Two members of the faculty can apply to travel together to India through the India Exploration and Immersion Faculty Fellowship sponsored by the Harvard-Westlake Cultural Heritage and Arts of India Club and the Gunter-Gross Asia initiative.
Two faculty members must jointly design a program to “result in expanded global interest, awareness and understanding through exploration in India,” according to an email from Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts Monday that announced the trip.
Proposals should focus on creating a unique and immersive experience that will broaden and deepen the faculty members’ understanding of Indian culture, history and/or society, according to the email. Proposals must also include how the experience will imporve teaching skills and spark collaboration between departments, Huybrechts said. The trip should be taken during a school holiday period, either this summer or winter or spring break of the 2014-2015 school year.
A selection committee administered through the Kutler Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research and overseen by department chair Larry Klein will review proposals due April 14. The committee plans to award the fellowship by April 25, but may need to ask for second applications or additional information on the proposals.