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OFE Newsletter: April 25, 2022

Call for Citizen Science Teaching Fellows

The Citizen Science Campus programs at NC State and NC A&T are each hosting four (4) Citizen Science Teaching Fellows for a training in summer 2022, with funding from the National Science Foundation.

Citizen science refers a type of participatory science in which research depends on public engagement in the voluntary generation of data. You can explore thousands of projects at Fellows will develop a course module, which involves creating learning opportunities for students via assignments (e.g., in-class assignments, homework, labs, semester-long projects, extra credit) that make use of citizen science project activities and/or their data. Full-time faculty (Tenure-track and Professional track) from any department are eligible if they have the flexibility to include their citizen science module a Fall 2022 course.

Fellows will receive a $500 stipend for successfully completing the summer training (two self-guided online tutorials in June, and two virtual full-day workshops on July 13 and July 20) and presenting their proposed module in a joint session with NCA&T on 20 July.

  • Application via Qualtrics are due Tuesday, 10 May, 2022 by 5pm. 
  • Direct questions to Dr. Zakiya Leggett ( and/or Dr. Caren Cooper ( 
  • We will announce selected Fellows by 24 May, 2022.

Data Science Academy Seed Grants

NC State’s Data Science Academy (DSA) is pleased to announce its 2022 Seed Grant program. This program, developed in collaboration with the Office of Research and Innovation (ORI), aims to increase interdisciplinary data science research at NC State by building and strengthening interdisciplinary networks among NC State researchers with shared interests in data science.

OFE Faculty Fellows (Applications Due May 2)

The Office for Faculty Excellence continues to accept applications for two faculty fellows to join us for 2022-2023: a Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Faculty Fellow and a Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) Faculty Fellow. Applications for both positions close at 5:00 p.m. on May 2. Learn more about these opportunities on our website.