Dean of the Faculty

Tenure-Track Faculty Fellowships

Trustee Faculty Fellowship
Each year the College awards up to two Trustee Faculty Fellowships (full salary for one year) to untenured members of the Faculty on the basis of a proposal for a Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowship. All applicants for Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowships will be considered automatically for the Trustee Faculty Fellowship.  The competition is open to all tenure-track members of the Faculty who are eligible for leave, although preference is given to those who have completed their Ph.D. or equivalent and who have taught for at least two full years at the time of application. The College particularly encourages those who seek to develop a research project different in nature or significantly broader in scope than the dissertation, but Fellowships may be obtained for any project recommended as meritorious by the Committee of Six.  See Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowship Guidelines.

Miner D. Crary Summer Fellowship
Through the generosity of the family of Miner D. Crary 1897, the College offers a Crary Fellowship every summer. The Crary Fellowship is designed "for a promising young faculty member who, having completed his or her doctoral dissertation, is in need of an opportunity to undertake a new writing or research project." Applicants should send by February 15 ten copies of a brief proposal, including budget, and a current curriculum vitae to the Dean of the Faculty.

Miner D. Crary Sabbatical Fellowship
Crary Sabbatical Fellowships are available to a limited number of untenured faculty members eligible for sabbatic leave and are awarded on the basis of a proposal for a Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowship. Fellowships provide support for a second semester’s sabbatic leave and bring the level of support up to 100% salary for the year. All applicants for Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowships will be considered automatically for the Crary Fellowship. See Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowship Guidelines.

Class of 1952 Dean Eugene S. Wilson Faculty Development Fellowships for Untenured Faculty Eligible for Sabbatic Leave
These awards provide support for a second semester’s sabbatic leave for untenured faculty members eligible for sabbatic leave and bring the level of support up to 100% salary for the year. Nomination is made by a department chair, on the basis of a proposal for a Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowship. Only one nomination may be made by each department in a given year. A chief criterion for selection will be pedagogical: the extent to which the nominee's proposal will contribute to improved teaching at Amherst. Other criteria are originality, creativity, and scholarship. All applicants for Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowships will be considered automatically for the Wilson Fellowship.  See Tenure-Track Fellowship Guidelines.