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Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Travel Fellowships

Recent SSU Awardees and Information about 2023 Grant Applications

Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Travel Fellowships

The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation has issued the call for applications for travel fellowships. This opportunity is for teachers at the college or university level to improve and enhance the quality of their instruction, and to do so in a location other than that which they are most closely associated.

Recent grantees from Salem State:


  • Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello, Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Noel Healy, Geography and Sustainability
  • Francesca Pomerantz, Childhood Education and Care


  • Julie Whitlow, English
  • Melanie Gonzalez, Secondary and Higher Education


  • Lucinda Damon-Bach, English
  • Peter Sampieri, Theater and Speech Communication


    • Jeff Driskell, Social Work
    • Forrest Rogers, Criminal Justice


    • Vanessa Ruget, Politics, Policy, and International Relations


    • Rebecca Hains, Media and Communication
    • Meghan McLyman, Music and Dance
    • Sara Moore, Sociology
    • Elspeth Slater, Social Work


    • Laurie Dickstein-Fischer, School Counseling


    • Keith Ratner, Geography and Sustainability


    Important dates for 2023 Whiting Travel Fellowship Applications:

    • Application deadline: Friday, January 6, 2023 at 5 pm
    • Award notification: Monday, April 3, 2023


    • Applicants must be employed as a teacher at a New England-based college or university.
    • Grants are primarily for travel and related expenses and not as salary substitutes, scholarships, or grants in aid.

    Award background:

    • Grants typically range from $1,500 to $6,000 and primarily support travel and related expenses
    • In 2022, the Whiting Foundation received 90 applications and awarded 44 grants
    • The foundation aims to "broaden the minds of teachers so as to improve and enhance the quality of their instruction."

    Application requirements:

    • Project description of no more than 3 pages
    • CV (short form) showing the applicant to be a university teacher or a graduate of a college or university progressing toward a teaching career on the college or university level.
    • Detailed budget indicating the estimated travel expenses to be incurred in carrying out the project. (Equipment and materials are not permissible expenses.)
    • Completed candidate information form (attached to this page)
    • Two letters of recommendation from fellow faculty members, professors, or similar persons, one of which must be from the dean of faculty or the chairperson of the candidate's department, who can speak to both the candidate and the project. Supporting letters must be on official letterhead.

    See Polaris for full instructions, application, and FAQs.

    Looking for feedback on your application draft? Email Elaine Milo in the Grants office.

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