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Faculty Corner: October 2020

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Get the lowdown on the latest fellowship and award opportunities as we head into the final months of 2020.

Jefferson Award Nominations

Jefferson Award Nominations are due October 9. For more information and to apply, visit the dedicated Jefferson Awards webpage


Fellowships and Award Opportunities

The WW Foundation has opened its 2021 competition for several fellowships that support either dissertation completion or junior faculty progress toward tenure. Recipients not only receive support for their work, but also join a 75-year-old network of some 27,000 WW Fellows—a select group with an impressive collective record of scholarship, teaching, service, and public influence. Fellows find that these fellowships also give them opportunities to connect across fields with others who have similar interests, and serve as a hallmark of promise widely recognized in their disciplines.

Thank you for your consideration; we look forward to hearing from any excellent candidates whom you might help us to identify.

For junior faculty:

The Mellon Emerging Faculty Leaders Award supports tenure-track junior faculty as they work toward achieving tenure. Applicants must successfully pass their third-year review no later than January 31, 2021. The program is open to faculty in any field of the humanities or social sciences; preference will be given to those working on 20th- and 21st-century American history, politics, culture, and society, with emphases including African American issues, women’s issues, and/or higher education.

Download the program flyer (PDF)
The competition deadline is December 2, 2020.
Questions may be directed to the Faculty Leaders Award email.

For doctoral candidates completing dissertations:

The WW Dissertation Fellowships in Women’s Studies encourages research about women and gender that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Recent Fellows have explored such topics as reproduction in the context of chronic disease, algorithmic detection of child abuse images, and changing feminist visions at the UN from 1975 to 1995.

Download the program flyer (PDF)
The competition deadline is October 16, 2020.
Questions may be directed to the WW foundation email.  .

The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships is designed to encourage original and significant study of religious and ethical values in fields across the humanities and social sciences, the 2021 Newcombe Fellowships are available to Ph.D. and Th.D. candidates who expect to complete their dissertation between April and August 2022.

Download the program flyer (PDF)
The competition deadline is November 16, 2020.
Questions may be directed to the Newcombe Dissertation email. .


Scholarly Research Awards are now open!

The Faculty Scholarship and Research Opportunities comprise of four different funding opportunities sponsored by the Office of Research for full-time faculty.

Bridge Fund Award is designed to support faculty who submit competitive proposals to external granting agencies or foundations.
Application deadline: October 30, 2020

COVID-19 Collaborative Interdisciplinary Research Award
This funding opportunity supports faculty who collaborate across disciplines to create research proposals related to COVID-19.
Application deadline: December 4, 2020

Book and Performance Completion Award is for creative projects that are being developed into publishable book manuscripts or performances.
Application deadline: March 5, 2021

Classroom-Based Research Experiences Award provide support to faculty for innovative ideas to incorporate original, authentic research projects into the curriculum.
Application deadline: March 12, 2021