The Townsend Program
The Townsend Program for Education Research supports faculty members in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC in engaging in reflective practices and pedagogical research by providing consultation and professional development for faculty members who seek to engage in educational research or the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). The program supports this work in the form of a Fellowship and dissemination funds. Read more about the Townsend Program.
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
Townsend Program Teaching and Learning Fellowship
Fellows are selected annually to engage in a series of activities to help them produce and disseminate research on teaching and learning. The Townsend Program for Education Research provides dedicated time for College faculty members to conduct this research. Fellows can arrange for a course release or summer salary stipends.
As they complete their respective projects, the Fellows will consult with experts on research and statistical analyses to prepare a final document, which could take the form of a manuscript, article, presentation or similar form of communication.
Townsend Program Teaching and Learning Grant
The Townsend Program Education Research Fund supports project dissemination on teaching and learning research in higher education with direct implications for teaching at UNC and beyond. This funding can support expenses related to presenting research on teaching and learning or SoTL work at conferences or publishing these works.