Criteria and Forms for Review of Faculty Fellowships

Criteria Approved by the URC for Review of Faculty Fellowships

Pursuant to University Statutes and according to criteria approved by the URC, Faculty Fellowships are awarded “on the basis of demonstrated research competence of the applicant, the value of the project submitted and its potential contribution to the University and to the professional development of the faculty member.”  Faculty in the creative arts make contributions other than research-driven ones, and thus they are to be evaluated on demonstrated productivity in their field, the value of the project submitted and its potential contribution to the University and to the professional development of the faculty member.

Specifically, applications for Faculty Fellowship should be evaluated based on:

  1. Overall goal(s) – contribution to the applicant’s field;
     
  2. Specific objectives:
    i.  the proposal identifies concrete outcomes  consisting of a) published, peer-reviewed works or the professional equivalent, or b) external grant or fellowship proposals;
    ii. the plan for achieving these outcomes is clear and feasible;
     
  3. Relevance and importance to the professional development of the applicant – the overall goal(s) and specific objectives are important opportunities for the applicant to continue his or her line of research or creative work, or will enable the applicant to extend his or her research or creative works in new and significant directions;
     
  4. Importance of the identified outcomes to the applicant’s larger field; and
     
  5. Potential contribution to University in promoting the core objectives of a research University.

Faculty Fellowship Review Forms

Review of faculty fellowships occurs by chairs, deans and faculty who serve on the Faculty Fellowship Advisory Committee (FFAC). Sample review forms can be found here: [Deans, Chairs, Advisory Committee]. Exact items on review forms may be modified prior to review process after consultation and recommendation by the FFAC and University Research Council (URC) and prior to dissemination of the applications for review.