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Examples of project summaries from successful ISW grant proposals

Please note that these project summaries are from several different years of the ISW program; check the current selection criteria and full application instructions to ensure that your project description meets the latest requirements.


Mandy R. Menke (Spanish & Portuguese Studies), Developing the Linguistic Features of Academic Writing in Spanish (2017)

Melissa Horning, Anne Chevalier McKechnie, Barbara Beacham, Laura Kirk, and Patrick Dean (School of Nursing), Do Authentic Writing Environments in Nursing (AWE in Nursing) improve student learning outcomes? (2016)

Noro Andriamanalina and Jasmine Kar Tang (Office of Diversity in Graduate Education), “It’s Going to Be Otherized”: Doctoral Students of Color and Questions of Writerly Voice (2015) Manuscript in preparation; sample will return when the publication process is complete.

UMN imageDaniel Keefe and David Schroeder (Computer Science), Integrating Writing and Computer Graphics to Improve Communication Across Disciplines (2009)

Heidi Soneson (Learning Abroad Center), Elaine Tarone (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition), Daniel Brewer (Department of French and Italian), and LeeAnne Godfrey (Curriculum and Instruction), Developing Writing Skills in French: On Campus and Study Abroad (2012)

Margaret Werry and Stephanie Lein Walseth (Theatre Arts & Dance), Articulate Bodies: Writing Instruction in a Performance-Based Curriculum (2009)