Call for applications - EVC Fellows Academy 2020-21

Who is eligible?

Any associate professor may apply.  However, faculty who will be on sabbatical or leave, or undergoing a promotion review during 2020-21 academic year are not eligible. If a faculty member has requested a sabbatical for 2020-21 and they are accepted as a fellow, with the approval of their chair and dean, they may cancel their sabbatical in order to participate in this program.

How do I apply?

Notify your dean and chair that you wish to be considered for the Academy.

What should I submit with my application?

Include a 500-word description of your current research project(s), a 250-word statement about the barriers you have faced in advancing and the benefit this program could have for your progress towards full professor, as well as a copy of your CV or biobibliography. In consultation with your chair, your dean will be asked to comment on your research project and the impact of your participation in this program on your progress towards promotion.

What are the criteria for selection?

Fellows will be chosen based on the excellence of the proposed research project, the potential impact of participation in the program on progress toward full professor, and seniority at the associate professor rank. Priority will be given to those with at least six years at the associate rank.

What is the deadline for applying?

Applications are due Wednesday, March 11, 2020 to your dean. We ask deans to forward these applications with their recommendations to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Herbie Lee (, by Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

If I am not selected this year, may I reapply in the future?

Yes. Should the program continue into future years, you will be eligible to apply again.

How will you determine if the program will continue?

There will be two primary considerations for determining if the program continues: 1) Has it been effective in supporting our faculty’s progress/advancement or would another kind of program work better? 2) Do we have the budgetary capacity to continue the program?