Before spending considerable time and effort constructing a grant proposal, be sure that the proposed activities fit the Wabash Center's mission and fall within its stated guidelines.
Wabash Center Mission
The Wabash Center does NOT generally fund:
Put most bluntly, the Wabash Center does not underwrite the ordinary, ongoing work of the scholarly community, much of which is already supported by other organizations and administered by existing schools or departments.
- Routine curricular revision or course development
- International travel for research
- Travel for attendance at disciplinary conferences
- The preparation of textbooks
- Research focused primarily on field content and only secondarily on teaching
- Publication of conference papers or books, or production costs of other media
The Wabash Center understands our grants program as a part of our overall teaching and learning mission. We are interested in not only awarding grants to excellent proposals, but also in enabling faculty members to develop and hone their skills as grant writers. Therefore we offer grant coaching for all faculty interested in submitting a Wabash Center Project Grant proposal. Contact Dr. Paul O. Myhre, Associate Director of the Wabash Center, about grant ideas or with a proposal draft for which you want feedback and response. There is no guarantee that a grant that has gone through our coaching process will be funded—funding decisions are made by a separate Advisory Committee—but we will help you present the project in the clearest and most coherent way.
Dr. Paul O. Myhre
Associate Director, Wabash Center