Ball State University Libraries U.S. Civil War Teaching Fellowship Award
Ball State University Libraries is excited to announce the launch of a new teaching fellowship program to fund the incorporation of primary source learning into K-12 classrooms in East Central Indiana. The Ball State University Libraries U.S. Civil War Teaching Fellowship Award will pay East Central Indiana K-12 educator(s) (including preservice teachers) $5,000 to research, develop, conduct, assess, document, and share a significant educational activity (educational lesson, project, assignment, creative endeavor, etc.) that engages local K-12 students in meaningful learning through the direct use of primary sources.
The educational activity should incorporate learning related to one or more of the following topics: the U.S. Civil War, the Reconstruction era, any aspect of United States or Indiana political, cultural, social, or economic history during the period from 1850 to 1880.
To apply for the fellowship and learn more information about the program, view the call for proposals and application. Funding for this program was made possible thanks to a generous grant from the George and Frances Ball Foundation.
Ditsky Memorial Steinbeck Research Award Steinbeck Research Fund Established in Honor of Dr. John M. Ditsky
Thanks to a generous donation from Mrs. C. Suzette Ditsky, Steinbeck scholars are able to receive grant moneys to support research at Ball State University Libraries using the Steinbeck Collection at Ball State University Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections.
Funds from the Steinbeck Research Fund will be awarded specifically to scholars who plan to visit Ball State University Archives and Special Collections to conduct meaningful and in-depth primary source research using the Steinbeck Collection. Ball State University Libraries will consider applicants from multiple disciplines who have demonstrated a commitment to and interest in the study of the work and career of John Steinbeck. Ball State University Libraries is especially interested in funding the work of early-career faculty members, emerging scholars, and graduate students.
To apply for the fellowship and learn more information about the program, view the application.