Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowship

 

3rd Round, 2017

 

The Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowships have been developed to assist faculty engaged in the liberal arts and sciences in research projects that contribute to informing classroom teaching. This year, projects eligible for consideration will be limited to themes related to the three project areas of our recent Erasmus+ BLASTER grant:

 

1.) Teacher Training and Professional Development in the Liberal Arts and Sciences

2.) Undergraduate Research

3.) Quality Standards for Liberal Arts and Sciences programmes

 

Projects may include: work leading towards a scholarly or artistic product such as a peer reviewed article or conference presentation or; travel costs and attendance at a workshop or seminar whose subject corresponds to one of the above areas.

 

Approved applications will receive a grant of 1500€. Grants may not be used to cover expenses for capital or software purchases, attendance at professional meetings or administrative expenses.

 

To be considered for a Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowship, please fill out the application form which asks to provide 1) project title and dates; 2) a project description (2 pages maximum) which will include the purpose of the project, its relationship to one or more of the topics listed above, the expected outcome or product and a brief statement about how the project will contribute to your development as a teacher-scholar. You will also be asked for budget information and any other external funding sought. Upon completion of the project each Fellow will submit a brief (2 pages maximum) executive summary of project results.

 

An additional feature of this fellowship is that selected successful project holders will be further supported to organize a short workshop for faculty and students at their university.

 

In order to apply, fill in application form and send it to info@ecolas.eu. Applications should be endorsed by dean or department head to ensure that the proposed activity is consistent with the candidate’s ongoing professional development. A brief support can be sent either by e-mail or as a letter. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Is the application complete and comprehensive?
  2. The merit of the proposed project and its potential for success.

Deadline for submission of applications for the second round is 30 November, 2017. The selection results will be published by 15 December, 2017. There will be up to 10 fellowships awarded in the programme’s third year, 2017. The awarded applicants will be contacted through ECOLAS office in Bratislava.

 

 

Julie Johnson Kidd

 

Mrs. Kidd has been President of The Endeavor Foundation, New York, formerly Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, for nearly forty years. The foundation was founded in 1952 by her father, Christian A. Johnson. Throughout those years, Mrs. Kidd has believed that the most important work which the Foundation could undertake is in the field of education.

 

Mrs. Kidd also believes that only through education can we make the world a better place. Within the education field, she has staunchly adhered to supporting and strengthening interdisciplinary study in the liberal arts and sciences at the undergraduate level, both in the United States and in many other countries. Additionally, Mrs. Kidd has emphasized the development of cross-cultural understanding amongst people of all nations. She believes that without such understanding, mankind will not be able to protect this planet for future generations of all living things. Thus, she has expressed her deep gratitude for the naming of this Fellowship in her honor, which will promote the values which she holds so dear.

 


 

J. J. Kidd T. R. Fellowship – 2nd Round

 

The Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowships have been developed to assist faculty engaged in the liberal arts and sciences in research projects that will contribute to informing classroom teaching. Projects eligible for consideration include:

 

a) projects leading towards a scholarly or artistic product such as a peer reviewed article or conference presentation,

b) projects aimed at improving pedagogy or expertise in a specific field through attendance at a workshop or seminar or study at a research or cultural site,

c) travel costs linked to a conference, workshop or lecture related to liberal arts and sciences.

 

 

SELECTION RESULTS – 2nd Round

 

The second round of Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowship has attracted 19 applications coming from leturers at institutions in 5 European countries. Since the number of granted fellowships is limited to 10, our evaluators were forced to select those of highest quality and relevance to ECOLAS activities. Here is the list of successful applicants in 2016 and their projects:

 

Agnes Andeweg – Humanities Research Methods in a Liberal Arts & Sciences context

Merel van Goch – How do they do it? Fostering students‘ creativity in European Liberal Arts & Sciences institutions

Tim Hoff – Teaching about Liberal Education, Teaching for Liberal Education, Teaching as Liberal Education

Astrid van Kimmenade – Liberal Arts and Sciences Double Degree: developing pedagogy

Daniel Kontowski – A comparative study on the idea of European Liberal Arts – consultations

David Kretz – Liberal Education under Financial Pressure: The Case of Germany

George Legg – Remembering the Docklands Bomb

Emil C. Toescu – Development of a Liberal Arts and Sciences Skills Portfolio

Chad Weidner – “Thinking like a Mountain”

Monique Yoder – An interdisciplinary approach to implementing Writing Accross the Curriculum (WAC) writing pedagogy at Liberal Arts institutions

 

We’d like to congratulate the grantees who are contacted by our office in order to proceed with the fellowship’s fulfilment. We’d also like to thank the other applicants for their time and efforts and ancourage them to participate in future activities of ECOLAS network.

 

 

Information about the 2nd call for applications

 

Approved applications will receive a grant of 1500€. Grants may not be used to cover expenses for capital or software purchases, attendance at professional meetings or administrative expenses.

 

To be considered for a Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research award, please fill out the application form which asks to provide 1) project title and dates; 2) a project description (2 pages maximum) which will include the purpose of the project, its relationship to liberal arts and sciences teaching, the expected outcome or product and a brief statement about how the project will contribute to your development as a teacher-scholar. You will also be asked for budget information and any other external funding sought.

 

In order to apply, fill in this application form and send it to info@ecolas.eu.

 

Applications should be endorsed by dean or department head to ensure that the proposed activity is consistent with the candidate’s ongoing professional development. A brief support can be sent either by e-mail or as a letter. Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:

 

  1. Is the application complete and comprehensive?
  2. The merit of the proposed project and its potential for success
  3. The relationship of the proposed project to the general aims of the liberal arts and sciences.

The new feature of this fellowship is that a few successful project holders would be further supported to organize a short workshop for faculty and students at their university.

 

Deadline for submission of applications for the second round is 20 September, 2016. The selection results will be published here by 10 October, 2016. UPDATE: Since we’ve received more applications of high quality than expected, their thorough assessment and selection by our evaluators takes more time than expected. The results will come very soon, we are sorry for the delay.

 

There will be up to 10 fellowships awarded in the programme’s second year, 2016. The awarded applicants will be contacted through ECOLAS office in Bratislava.

 

 


 

Selection Results for J. J. Kidd Fellowship 2015

 

The first call for applications for Julie Johnson Kidd Travel Research Fellowship has attracted 22 grant requests by teachers from 13 separate institutions in 6 European countries. While we were gratified by the number of strong research applications that we received, we are only able to fund 10 fellowships at this time.

 

The list of selected applications:

Anar K. Ahmadov, Leiden University College The Hague, The Netherlands

Aliel Cunningham and Sanda Tomuletiu, LCC International University, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Tim Hoff, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Daniel Kontowski, University of Warsaw, Poland

Matthew Martin, St Mary’s University College, Belfast, UK

Ulrike Mueller, University College Maastricht, The Netherlands

Eri Park, University College Roosevelt, The Netherlands

Gabriela Pleschová, BISLA, Bratislava, Slovakia

Aaron Rosen, King’s College London, UK

Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, University of Warwick, UK

 

The Selection Committee consisted of ECOLAS Executive Board members Hans Adriaansens, Laurent Boetsch and Samuel Abraham. Watch our website for more news about this one and following years of J.J.Kidd Fellowship programme. A call for new proposals will be forthcoming in early 2016.