Fenwick Fellow Program Seeks Applications

Posted: March 15, 2010 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: March 15, 2010 at 8:06 am

Applications for the 2010-11 Fenwick Fellow program are being accepted through Monday, April 26. The competition is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Mason. The selection of the fellow will be announced by mid-May.

The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason faculty member to pursue a research project that uses and enhances the University Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his or her field.

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

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

The following year after the fellowship is completed, during the spring semester, the libraries will sponsor a public Fenwick Fellow lecture.

For complete application information and a copy of the program guidelines, check the libraries’ web site for University Libraries News or e-mail Debra Hogan (dhogan1@gmu.edu) in the University Librarian’s Office.

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