Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowships
The Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowships Program seeks to increase participation by people of color from underrepresented groups and individuals from underrepresented institutions in the field of instructional development. Named to honor the memory of an early supporter of the Diversity Committee, Donald H. Wulff, the travel grant program awards up to $1,000 to individuals (and up to $2,000 for teams of two or more) to support their travel to the annual POD Conference. The 2011 POD-HBCUFDN Conference is in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 26-30, 2011.
The POD Diversity Committee is particularly interested in people who would join POD and contribute to its mission over the long term. Former grant recipients who have not received more than one award in the past may also apply for a second grant, with priority consideration being given to second-time applicants who have remained active members of POD's Diversity Committee. People of color and individuals from underrepresented institutions include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 2) Native American Tribal Colleges, 3) Hispanic Serving Institutions or Hispanic Area Colleges and Institutions.
POD Diversity Committee 2011 Donald H. Wulff Travel Fellowship
To Apply for the 2011 Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowships:
The deadline for applications is Monday, May 23, 2011 by 5 p.m. EDT. Due to time constraints, no late proposals will be reviewed. Awardees will be contacted in July 2011.
Applications for the grants should be sent via email attachment to Marie-Therese C. Sulit, Chair-POD Diversity Committee Grants Program, at
Applications should address the following points of information:
Please describe your interest and/or experience in instructional development.
How will you benefit from attending the POD conference and how do you hope to share these benefits with others at your institution?
How might POD benefit from your membership and attendance and how do you hope to contribute to the organization in the future?
Please explain your financial need and the type of institutional support you may already have to attend this conference. Please indicate if and when you have already received a travel grant award.
A Recommended Component: If you know a current member of POD who is willing to write a brief letter of support on your behalf, please include the letter with your application.
Please note that awardees will be required to do the following:
to prepare a poster or flyer handout that summarizes the diversity-related instructional development work done on his or her campus to be shared during the Diversity Committee-sponsored session for grant recipients at the conference
to participate in a panel discussion and/or Topical Interest Group session that will explore issues of diversity and inclusiveness in instructional development
Issues applicants frequently ask about:
One must become a member of POD to attend the conference and register for the conference. However, membership dues are covered by the grant (see below).
While the grant does not cover the full cost of attending the conference, it does help defray a significant portion of the costs.
Costs that are deducted from the travel grant prior to the conference include the following: membership dues, the conference registration fee (which includes some meals), and optional workshop fees. After these costs are deducted, the remainder of the $1000 grant is awarded in a check payable to the recipient's institution. This check is given to the grant recipient at the conference and can be used to help defray costs for travel, lodging, and non-conference meals.
For more information, contact Marie-Therese C. Sulit, Chair-POD Diversity Committee Grants Program, at Marie-Therese.Sulit@msmc.edu, or Sandra Sgoutas-Emch, Vice-Chair-POD Diversity Committee Travel Fellowships Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the POD web site for additional information about POD grants, the organizational mission, and conference schedules.
Additional information on the application process, proposal elements, timeline, review criteria, and FAQs can be found on the Diversity Committee site through the WikiPODia site for POD: http://sites.google.com/site/podnetwork/pod-committee/diversity-committee
With sincere regards,
Marie-Therese C. Sulit, Ph.D.
POD Diversity Committee Grants Program Chair
Mount Saint Mary College