CALL for APPLICATIONS - $500 Grants for Public Speaking Project

October 21, 2013

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Communicating Complex Ideas: A CU Boulder and Public Media Collaboration - Applications due November 1, 2013

The Graduate Teacher Program solicits proposals from graduate students in both Arts & Humanities and STEM for a new project on public speaking. Graduate students develop their dissertations using complex language and models, which may be incomprehensible to those outside their disciplines. This project will allow future academic leaders to receive assistance in translating and presenting the content of their work for a lay audience. Graduate students will receive a $500 grant for their participation in the project.

Awardees will work with GTP staff, faculty from the Program in Journalism & Mass Media, and from the Department of Communication, the Department of Film Studies, and staff from PBS to develop their projects. The project staff will provide funding and professional support to help participants express concepts and ideas from their work in language that is understandable and compelling, thus expanding their ability to educate effectively. Awardees may create a brief video/media project, a written piece (such as an op ed piece, a letter to the editor, or a blog),or an oral presentation.

Meetings and Preparation Graduate students will attend three group meetings during fall semester and three during spring semester to work on their projects, receive individual public speaking guidance, and practice with filming their presentations. Participants will present their work and be filmed at the Capstone event in Spring 2014 where they will be evaluated for an award. Participants will also have the opportunity to disseminate their work via the CU Boulder Graduate Teacher Program YouTube channel, which will be promoted through current GTP social media platforms. Also, through our contacts, some participants may have the opportunity to have aspects of their work featured beyond the campus.

Graduate students who are interested in applying should:

Applications are due by Novermber 1, 2013.

Please place the phrase, "GTP Public Speaking Project potential participant" in the subject line of your email.

If you would like further information, you can also talk with Dr. Border in the GTP office, 201 ATLAS.  303.492.4902

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