The Berglund Center for Internet Studies at Pacific University requests proposals for three Berglund Fellowships for 2009-10. The Fellowships will be in the amount of $3,500.00 each, and the Fellowship awarded jointly to the Fellow and his or her School or Department.
By agreement with Deans and Program Directors we have linked the Berglund Fellowships to faculty development at Pacific University. For this round of applications, we seek proposals that meet a common standard:
The Fellowship project must be a joint effort between the Berglund Center, a member of the faculty or staff, and his or her department, program, or school. The purpose of this stipulation is that all proposed projects should advance the interest of the applicant's program in supporting field-appropriate scholarly research, or in developing programmatic use of or assessment of the Internet or electronic resources in meeting its particular goals.
We require that this joint effort meet the following condition:
The Berglund Center grant of $3,500.00 is used by the Department or School to defray the costs of release time for the Fellow, including overhead costs and any replacement courses. This may mean an additional investment on the part of the School or Department to cover the full costs of released time. Specifics of this agreement can be determined after the award is offered.
A Berglund Fellowship becomes the equivalent of a course release permitting the recipient to complete a project acceptable to the Department of the Fellow and to the Berglund Center. Other indications of cooperative effort other than course release also will be considered. However, we will not fund payments for overload courses.
Outcomes must be clearly assessable and might include, but are not limited to:
A key element of assessing the project is timely delivery of expected outcomes. If work is not concluded according to the calendar proposed in the contract, including reasonable extensions, funds will not be paid.
The Fellowship should also serve to advance the stated goals of the Berglund Center:
The Berglund Center at Pacific University facilitates both theoretical discussion and practical action relating to the impact of the Internet upon individuals and their communities worldwide. We are interested in the effects of the Internet on the ways we work, communicate, teach, and learn.
The Fellowship should also advance the interests of Pacific University. See a statement of the University's Mission and Vision at: http://www.pacificu.edu/about/mission/index.cfm
An application should be 2-3 pages in length and should include many of the following elements:
The application should also include a statement of the usual teaching load of the candidate, and a statement of the nature of the course release, or other demonstration of cooperative effort. The Dean or Director of the candidate's program must sign this statement before the Fellowship can be granted.
Successful applicants will be named as Berglund Fellows for the 2009-2010 academic year and have access to the facilities of the Center, including student assistance based on availability and need. One half the funding will be paid to the program after release time begins and a mid-term review of the project has been conducted, and one half following the timely and successful completion of the project. More frequent interim reviews may be useful and can be called for at the discretion of either the Fellows or the Berglund Center.
All projects should be reported upon in written form (multimedia elements are also welcome) suitable for publication in the e-journal of the Berglund Center, Interface (http://bcis.pacificu.edu/journal/index.php). These submissions can be subjected to peer review conducted by the editorial staff of the Center, or not, as the author wishes.
We are willing to participate in forming proposals in the early stages. We must receive proposals by March 2nd, 2009. The bulk of the research for these Fellowships will take place during either the fall term of 2009, or during spring 2010, or both. All projects must be completed with the specifications above by July 1, 2010. Late projects cannot be fully funded.
All inquiries are welcome at email@example.com. In the subject line, please place "Berglund Fellowship". For updates on the Fellowship applications and outcomes please see: "Announcements" at http://bcis.pacificu.edu/
Director, Berglund Center for Internet Studies
Pacific University Oregon
The Berglund Student Fellowship Award
is awarded to four students each year and is annually renewable. This is a unique
award for students with interest, experience and ability with the Internet,
electronic materials, or online applications. It is an opportunity for a student to
pursue research or projects on topics related to the internet which are of personal
interest to them.
This year the the Berglund Fellows are: Sophomores, Gavin Brown, Justin Redona, Patrick Nako and our newest Freshman fellow, Matthew Yasuoka.
A congratulations to all of them for achieving the fellowship!
The Berglund Center for Internet Studies has chosen to
fund three research projects through the Berglund Fellowship 2011-12 Award. The
Berglund Fellowship Awards offers course release time to faculty allowing them time
to pursue an area of research relevant to the use of the Internet.
Dotted Landscape: The Digital Narrative Project
Michael Geraci, Associate Professor of Media Arts
Directed Reading: Teaching Students to Read Mathematics in the Internet Age
Nancy Ann Neudauer, PhD, Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
Investigation of the use of Mobile Technology in Healthcare Clinical Education
Sandra Pelham-Foster MPHA/ OTR/L, Assistant Professor, School of Occupational Therapy
To apply for either of these Fellowships, check this out!