Dear POD Colleagues,The Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowships Program seeks to increase participation by peoplefrom historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. and individuals fromunderrepresented institutions in the field of educational development (here used as an umbrella term toencompass what may also be called faculty development, TA development, instructional development,organizational development, etc.). Named to honor the memory of an early supporter of the DiversityCommittee, Donald H. Wulff, the travel grant program awards up to $1,200 to individuals (and up to$2,400 for teams of two or more) to support their travel to the annual POD Conference. The 2013 PODConference is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 6-10, 2013.Eligibility Criteria:The POD Diversity Committee welcomes applications from all individuals, irrespective of the individuals’nationality and/or citizenship. However, because of the particular demographic profile of POD as anorganization, the applicant must meet the criteria for eligibility (listed below) with priority preferencegiven to: persons from historically underrepresented racial and/or ethnic groups (as defined within theUS context). individuals from traditionally underrepresented institutions including, but not limited to, thefollowing: 1) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 2) Native American Tribal Colleges, 3)Hispanic Serving Institutions or Hispanic Area Colleges and Institutions, and 4) Minority ServingInstitutions (or those aspiring to become MSIs). applicants who would join POD and contribute to its mission over the long term with particularinterests related to social justice and equity, inclusion, and/or diversity (writ large) ineducational development.NB: Former grant recipients who have not received more than one award in the past may also apply fora second grant, with priority consideration being given to second-time applicants who have remainedactive members of PODs Diversity Committee.To Apply for the 2013 Donald H. Wulff Diversity Travel Fellowships:The deadline for applications is Friday, May 24th, 2013 by 5 p.m. EDT. Due to time constraints, no lateproposals will be reviewed. Awardees will be contacted in July 2013.Applications for the grants should be sent via email attachment to Lindsay Bernhagen, Coordinator–PODDiversity Committee Grants Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Applications should address the following points of information: Please address your eligibility for the travel fellowship: whether you are applying as anunderrepresented individual or as someone from an underrepresented institution. Have you received a POD DC Travel Grant in the past? If so, what year?
Please describe your interest and/or experience in educational development and experiencewith diversity initiatives on your campus. How will you benefit from attending the POD conference and how do you hope to share thesebenefits with others at your institution? How might POD benefit from your membership and attendance and how do you hope tocontribute to the organization in the future? Please explain your financial need and the type of institutional support you may already have toattend this conference. A Recommended Component: If you know a current member of POD who is willing to write abrief letter of support on your behalf, please include the letter with your application.Upon Receipt of Grant: Awardees will be required to prepare a poster or flyer handout that summarizes and reflectstheir diversity-related educational development work to be shared during the DiversityCommittee-sponsored session for grant recipients at the 2013POD Conference and/or in a PODpublication. At the 2013 conference, the recipient is expected to attend the Diversity Committee’s AnnualBusiness Meeting and/or diversity-related POD sessions. Travel fellowship grant recipients are expected to participate in grant assessments administeredby the Diversity Committee.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 asignificant 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 optionalworkshop fees. After these costs are deducted, the remainder of the $1200 grant is awarded ina check payable to the recipient’s institution. This check is given to the grant recipient at theconference and can be used to help defray costs for travel, lodging, and non-conference meals. We recognize that all individuals have multiple and intersecting identities. Women of color, gay,lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people of color, people of color with disabilities, foreign-bornindividuals and/or non-U.S citizens that are racial and/or ethnic minorities, and/or individualsfrom other types of groups that are historically marginalized within a US context are encouragedto apply.For more information:For more information, contact Lindsay Bernhagen, Coordinator–POD Diversity Committee GrantsProgram, at email@example.com or Pamela Roy, Assistant Coordinator–POD Diversity CommitteeTravel Fellowships Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the POD web site (http://podnetwork.org) for additional information about POD grants, theorganizational mission, and conference schedules.Additional information on the application process, proposal elements, timeline, review criteria, andFAQs can be found on the Diversity Committee site through the WikiPODia site for POD:https://sites.google.com/a/podnetwork.org/wikipodia/pod-committee/diversity-committeeWith sincere regards,Lindsay BernhagenPOD Diversity Committee Grants Program CoordinatorUniversity Center for the Advancement of TeachingThe Ohio State University260 Younkin Success Center1640 Neil AvenueColumbus, OH 43201