American Sociological Association

Teaching Enhancement Fund

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Deadline:  February 1

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Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund
Deadline:  February 1


The Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund provides small grants to support projects that advance the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) within the discipline of sociology.  The Carnegie Foundation has defined SoTL as “problem posing about an issue of teaching or learning, study of the problem through methods appropriate to the disciplinary epistemologies, applications of results to practice, communication of results, self-reflection, and peer review” (Cambridge, 2001). 


Howery teaching grants can support an individual, a program, a department, or a committee of a state/regional association.  ASA may award multiple grants, each up to $2,500.  Funds can be used for a variety of purposes including, but not limited to: summer salary, equipment, software, travel, meetings, transcription of interviews and survey implementation.  Principal criteria for the award are: the project advances the teaching and learning of sociology, serves as a seed project that will continue to have an impact over time, and will be systemic in its impact.  The criteria are intentionally flexible in order to accommodate innovative proposals.

Application Requirements

Please include the following application items in the order listed below:

1. Electronic Cover Sheet. Fill out the cover sheet to include in your application. Use Adobe Acrobat to open and edit the form. If you are experiencing trouble with the form you may submit the required information in a word document.

2. The grant proposal. Please follow the application guidelines laid out here.

3. A CV for all investigators on the grant

4. IRB documentation where appropriate

ASA membership is not a criterion for application or selection for this grant, however, recipients must be ASA members before the final award is made. ASA membership involves registration as an ASA member via the ASA website and acceptance of and adherence to the ASA Code of ethics. Applications from all sub-areas of the discipline are welcome. Grantees must provide documentation of pertinent  IRB approval for the funded project.


Grantees are invited to present their findings at a special invited session at the ASA Annual Meeting. They are also required to submit mid-year and final reports (details below). 


Applications should be sent in PDF format to: Only electronic submissions will be accepted. All materials must be received by the deadline to be considered. Notification of awards will be sent out in April.

For more information about the Carla B. Howery Teaching Enhancement Grants Program and required materials please contact the Academic and Professional Affairs Program at

Grant Recipient Guidelines

Mid-year Report
The Mid-year report for Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund awardees is due 6 months after the agreed upon start date of the grant. For a detailed list of requirements please click the link provided below
Mid-year Report Requirements (PDF)

Final Report
The Final report for Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund awardees is due 12 months after the agreed upon start date of the grant. For a detailed list of requirements please click the link provided below
Final Report Requirements (PDF)

If you have additional questions please send e-mail to:


Cambridge, BL (2001).  Fostering the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Communities of Practice. In D. Lieberman & C. Wehlburg (eds.), To improve the academy: Vol 19. Resources for faculty, instructional, and organizational development (pp.3-16). Bolton, MA:  Anker.

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