In what ways does writing support student learning in and across the disciplines? When we teach with writing, where and how do theory and practice intersect? As we conceive of “writing” much more broadly than just words on paper, in what new ways does writing foster learning? Questions like these are at the heart of the Center’s Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing program, which offers grants to support the research of University of Minnesota scholars and teachers into writing and literacy.
Principal Investigator must be a University of Minnesota faculty or P&A staff member. Graduate students may serve as co–Principal Investigators with faculty or P&A staff. For funding opportunities solely for graduate students, please see information on our Literacy and Rhetorical Studies minor and its associated grants and fellowships.
Variable, depending on merit of proposal and availability of funds, but typically between $2500 and $6000.
Research grants from ISW primarily cover the salary and fringe of graduate and undergraduate Research Assistants whose contributions are part of their professional development. Other fundable expenses may include equipment and supplies; research and consultation costs associated with the Office of Research Consultation and Services (ORCS), the Office of Measurement Services (OMS), or the like; and publication/documentation costs.
The Center does not fund faculty release time or the work of Teaching Assistants.
April 22, 2016
Preference will be given to proposals from applicants who have not received ISW grants in the past.