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Call for FaCE Pre-Proposals

In each funding cycle, the call for pre-proposals invites initial ideas from ACM faculty interested in collaborating with their ACM peers to pursue projects aimed at innovation.

Deadline for FaCE Pre-Proposals: October 13, 2017

FaCE broadly aims to fund joint research projects, teaching and learning collaborations, collaboratively organized events, and other cooperative initiatives that:

  • Engage faculty either from multiple ACM member colleges or from different departments within a single college;
  • Identify and test new approaches that have the potential to address current challenges or opportunities faced by liberal arts colleges and their faculty; and
  • Show plans to become sustainable on the campuses involved and demonstrate the potential to be replicable on other campuses through effective dissemination strategies.

The FaCE Steering Committee, composed of three ACM Deans, will screen the pre-proposals and invite the most promising among them to submit full proposals.


Annual FaCE Theme and Conference

Each year, FaCE identifies a theme designed to prompt ideas for projects that might fit within the broader parameters of FaCE and sponsors a conference focused on the theme and the process of preparing FaCE grant proposals.

In 2017-18, the theme is Collaborative Faculty Development to Integrate Off-Campus Study and On-Campus Learning, with the annual conference on September 15-16, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

The theme each year, however, is not intended to narrow the vision that faculty might have in proposing projects to address other challenges or opportunities liberal arts colleges face. This includes, for example, ideas related to the thematic emphasis in prior years or other project ideas that faculty might wish to pursue, even if not tied to a theme that has been emphasized in a conference. The FaCE Steering Committee welcomes a mix of proposals related and unrelated to the thematic emphasis of the current year.

Learn more about FaCE themes and conferences


Fall 2017 Funding Cycle

  • Deadline for pre-proposals: Friday, October 13, 2017

Pre-Proposals must be submitted through the ACM Projects Portal, which will be open for submission of pre-proposals beginning in mid-September.

  • Deadline for full proposals: December 15, 2017 (Note: This deadline will apply only to those project teams invited to advance from the pre-proposal to the full proposal stage.)

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