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Canvas Tool Series Workshops: Monday, July 23- Friday, July 27

Contributed by: Erin Drennan-Bonner
Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2018 6:00 PM
Deep dive into a specific teaching tool available in Canvas. Sign up for one or all of our 30-minute Canvas Tool Series workshops taking place next week to get the skills you need to get the most out of Canvas.

Register now to reserve your space in any of the workshops listed above. You can also sign up for our Canvas Essentials courses, which are scheduled through August 16. For more information on our Canvas Tool Series workshops, including course information and details, visit
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NEH Summer Stipends: Deadline August 24

Contributed by: Augusta Isley
Published: Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:00 PM
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend program supports individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Eligible projects typically result in articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. Summer Stipends support continuous full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months.

An outright award of $6,000 is provided for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing. In accordance with NEH guidelines, Ball State may nominate two faculty proposals to submit to NEH.

Ball State internal application deadline is August 24, 2018
Deadline for final submission to the NEH is September 26 for projects beginning May 2019.
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Recent Funding Opportunities from the Philanthropy News Digest

Contributed by: Jessie Roark
Published: Friday, 06 July 2018 6:00 PM

The Philanthropy News Digest sends out a weekly email update containing funding opportunities that may be of interest to Ball State faculty, staff, and students. To see all current RFPs or register to receive email updates visit

Current RFPs of interest:

Spencer Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Education Research Projects

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Accepting Brief Proposals Evaluating the Four-Day School Week Policy Program.

Russell Sage Foundation Invites LOIs for Immigration Research

If you would like to further explore these opportunities contact your SPA proposal manager.

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Learn even more about using Canvas

Contributed by: Nancy Prater
Published: Thursday, 05 July 2018 6:00 AM
Learn some advanced tools, techniques, and tips involving Ball State's new learning management system, Canvas. Learn more.

Election Engagement Grants available through ICC

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Monday, 11 June 2018 9:30 AM

Through a partnership with the Campus Election Engagement Project, Indiana Campus Compact is offering Election Engagement Grants to support campuses as they inform and promote student voter participation, develop new and innovative programming, and promote further student involvement in and with their communities.


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Ball State to be honored at Engaged Scholarship conference

Contributed by: Erin Moore
Published: Wednesday, 16 May 2018 9:30 AM

Ball State University will be honored with the inaugural Excellence in Faculty Engagement Award at the 2018 Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) Conference, Transforming Higher Education through Engaged Scholarship, October 2-3, 2018 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center, Minnesota. The award specifically recognizes the Department of Elementary Education’s “Schools with the Context of Community” program for its exemplary contributions to scholarship and the practice of engaged scholarship.

Early registration is now available; special pricing includes an ESC member rate and a group discount for those attending with five or more colleagues from one institution.

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