Faculty/TA Internship Grant Program

The Faculty/TA Instructional Development Internship Program seeks to provide a POD member institution with funding up to $5,000 in order to support an internship position related to faculty development. The goals for the Internship Program are:
  1. To provide a person of color with career exploration opportunities in Faculty/TA instructional development;
  2. To support the intern’s attendance at the annual POD Conference either at the beginning or end of the grant period.
The grant award will be allocated as follows:
  1. Up to $4,000 will be awarded to the institution to fund the internship;
  2. Up to $1,000 will be available to the intern for attendance at the POD Conference.
Institutions that are awarded the Internship grant must join POD as an institutional member before the 2010 conference. For POD institutional membership details, please visit http://podnetwork.org/membership.htm.

Go to the following pages to read testimonials of previous interns and see the proposals of recent internship recipients.

Submission Process for 2010 Award

Components of the Proposal:

All proposals are to be submitted through email to Marie-Therese C. Sulit, Internship Grant Chair, Marie-Therese.Sulit@msmc.edu by 5:00 p.m. EDT on or before May 23, 2011.  Due to time constraints, no late proposals will be reviewed.

Proposals should include the following elements:
  1. Contact information
  2. Description of services provided by Faculty Development unit
  3. Institutional goals for the proposed internship
  4. Process for recruiting the intern
  5. Plan for establishing the internship, including institutional support (e.g., financial match, logistical support, course release, travel stipend)
  6. Experiences and activities in which intern would be engaged (e.g., practical opportunities for career exploration; activities to create & sustain interest in field of faculty development)
  7. Statement that shows the alignment between the work of the intern and the mission of the POD Diversity Committee
  8. Strategic Plan for sustaining the internship, including institutional support
  9. Plans for assisting the intern to continue work in faculty, TA or instructional development after the internship is completed (e.g., acquiring a position in a teaching and learning center, office of diversity/multicultural affairs, or academic administration)
  10. Timeline for internship, which includes recruitment and proposed schedule of activities
Recommended Component:
  • We also recommend including a brief letter of support for the grant applicant (e.g. from a campus administrator, program director or chair, or a member of POD etc.)
See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information about the internship program and the proposal process.

Click on the attachment below to download the review criteria that committee members will use to evaluate proposals.

Timeline for Proposal Submission and Funding:

  • Deadline for submission–5:00 p.m. EDT, May 23, 2011
  • Notification of funding–July 2011
  • Internship timeframe–Academic Year 2011-2012
  • Attend POD- HBCUFDN Conference this year–October 26-30, 2011–or attend the 2012 POD Conference

Intern Expectations:
  • The Grant recipient is expected to attend the 2011 POD-HBCUFDN Conference in Atlanta, Georgia or attend the 2012 POD Conference.
  • The Grant recipient is expected to share the outcomes of the internship experience in a final report to the Diversity Committee, along with either a presentation at the 2012 POD Conference or in a POD publication.
For more information, contact Marie-Therese C. Sulit, Chair–POD Diversity Committee Grants Program, at Marie-Therese.Sulit@msmc.edu, or Suzanne Weinstein, Vice-Chair—POD Diversity Committee Internship Program, at sweinstein@psu.edu.

Stacy Grooters,
May 4, 2010, 2:29 PM