Office of Research Development staff are proposing a pilot offering of a month-long writing clinic that will use an iterative process to help interested faculty members develop and refine their submissions for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend program. This will be based on the approach ORD has offered successfully for the National Science Foundation CAREER opportunity.

Interested faculty members will agree to participate in all sessions and assignments of the clinic. We will meet once a week to review and discuss the writing assignments. Zoom options will be available.

The steps will be as follows:
  1. Prewriting questions: submit by July 8; group meeting week of July 8
  2. Research and contribution section – based on answers to prewriting questions: submit by July 15; group meeting week of July 15
  3. Methodology and work plan; competencies, skills and access; final product and dissemination sections: submit by July 22; group meeting week of July 22
  4. Full 3-page narrative section: submit by July 29; group meeting week of July 29

We are seeking volunteers to help serve as mentors during the workshop. The pilot workshop will be limited to six participants. We could use two to three mentors with humanities expertise to assist with critiques.

We still have openings for two more participants. These will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact ORD if you are interested.