The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry (VBC) enables faculty and students to:
Four Ball State University faculty members are chosen each year to teach interdisciplinary seminars to fifteen students. The students are chosen by application or audition. Working together with a community sponsor, each group of faculty and students creates a product (e.g. an exhibit, performance, or publication) to engage the community in public dialogue.
The Center provides a summer stipend for faculty to prepare their seminar. The Center also provides a semester's "leave" for the four fellows—two in the fall and two in the spring—to teach their seminars. And to help facilitate the work of the seminars, the Center provides each group with an expense budget of $14,000.
Review Criteria: Proposals will be reviewed by a committee that includes faculty from various disciplines and community leaders involved in educational and civic projects.
If you have further questions, please contact the VBC Assistant Director Kristin Ramsey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please Note: The application process has changed to an online / electronic format. When you click the link below to start your submission, you will be asked to create a personal account - we advise that you use the same login information as your BSU username and password.
You have the option to return to the form as many times as needed. Be sure to save regularly - click the "Save" button (located at the bottom of the form) after each addition. Once your application is complete, click the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the form.
CLICK HERE TO START YOUR VBC APPLICATION
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