Faculty Teaching Development Grants

The Sam Fox School invites proposals for Faculty Teaching Development Grants. These awards are intended to recognize stellar contributions in teaching, to support innovation, and to incentivize activities that further enrich the School through student instruction.

All Sam Fox School tenured and tenure-track faculty are eligible to apply, as well as full-time senior lecturers and lecturers who have taught at the School for at least one year prior to applying. Award winners will be asked to present their grant outcomes at an annual faculty teaching roundtable. Outcomes may include direct contributions to courses (new or existing), or may include faculty research work that advances course content. Up to four Faculty Teaching Development Grants will be awarded annually in the amount of $2,500.

Applications are now being accepted for Faculty Teaching Development Grants, for activity occuring November 2017 through December 2018 in support of spring 2018 and fall 2018 courses.

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Completed proposals must be submitted to Jackie Thomas, thomas.j@wustl.edu, by October 20, 2017. Award decisions will be announced in November 2017.

Questions? Contact Nicole Allen at nallen@wustl.edu.

2015-16 Recipients

Elena Cánovas, senior lecturer in architecture, to support research for the project Contemporary Urban Public Spaces_St. Louis City Chances, as well as a related workshop.

Carolyn Gaidis, lecturer in landscape architecture, to support the spring 2016 course Integrated Planting Design, which focused on the landscape ecology of the WashU campus.

Jennifer Ingram, senior lecturer in fashion design, to support attendance at the 2015 International Textile and Apparel Association Annual Conference, where she attended sessions on sustainability and innovation in design education.

Pablo Moyano, senior lecturer in architecture, to support the purchase of materials to build design mockups for the spring 2016 studio High Performance Building Enclosure.

2014-15 Recipients

Chandler Ahrens, assistant professor of architecture, to support implementation—including 3D printing for students—for the fall 2015 course Performance Enhancing, co-taught with Robin VerHage-Abrams, associate professor of fashion design.

Douglas Dowd, professor of art, to support the development of curated visual and bibliographic materials in digital format for use in teaching across multiple disciplines.

Elisa Kim, lecturer in architecture, to support attendance at the February 2015 ASHOKA Exchange conference and the spring 2015 course Design for Social Innovation.

Stephen Mueller, visiting assistant professor of architecture, to support the spring 2015 studio PROTOLOGICS/Urgent Typologies.