Western Funding Initiatives
- Fellowship in Teaching Innovation Award
- The purpose of the fellowship is to encourage Western faculty members (full-time and part-time) to pursue teaching innovations at Western University. Teaching innovation projects may take many forms, such as developing new strategies for student engagement or initiatives involving the novel incorporation of educational technology into classroom settings.Up to $10,000 may be awarded annually.
- The Western Mentoring Micro Grant Program
- To enhance teaching and research and to develop solid careers, faculty often need resources to acquire new skills and new research and teaching methods, and to develop partnerships with established scholars. Micro Grants are designed to provide opportunities for tenure-stream members of faculty to choose mentoring opportunities that make good sense for their own professional development, but that may be inaccessible to them because of lack of funding. Up to $2,500 will be awarded.
- International Curriculum Fund
- This fund is administered by Western International and provides two awards of up to $50,000 per year. The goal of the awards are to promote innovative curriculum initiatives that help support international and intercultural learning opportunities for Western students.
- Community Engaged Learning Award
- These awards (3 x $1500) aim to support faculty in creating opportunities for students to connect academic course content with meaningful community engagement that contributes to student learning, and local and international community development.