Core Competencies Grant Application Information
We are asking that you complete the Core Competencies Grant Application online and follow the directions on the application.
All grant recipients are required to complete the Core Competencies Grant Evaluation online which is due fifteen days after the completion of the project.
Please review the information below prior to completing your online application.
Core Competencies Grant Application Explanation
Please note this is only an outline and explanation, not the actual online application.
Title Page. Include the project title.
Name(s), Position(s) and Department(s) of Faculty/Staff Leading the Project.
Please Provide a Concise Description of the Project.
Listing of Other Project Personnel. Include all those who will be involved in the project. Encouraged are collaborations which include students. As noted above, the project leader must be a faculty or staff member.
Project Timeline. Indicate the projectís start and end dates.
Target audience. Identify the specific demographics of the Lehigh student population targeted by the project, e.g. class, college, sub-groups, etc.
Project Description with Relevance to Core Competencies. Specify one or more of the core competencies (Intellectual Development, Individual Identity Development, and Interpersonal Development, Equity, Community, and Global Engagement) that your project is addressing. Include the project's purpose and the proposed activities. State the specific way in which the project demonstrates the ability to develop, enhance, and/or evaluate the acquisition of knowledge or skills included in the core competencies by Lehigh students. (2 pages maximum)
Intended Outcomes. State the intended outcomes to be derived from the project. (2 pages maximum)
Budget. Indicate the amount of funding required for the project (up to $2500). Provide a brief description of planned expenditures including charitable donations. Include other funding already received or anticipated in support of this project, including funds from anticipated ticket or merchandise sales. Please note that certain expenses, for example equipment purchases, faculty or staff compensation or international travel are NOT eligible for funding through this grant.
Evaluation. Upon completion of the project, you will be asked to submit a brief evaluation describing the impact of the project.
Examples of Core Competencies Projects Previously Funded
Proposed projects must develop, enhance, and/or evaluate the acquisition of knowledge or skills included in the core competencies model. Priority will be given to those proposals that reflect a collaborative effort by faculty, staff and students. The following includes some examples of core competencies projects that have been funded:
Spring CHOICES 2012
Sharon Kalafut, Stacey Lange, Shaku Jain-Cocks
LU Spring CHOICES offers middle-school girls from our local community a unique opportunity to explore science and engineering through a variety of fun and challenging projects.
Oleanna @ Lehigh: A Campus Dialogue on Rank, Power, and Dignity
Augustine Ripa, Mike Chupa
Lecture and meetings centered on gender equity and power relationships focused on elements of the Department of Theatre production of David Mamet's "Oleanna", and including a campus visit by Robert W. Fuller, author of "Somebodies and Nobodies", and "All Rise".
Passport to Participate
Katie Welsh Radande, Morgan Volakrt
An educational event which targets underrepresented groups in study abroad. This event will shed light on the study abroad opportunities available to all Lehigh undergraduate students and will target underrepresented Lehigh student populations such as racial and ethnic minorities, students with high financial need, first-generation college/study abroad students, athletes and those with disabilities.
Engineers Without Borders South Side Initiative
Lehigh University Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is a multidisciplinary group of students whose work is geared to tackling international issues of poverty and sustainable development. In order to provide more tangible design experiences, LU EWB will create a project that will engage and benefit the South Side community by designing and building a model concrete tank to be implemented in the community of La Frogosa, Honduras. The model tank will be used as a rain basin catchment and irrigation system for one of the community gardens, benefitting the South Side and showcasing the technical design work of Lehigh University.
Entryway for the Basilio Huertas Senior Center
Architect students will design and build a welcoming entryway for the Basillio Huertas Senior Center. The new entryway will provide visibility for the Senior Center and much needed outdoor seating for its members..
Mission Compost: Turning Food Waste into Capital
Implementation of a composting project at Broughal Community Middle School with the overarching goal being to provide Lehigh University undergraduate as well as Broughal's 6th graders with a learning experience that integrates physical sciences, social entrepreneurship and urban sustainability. The project will use technology developed by Integrated Product Development students during the year - a small indoor food composter - to implement a science curriculum and entrepreneurial project that focuses on composting in an urban environment.
Tectonic Theatre Project Residency
This residency will consist of one of Tectonic Theatre Project's company members introducing Lehigh participants to a unique and provocative methodology called "Moment Work", which will inform and guide the direct, cast and designers as they create and rehearse our production throughout the Spring semester.
THATCamp Lehigh Valley 2012: The Humanities and Technology Camps
Lehigh University will host THATCamp Lehigh Valley. THATCamps are part of the national "unconference movement", promoting collaboration, informality, spontaneity, productivity and equality. It includes participant generated sessions on topical issues regarding the humanities and technology as well as skill based workshops, providing student the opportunity to learn new technologies that can be applied to their studies. THATCamps build bridges between diverse groups in order to challenge what is possible in the humanities.
Other initiatives that could be linked to the core competencies
- offsite experiential learning to reinforce classroom material
- educational materials for a class or student club to help work on a core competency
- an assessment of something that a faculty member is already doing
- bringing in a guest speaker for a class or a club
- personal assessment inventories such as personal inventory of leadership style, personality, critical thinking skills, etc.
- an outreach program to high risk girls in the local community
- obtaining start-up funds to hold a bigger fund raising event
***Deadlines for proposals: Grant applications will be reviewed twice each year. Deadlines are: March 15 for following Fall semester and October 15 for following Spring semester.
In general, priority will be given to proposals that:
1. impact a significant number of Lehigh University students;
2. support specific projects, activities and events rather than general supplemental funding for a group or organization;
3. provide opportunities for which other funding is not available;
4. create projects that are sustainable;
5. demonstrate collaboration with students in the design and execution of the activity.
For more information contact any of the following individuals:
Reetika Gupta, CBE, firstname.lastname@example.org, 85925
Brian Davison, RCEAS, email@example.com, 83453
Allison Gulati, Associate Dean of Students, firstname.lastname@example.org, 84165
Erica Hoelscher, CAS, email@example.com, 83637
Robin Hojnoski, COE, firstname.lastname@example.org, 83225
Kathleen Hutnik, Director, Graduate Student Life, email@example.com, 83648
Lynn Columba-Piervallo, COE, firstname.lastname@example.org, 83237