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Faculty Grants

The bulk of grant money distributed by the Howe Center for Writing Excellence will be earmarked for faculty members who have completed the Howe Faculty Writing Fellows Program and are seeking to implement their culminating plans and conduct long-term research and assessment about writing and learning in their disciplines.

Five smaller grants of between $500 and $1500 are available each year on a one-time basis to individual faculty members and faculty teams for one of the following purposes:

  1. to encourage writing in their courses and programs, assist faculty members or GTAs in improving the teaching of writing in their courses, or develop tools for using writing to enhance learning; or
  2. to enable travel to writing-related conferences or professional development opportunities or
  3. to conduct a focused study or assessment of writing in their discipline, profession, or classrooms.

These grant funds must be used within one year of the date they are awarded, and faculty members must submit a short report detailing the use of the funds.

Faculty members may only receive one of these grants once every five years. Faculty members seeking larger funding amount to study and improve writing are encouraged to participate in the Howe Faculty Writing Fellows Program.

If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Wardle,

Application Submission

Applications will next be accepted in January 2018 for the May 2018-May 2019 cycle, if funds are available.

Submit a Faculty Grant Application

Reporting Results

Faculty who received grants in April 2016 should submit a report on their activities and expenditures by Friday, April 28, 2017. Please report the following:

Submit a Report

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