Application deadline August 14, 2012
Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, we are able to support faculty from two-year colleges to attend and participate in the 2012 GSA Annual meeting. You may request funds up to your anticipated travel costs, registration fee, and reasonable lodging expenses.
We have limited funds and recipients will be selected based, among other factors, on their degree of participation in the GSA meeting. Participation in the short course #507 Best Practices for Preparing Workforce and Transfer Students in Two-Year Colleges for Geoscience Careers is particularly encouraged, but not required. There are also many relevant technical sessions that might be appropriate for two-year faculty contributions. Because our funds are limited, we encourage you to first pursue possible sources of funding on your campus, such as your department chair, dean, center for teaching and learning, or other faculty development program. To be supported by this funding, a participant must be either a U.S. citizen, a permanent resident, or in the employ of a U.S. institution. We hope that you will understand that this funding is intended to prevent our colleagues from having to pay to attend GSA out of their own pockets, and hope that you will limit your request to expenses that would not be otherwise be reimbursed by other funds available to support your participation.
Applications must be received by August 14. Awardees will not be reimbursed per se, but will receive a stipend for attendance and participation in the short course and events listed; as such, awards will be issued after the meeting. While awardees are not asked to submit travel receipts, they must provide tax identification information to Highline Community College before the award can be issued. Awardees will be contacted with complete instructions. If you have questions regarding the stipend awards, please contact Eric Baer via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards will be limited to the cost of reasonable housing, actual registration costs for the meeting and short courses (no field trips), and airfare or other travel expenses via the lowest cost-option.
Adjunct faculty are encouraged to apply!