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Call for FaCE Pre-Proposals

In each funding cycle, the call for pre-proposals (3-4 pages) invites initial ideas from ACM faculty interested in collaborating with their ACM peers to pursue projects aimed at innovation.

Deadline for FaCE Pre-Proposals: February 22, 2019

The Faculty Career Enhancement (FaCE) Program funds joint research projects, teaching and learning collaborations, collaboratively organized events, reading groups, and other initiatives that:

  • Engage faculty either from multiple institutions or from different departments within a single institution;
  • Identify and test innovations 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 2018-19, the thematic focus is Faculty Development around Pedagogical Communities of Practice.

Themes in previous years have included Collaborative Faculty Development to Integrate Off-Campus Study and On-Campus Learning (2017-18), Strategies for Building Community (On, Off, and Across Liberal Arts Campuses) (2016-17), Cognitive Science and the Liberal Arts (2015-16), and Technology Enabled Education: Enhancing Faculty and Student Engagement in the Liberal Arts College (2014-15).

These themes, offered as suggestions, are not intended to narrow the vision that faculty might have in proposing projects to address other challenges or opportunities liberal arts colleges face. The FaCE Steering Committee hopes that projects proposed each round will include a mix of proposals both related and unrelated to the thematic emphasis of the current year.

What challenge or opportunity faced by liberal arts colleges affects your work as a faculty member? What collaborative innovation might you propose as a way of addressing that challenge or leveraging the opportunity? What would be new and how could your proposed innovation be sustained? These are the types of projects the FaCE Steering Committee would welcome in an initial Pre-Proposal.


Fall 2019 Funding Cycle

  • Deadline for pre-proposals: February 22, 2019

Pre-Proposals must be submitted through the ACM Projects Portal.

  • Deadline for full proposals: April 12, 2019

Pre-proposal applicants will be informed if they have been invited to submit a full proposal.


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