Writing Intensive Project Awards

2021 Call for Proposals

The mission of the Campus Writing Program (CWP) is to invest in teaching with writing for learning across the curriculum. To contribute to this mission, CWP is requesting proposals for funding Writing Intensive (WI) related projects.

Award Overview

All projects aligned with CWP’s mission, connected to WI courses, and fostering students’ ability to make meaning when learning will be considered.

An eligible project may consist of, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Converting a non-WI course to WI, creating a new WI course (especially encouraged at the 1000 and 2000 levels), or redesigning a WI course for a different modality.
  • Working to maintain optimum teacher-to-student ratio in particularly rigorous WI courses that require GTAs with special skills, such as foreign language fluency.
  • Initiating WI-related programs, seminars, or workshops that help promote critical thinking and meaningful learning (ex: designing and facilitating professional development events that emphasize writing as a process).
  • Undertaking research around the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) in WI classes.

Priority deadline: April 15, 2021

Final deadline: May 15, 2021

Notification of awards will happen on a rolling basis, with notification no later than June 1, 2021

Award and Proposal Specifications

See proposal form below for required format

  • Funding amounts available range from $500 to $3000.
  • If the project involves research, appropriate permissions from the University of Missouri’s Institutional Review Board (IRB).
  • As the selection committee is comprised of faculty across the disciplines, please write without excessive jargon and in a style that is clear to a diverse group of reviewers.
  • Unless otherwise agreed upon, projects will be completed within a calendar year from the date of the award.

Submit proposal as a single PDF file by email to Christy Goldsmith, Assistant Director, Campus Writing Program: GoldsmithC@missouri.edu


Proposal Review Process

Initial Review – Campus Writing Program Staff will review and contact faculty with any requests for additional information.

Final Review – Campus Writing Board members will review proposals and make determination of awards.

Notification of Award – Campus Writing Program staff will notify awardees and make arrangements for transfer of funds.


Writing Intensive Project Awards Proposal Form

Please follow this format and submit a PDF of no more than 3 pages

Cover Page

  • Title of project and amount requested
  • Contact information for faculty member
  • Contact information for department chair and fiscal officer

Purpose, Strategies, and Budget (1-2 pages)

  • State the project’s purpose, including how it connects to the Writing Intensive guidelines. Projects which develop students’ abilities to reason critically, solve complex problems, and/or communicate in discipline-specific ways will be given priority.
  • Include a list of strategies—including a specific timeline—for carrying out the project.
  • Provide a budget with an itemized list of project costs and a brief rationale for each expenditure.
  • Include outcome(s) that will benefit students, the department, and/or the university

Types of expenses may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Compensation: A 9-month faculty appointee may be eligible for summer salary up to 2/9 of the academic year salary. In the proposal, explain how this figure is determined and if benefits are included. Applicants will need to work with their fiscal office to determine these amounts. Reviewers will expect to see a clear scope of the work based on the requested salary.
  • Graduate student support
  • Technology expenses
  • Materials and resources

Printable 2021 Call for Proposals Form