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Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:52 AM / To: MPOD-MEMBERS@LISTSERV.ND.EDU
The Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowships Program seeks to increase
participation by people from underrepresented groups and/or institutions in
the field of instructional development. Recently renamed to honor the memory
of an early supporter of the Diversity Committee, the travel grant program
awards up to $1,000 to individuals (and up to $2,000 for teams of two or
more) to support their travel to the annual POD Conference. The 2010 POD
Conference is in St. Louis, Missouri, November 3-7, 2010.
The POD Diversity Committee is particularly interested in people who would
join POD and contribute to its mission over the long term. Former grant
recipients who have not received more than one award in the past may also
apply for a second grant, with priority consideration being given to
second-time applicants who have remained active members of POD's Diversity
Committee. Underrepresented institutions include, but are not limited to the
following: 1) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 2) Native
American Tribal Colleges, 3) Hispanic Serving Institutions or Hispanic Area
Colleges and Institutions.
POD Diversity Committee 2010 Donald H. Wulff Travel Fellowship SEEKERS
To Apply for the 2010 Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowships:
The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 20, 2010 by 5 p.m. EDT.
Awardees will be contacted in July 2010.
Applications for the grants should be sent via email attachment to
Marie-Therese C. Sulit, Chair–POD Diversity Committee Grants Program, at
Applications should address the following questions:
1. Please describe your interest and/or experience in instructional development.
2. How will you benefit from attending the POD conference and how do you hope to share these benefits with others at your institution?
3. How might POD benefit from your membership and attendance and how do you hope to contribute to the organization in the future?
Please explain your financial need and the type of institutional support you may already have to attend this conference.
Please indicate if and when you have already received a travel grant award.
Optional: If you know a current member of POD who is willing to write a
letter of support on your behalf, please include the letter with your
Please note that awardees will be required to do the following:
- to prepare a poster or flyer handout that summarizes the diversity-related instructional development work done on his or her campus to be shared during a Diversity Committee-sponsored session at the conference and
- to participate in a panel discussion and/or Topical Interest Group session that will explore issues of diversity and inclusiveness in instructional development.
Issues applicants frequently ask about:
- One must become a member of POD to attend the conference and register for the conference. However, membership dues are covered by the grant (see below).
- While the grant does not cover the full cost of attending the conference, it does help defray a significant portion of the costs.
- Costs that are deducted from the travel grant prior to the conference include: membership dues, the conference registration fee (which includes some meals), and optional workshop fees. After these costs are deducted, the remainder of the $1000 grant is awarded in a check payable to the recipient’s institution. This check is given to the grant recipient at the conference and can be used to help defray costs for travel, lodging, and non-conference meals.
For more information, contact Marie-Therese C. Sulit, Chair–POD Diversity
Committee Grants Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeton McClinton, Vice-Chair—POD Diversity Committee Travel Fellowships Program, at email@example.com
Visit the POD web site ( http://podnetwork.org/ ) for additional information about POD grants, the organizational mission, and conference schedules.
Additional information on the application process, proposal elements, timeline, review criteria, and FAQs can be found on the POD Diversity Committee eFolio site at http://poddc.project.mnscu.edu/
With sincere regards,
Marie-Therese C. Sulit, Ph.D.
POD Diversity Committee Grants Program Chair
Mount Saint Mary College
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