complete application will consist of:
- Application cover sheet
- Project proposal (3000 words)
- CV for each proposed fellow
- Letter of support from each applicant's Chair or Director
Send materials to IFF@emory.edu. Please send all materials as attachments to a single email.
Application materials are due by 8:30 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2016.
The goal of the Faculty Fellowship is to give faculty the space to develop new ideas. The Faculty Fellowship application does not presuppose that all of the ideas will be worked out in advance. Proposals will therefore be selected on the basis of their potential for innovation in research, teaching, and interdisciplinary community building.
The proposal should articulate a question of sufficient depth and complexity to require research that combines multiple methodologies, theories, literatures, or forms of expertise. Bear in mind that the proposals will be judged by an interdisciplinary audience. Applicants should explain the interest of the project in non-technical terms.
No project can do everything. While the intellectual scope should be ambitious, the practical activities are expected to be modest, feasible, and should not put undue burdens on Faculty Fellows.
Proposals should not try to detail every anticipated collaborative or pedagogical activity. Applicants are advised to present a clear idea of the kind of collaborative and pedagogical activities proposed, and should illustrate the general idea with a small number of specific examples.
The Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellowship Program gives priority to projects with some of the following characteristics:
- are risky or innovative
- are in the early stages of development
- have the potential to develop new fields of inquiry, to expand current fields in innovative ways, or to create sustainable interdisciplinary communities for research and teaching
- develop collaborations that reach across schools or link widely different disciplines
- include some activities that are open to the wider Emory community
- integrate research project and pedagogical activities into existing Emory programs and resources
- integrate research into pedagogical activities that promote the core values of a liberal arts education: independent thinking, self-reflection, and the capacity to critically understand multiple perspectives
- propose creative ways of combining individual research and classroom instruction, encouraging collaborative student research, using problem-based or experiential learning, or experimenting with new pedagogies and course structures