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Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing

MN bridgeInterdisciplinary Studies of Writing is the research program within the Center for Writing. ISW supports research into the ways in which writing can foster learning in and across the disciplines. Besides funding research that spans theory and practice, ISW creates connections throughout the University community by promoting discussion on the study and teaching of writing.

Interested in a research grant?

The Center’s Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing program offers grants to support the research of University of Minnesota scholars and teachers into writing and literacy. The application process involves two parts; the first part, submitting a letter of intent, must be completed by Monday, February 5, 2018.

Fall event

ISW Research Colloquium
Thursday, November 2, 2017
12:00–1:00 (note new end time of 1:00 pm)
135 Nicholson Hall (note new room number)

Join a disciplinarily diverse group of University of Minnesota faculty and staff for the ISW Writing Research Colloquium, an annual presentation and discussion of recent research projects funded by the Center for Writing's Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing (ISW) grants:

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

Lunch will be provided to the first 20 registrants. Register now!


Other conference and publication opportunities

Calendar of Calls for Papers/Proposals

From Traci Gardner, a calendar of CFPs in rhetoric, composition, technology, and technical writing. Includes instructions for how to add this resource to your own Google calendar.

International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference 2018

June 4–6, 2018
Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Writing Research Across Borders V

March 11–14, 2020
Xi'an International Studies University, Xi'an, China


Katie Levin
10 Nicholson Hall
216 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 612.624.7720