Fellowships

All applicants for Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowships will be considered automatically for the College’s named fellowships (the Miner D. Crary Fellowship, the Trustee Faculty Fellowship, and the Class of 1952 Dean Eugene S. Wilson Faculty Development Fellowship).

Guidelines

I. Introduction
After reappointment, each untenured faculty member is eligible for a Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowship at full salary for two semesters in order to pursue a program of research, study, writing, or other creative work to advance his or her professional growth and effectiveness as a scholar and a teacher.  All applicants for Tenure-Track Sabbatical Fellowships will be considered automatically for the College’s named fellowships (the Miner D. Crary Fellowship, the Trustee Faculty Fellowship, and the Class of 1952 Dean Eugene S. Wilson Faculty Development Fellowship).

II. Deadline
Application should be made before February 15 of the academic year preceding that for which the Fellowship is sought.

Decisions will be announced in April.

III. Application Procedure

Applications should be made to the Dean of the Faculty by February 15. The application should consist of ten copies of:

  • The program proposal, in the form of a letter to the Dean of the Faculty. The proposal should not exceed five (5) pages, single-spaced.
  • A curriculum vitae.

IV. The Proposal
The proposal will be evaluated by the Dean of the Faculty in consultation with the members of the Committee of Six, some of whom may not have a specialized knowledge of an applicant's area of study. It should, therefore, be addressed to persons who will be interested in the project not only as an immediate contribution to learning and/or instruction in a particular field, but also as a contribution to the advancement of knowledge more generally, and to the applicant's development as a scholar and teacher.

The College particularly encourages those who seek to develop a research or creative project different in nature or significantly broader in scope than the dissertation.

The proposal should be narrative in form, and clearly focused and organized. It should cover the following matters:

  • Conception and definition of the project: Applicants should describe the specific program of research planned for the year, explaining the basic ideas or questions to be explored and illustrating its approach or line of thought to the extent that these have been developed. In addition, applicants should explain the relationship of the proposed project to their immediate and long-range study or research objectives. They should also explain the relationship of their projects to the work of other scholars in the same general area. Applicants proposing to revise dissertations should provide an updated bibliography or other information indicating what preliminary revision is already under way.
  • Significance of the project: Applicants should clearly indicate the significance of the proposed work and the contribution it will make to the humanities, natural sciences, or social sciences.
  • Plan of work and methodology: Applicants should outline the plan of work, methodology, and schedule for the year.

V. Report
At the end of the sabbatical, Fellowship recipients are required to submit a report to the Dean of the Faculty summarizing the results of their work. Future eligibility for Fellowships is contingent on submission of this report.