Fenwick Fellows Program Seeks Applications

Posted: March 23, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Applications for the 2007-08 Fenwick Fellows program are being accepted through Wednesday, April 25. The competition is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty members at George Mason. The selection 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 a $2,000 award for research materials and assistance, along with a research office in the Fenwick Library.

Fellows are encouraged to allocate at least half the award for purchasing books, journals or multimedia materials, which will be added to the libraries’ permanent collection. During the fall 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 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 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’ resources and services.

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

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