SPACE Awards Application

SPACE invites applications from faculty at four-year colleges and universities for instructional development awards, to fund (up to $1500 of verified expenses) program activities for spatial thinking in undergraduate social science education, for example:

  • Present a conference paper about teaching spatial thinking at the undergraduate level in the social sciences.
  • Participate in a workshop or training program on uses of spatial analysis/GIS software (e.g., a GIS vendor workshop, GeoDa workshop with Luc Anselin).
  • Participate in a professional workshop dedicated to instruction and student learning of spatial analysis concepts and technology.
  • Organize a campus event to highlight the value of spatial thinking/analysis across the university curriculum.

To apply, you must have attended a SPACE workshop in 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Priority will go to those who have not previously received an award.

Please submit the following in a single file:

  • Evidence of achievement in meeting instructional goals to implement spatial approaches in your undergraduate course(s) or programs.

    Examples might include a new syllabus, the creation of curriculum development or assessment resources, a superb example of a student course project, and efforts to enhance the diversity of students who benefit from spatial perspectives. Please specify what you see as the beneficial impacts of your work in undergraduate education.
  • A statement of how the SPACE workshop inspired and / or supported your achievement.
  • Commitment to prepare a short case study or example of your achievement for posting on the SPACE website.
  • A description of how you would use the expense allocation of up to $1500 to enhance your instruction of spatial approaches or to help in the dissemination of spatial methodologies to students and colleagues.

SPACE Awards Deadline has now passed. Applications are not accepted at this time.

  • For more information, contact Donald Janelle, Janelle@geog.ucsb.edu or 805 893-5267.