The Provost’s Research Fellowship, first awarded in 2010-2011, provides a one-course release for both fall and spring semesters to a tenured faculty member to allow her/him to concentrate on research, scholarship, or creative work.
Selection of the award recipient is based on demonstrably outstanding accomplishment and potential for continued excellence in research, scholarship, or creative activity.
A subcommittee of the Research Council will review the fellowship applications and forward its recommendation to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity for approval.
To be selected as the Research Fellow is an appointment of distinction. The process of seeking the appointment is competitive and will provide the Research Fellow both recognition and an excellent opportunity to pursue compelling research, scholarship, or creative activity.
The faculty member receiving the Provost’s Research Fellowship Award (“Research Fellow”) will be announced at the Faculty Senate Banquet held annually in May.
The Provost's Office will provide the department or school/college of the Research Fellow with funds to hire adjuncts to cover the courses the Research Fellow would have taught, as necessary.
Cover Sheet(Fellowship Application)