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Huckabay Teaching Fellowship
2013-2014 application deadline: March 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m. (PST)
These one-quarter awards are intended to give graduate students an opportunity to develop a specific project focused on teaching and learning
at the college and university level (students may not use the fellowship to teach a course they have already developed).
Projects are proposed by students, who find faculty Teaching Mentors, either from UW or from a nearby community college, college, or university
to collaborate with them in their projects.
Projects are not restricted to developing a course; previous projects have used technology, onsite teaching, etc.
During the project, these collaborations between the Fellow and the Mentor should allow the student to benefit from the faculty member’s
expertise in teaching, while maintaining a focus centered on the student’s teaching interests. Fellows will meet several times as a cohort
during winter quarter (required as part of the fellowship). The award will be made for a single quarter during the 2013-14 academic year
(summer 2013-spring 2014).
These fellowships are funded by a private endowment established by Durward and Susan Huckabay, UW alumni and Laureates,
in order to further graduate education at the University of Washington.
Questions can be directed to the Graduate School Fellowships and Awards Office at email@example.com or
- enrolled in a master's or doctoral tuition-based program (students in fee-based programs are not eligible)
Criteria for Proposals
Huckabay Fellowships are not intended to fund a student’s academic research, but rather, to broaden the student’s graduate education,
particularly in the area of teaching and learning. Proposals will be evaluated by an interdisciplinary committee which will use the criteria
The proposal should:
- Clearly identify a need in instruction or curriculum and demonstrate why this need is important and should be addressed.
- Reflect a clearly explained methodology that is appropriate for addressing the need.
- Make clear the tasks the Fellow will undertake in the collaboration on the project, demonstrating the Fellow-centered nature of the proposal.
- Stipulate plans for assessing the success of the project.
- Provide evidence that the student is well qualified to undertake the tasks outlined in the application.
- Describe the Teaching Mentor’s active participation in the project and make clear the ways in which he or she will assist the Fellow
in becoming a better teacher.
- Provide evidence of the Teaching Mentor's reflective practice as a teacher that qualifies him or her to undertake the tasks outlined in the proposal.
- Outline the opportunities that the Fellow will have to teach or otherwise use the results of the project, if applicable.
(Note: this fellowship may not be used to teach a course.)
Any faculty member from UW or a nearby college or university is eligible to be a mentor. Graduate students benefit from having multiple faculty mentors,
so applicants should consider working with someone other than their research advisors at the UW. Students can also benefit from working with
faculty at one of the other higher education institutions in the Seattle area.
Faculty mentors may work with only one Huckabay Fellow at a time.
Applications should be submitted to the Catalyst Collect-It Box at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/collectit/dropbox/megray/19894
Applications are due no later than Friday, March 1, 2013, 5:00 p.m. (PST).
Application materials should be submitted Portable Document Format (pdf); mentor(s) can submit their statement(s) separately.
Applications must include the following:
- A completed cover sheet (found at http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/huckabay/cover.docx
- A description (maximum two pages or three if double-spaced) of the project that the student and faculty mentor hope to undertake.
This should be written jointly by the student and the mentor.
- A one page (two pages if double-spaced) statement by the student describing his or her background in teaching and preparation
for the intended project, the reasons for his/her interest in the proposed project, and an enumeration of the tasks within the project
he/she will perform.
- A one page (two pages if double-spaced) statement by the faculty mentor describing his/her interest in mentoring a student for teaching,
the reasons for his/her interest in the proposed project, experience as a mentor, and an enumeration of the tasks within the project
he/she will perform.
Terms of Award
The award will be made for a single quarter during the 2013-14 academic year (summer 2013 through spring 2014).
The awards provide a stipend at the regular TAII level (currently $1,761 per month) and will include Graduate Appointee Insurance (GAIP)
and a waiver of state tuition (note: students in fee-based programs are not eligible).
Students are required to enroll for at least 10 credits the quarter in which they receive the award.
They may choose to enroll in GRDSCH 610 (3 credits), Teaching Mentorship, and earn credit for their fellowship experience.
The number of awards will be determined by the caliber of the applications and the amount of funding available. The fellows will meet as a cohort several
times during winter quarter 2014 (required as part of the fellowship).
Students may not receive other fellowship monies or hold employment for the quarter in which they receive their Huckabay award;
if they wish to do so they need to receive prior approval from the Fellowships and Awards Office.
Students may not use their fellowship quarter to teach a course they have developed.
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