Programs and GrantsA primary mission of the Dovre Center is to offer development and research opportunities to Concordia faculty – as they are known to consistently model and embody the relating of faith and learning for their students. As resources and further needs develop, these activities may be expanded to include students, staff and the wider college community.
PROGRAMS WITH GRANTS
Faculty Study Grants: These grants allow faculty or administrators to attend a relevant conference or conduct research in the relation of faith and learning to their work at Concordia. Apply for a grant of $500-$1,000.
Faculty Research Teams: Conduct research with other faculty members or students in the area of faith and learning. Apply for a grant of $3,000.
Faculty and Administrator Discussions: Meet with other college professionals to discuss a faith and learning book or topic. Apply for a grant of $500-$750.
Innovative Projects: Creative project proposals of various funding amounts are invited. Feel free to submit an exploratory idea. Apply for a grant.
Faculty Mentoring: Join other faculty for a year of monthly dinner discussions regarding the relationship of faith to work. This program is in its 13th year.
Faculty Publications: The Dovre Center can assist you in publishing your work in faith and learning, such as in the ELCA’s “Intersections,” or attend related conferences.
Advanced Faculty and Administrator Study Seminars: Offered each semester, these monthly dinner discussions build upon experience in earlier programs and focus on issues of current relevance to the college and community.
Faculty Spiritual Retreats: Past retreats have been held at Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota and Waldsee, the German Language Village.
Lutheran Heritage Seminar: Travel with other faculty and administrators to Europe to trace the footsteps of Luther and the events leading to the Reformation.
Lutheran Academy: Attend a two-week faculty seminar at Harvard University. This program, directed by Dr. George Connell at Concordia College, aims to produce collaborative research and publications related to Lutheran higher education. A $3,000 stipend is available to cover transportation and housing.
Regional Conferences: Attend conferences and present your work on topics relevant to Lutheran higher education, in conjunctions with Lilly network schools.
Vocation of Lutheran Colleges Conference: This three-day summer conference at a sister college covers a variety of topics relating to Lutheran higher education, in collaboration with the ELCA program unit on vocation and education.
For more information about a current program or how to get involved, contact us.