To support the increasing need for undergraduate biology instructors prepared to offer authentic research experiences as part of a student-centered classroom, the ASCB is sponsoring a small number of fellowships of up to $2,000 to allow current and future undergraduate biology instructors to travel to, observe, and work with faculty who are experienced in using course-based undergraduate research experiences in their classes.

These participants will work with their mentors to develop their current or prospective research work into a multi-session, classroom-based undergraduate research experience, to consider best teaching practices for the implementation of this experience, and to put their new skills into practice in their own classroom.
The fellows will pursue methods of teaching that align with Vision and Change principles. Learn more at http://visionandchange.org.

Recipients will be awarded up to $1,500 for an in situ observation trip and laboratory supplies, depending on their justification and proposed budget, and an additional $500 following completion of mentor and program assessment. This program also provides a $500 mentor stipend. After applying the new skills, MALT Fellows will report findings to the scientific community.

Applications for MALT Fellowships will be due on January 15 and July 15, 2017. To apply, please visit the MALT website at www.ascb.org/mentoring-in-active-learning-and-teaching-malt

Mike Wolyniak

Hamden-Sydney College