Fenwick Fellow Program Seeks Applications

Posted: March 7, 2011 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: March 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Applications for the 2011-12 Fenwick Fellow program are being accepted through Monday, April 25. The competition is open to all Mason tenured and tenure-track faculty members.

The fellow will be announced in mid-May.

The Fenwick Fellowship is awarded annually to a Mason faculty member pursuing a research project that uses and enhances the University Libraries’ resources while advancing knowledge in his or her field. 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 and 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 comprising three faculty members and three librarians will review the applications. One research proposal will be selected and recommended to John Zenelis, university librarian.

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

For complete application information and a copy of the program guidelines, see the library website or e-mail Debra Hogan, assistant to Zenelis.

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