elizabeth Wardle at

Writing Associates

Faculty fellows can request additional types of support from our Howe Student Writing Center to enable them to carry out their writing-related curricular designs.

One option is to request an embedded undergraduate consultant, or Writing Associate. Faculty Fellows graduates who have an advanced writing or writing-intensive course, might work with us to specially train HWC student consultants to work with you and the students in your course. In our new pilot begun in Fall 2018, we offer two types of support:

  • In-Class Writing Support, in which an assigned Writing Associate (WA) embeds into the classroom to support writers, faculty, and peer review sessions
  • Expanded Writing Support, in which the Writing Associate additionally offers HWC consulting hours expressly set aside for students from the course they support

The benefit of Writing Associates is that they will have more understanding of the course and will work closely with the faculty member to ensure that disciplinary conventions and values are being communicated accurately to students.

Howe Faculty Fellows will consider options for this type of extended support at the end of the Fellows training program.