The 2007-2008 Dean's Teaching
Graduate students from the School of Arts and Sciences are
invited to apply for the Dean's Teaching Fellowship
Program, designed to foster innovation in the undergraduate
curriculum, give advanced graduate students experience
teaching their own undergraduate courses and provide
funding for graduate research.
Applicants must be in residence for the 2007-2008
academic year and must have achieved ABD status before
teaching in the program. Note that fellowships may not be
deferred and that former Dean's Teaching Fellows are
ineligible. Fellows will teach a one-semester course and
receive a salary of $7,000 and 20 percent of that
semester's tuition. For those receiving other fellowships
with specific restrictions against outside money, the
salary will be offered in the form of a research fund.
Applications must be submitted to the Dean's Office
through the applicant's department. Fellows will work under
the supervision of the faculty members who nominate them.
Supervising faculty should expect to review syllabi, confer
about grading and other pedagogical matters, observe and
critique classroom performance, and submit a written
evaluation of the course to the Dean's Office at the end of
By Wednesday, Oct. 11, applicants must submit to their
chairs an application form (may be obtained from the
department's administrative assistant); a letter of
nomination from the faculty member who would serve as
mentor explaining the relevance of the proposed course to
the student's area of specialization and its importance for
the department's undergraduate teaching program; a proposal
explaining what the course will cover and how; a course
description of 30 words or less, suitable for publication
in the "Schedule of Courses"; an explanation of the
course's significance for undergraduates; and a current
The deadline for applications is Oct. 18.
For more information, contact Sarah Breeding at
410-516-8483 or by e-mail at
Statistics Research Funding RFPs
The Acheson J. Duncan Fund for the Advancement of Research
in Statistics requests proposals for small grants to
support research projects in statistics, probability and
stochastic processes. Proposals should be brief, preferably
no more than three single-sided pages; provide itemized
expense estimates; and be signed by each investigator.
Proposals may be submitted at any time to committee chair
John C. Wierman, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Department, 302 Whitehead Hall.
Funding for Prostate Cancer Research
Funding is available to support multidisciplinary research
in prostate cancer through the Patrick C. Walsh Prostate
Cancer Research Fund. Awards of $50,000 to $100,000 for up
to two years are available to fund career development and
developmental research programs (pilot projects). New ideas
are encouraged. The deadline for applications is Monday,
For more information, go to:
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