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Call for Applications for 2017-2018 CIRTL Fellowship

by | Jun 9, 2017

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is accepting applications for the 2017-18 CIRTL Fellowship. This fellowship provides a select STEM doctoral student with the opportunity to serve in a leadership role on campus and participate in networking opportunities with STEM leaders at institutions across the country. Doctoral students are encouraged to apply now through July 1, 2017. 

The CIRTL Fellow is an instrumental component of Columbia’s institutional partnership with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) network. Drawing on resources provided through the CIRTL network and the CTL, the Fellow is responsible for (1) promoting and supporting CIRTL activities on the Morningside and CUMC campuses; (2) serving as a mentor to STEM peers during the year; (3) hosting STEM teaching events; and (4) leading STEM teaching and learning communities.

Photo of Susie Newcomb, CIRTL Fellow

Susie Newcomb, 2016-2017 CIRTL Fellow, leads the STEM Teaching and Learning Community series in Spring 2017.

The CIRTL Fellow is expected to devote 50 hours per semester to the program and conduct a range of activities from September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. The Fellow earns a $5,000 stipend upon successful completion of all deliverables ($2,500 after each semester) and will be reimbursed for reasonable costs incurred in attending CIRTL events off campus. Learn more about CIRTL Fellow activities and deliverables on the CIRTL at Columbia page.

This opportunity is limited to current Columbia University doctoral students during the 2017-18 academic year who are in good academic standing. Students are not eligible to receive the fellowship after their seventh year in their program. Participation in this fellowship is contingent on written permission from the applicant’s sponsor or academic advisor.

Columbia University joined the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) in 2016. CIRTL was established in 2003 by the National Science Foundation to improve teaching skills and increase the diversity of future university faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. CIRTL stresses the use of successful, evidence-based strategies proven to promote active learning and to help STEM students from all backgrounds succeed and complete their degrees.

CIRTL at Columbia is committed to developing local learning communities that promote proven teaching and mentoring techniques for STEM graduate students. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to participate in local on-campus and national online cross-network programs that will be part of the CIRTL initiative next year.

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