Apply to Fenwick Fellow Program

Posted: April 4, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Applications for the 2008-09 restructured Fenwick Fellow program are being accepted through Wednesday, April 30.

For academic year 2008-09, one fellowship will be awarded. The competition is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty members at George Mason University. The selection of the fellow will be announced by the end of this academic year.

The Fenwick Fellow program is intended to assist research by faculty members as well as enhance the collections of the University Libraries. The fellowship now provides a $5,000 award for research materials and assistance, along with an office in the Fenwick Library.

Fellows are encouraged to allocate approximately half the award for acquisition of books, journals or multimedia materials, which will be added to the libraries’ permanent collection. The following year after the fellowship is completed, during the spring semester, the libraries will sponsor a public Fenwick Fellow lecture.

Applicants should submit a brief proposal and curriculum vitae, including information about the applicant’s current position, teaching and research responsibilities at Mason.

The proposals should contain a short project summary and information about the central problem to be addressed, the applicant’s previous work in the general area, research methodologies to be used, the need for research space in the library, budget of specific materials and/or services to be purchased with the award and expected results of the fellowship.

A selection committee of six (three faculty members and three librarians) will review the applications. One research proposal will be selected and recommended to the university librarian.

For further information and a copy of the program guidelines, e-mail Debra Hogan, call 703-993-2491 or check the libraries’ web site under “News and Announcements.”

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