Libraries Announce Annual Fenwick Fellows Competition

Posted: April 7, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Applications for the 2004-05 Fenwick Fellows program are being accepted through Monday, May 3. The competition is open to all faculty members at George Mason, including term or restricted faculty. The selections of fellows will be announced by the end of this academic year.

The Fenwick Fellows program is intended to assist faculty members as well as enhance the collections of the University Libraries. The fellowship provides an award of $1,750 for research materials and assistance, along with a research office in the Fenwick Library. Fellows are encouraged to use at least half the award for purchasing books, journals, or multimedia materials, which will be added to the Libraries’ permanent collection. During the fall and/or spring semester after the fellowship is completed, the Libraries will sponsor a Fenwick Fellow lecture for the university community.

Applicants should submit a brief proposal and curriculum vita, including information about the applicant’s current position and teaching responsibilities at George Mason. The proposals should contain a short project summary and information about the central problem to be addressed, applicant’s previous work in the general area, research methodologies to be utilized, the need for research space in the library, budget of specific materials and/or services to be purchased with the stipend, and expected results of the fellowship.

The Faculty Senate Budget and Resources Committee, along with two librarians appointed by the Council of Librarians, will review all applications. The committee is especially interested in projects that make use of the Libraries’ collections and services.

For further information, call Debra Hogan in the University Librarian’s Office at 703-993-2491 or e-mail

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