Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellowships

Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellowships provide an opportunity to develop new interdisciplinary projects and to work in a collaborative intellectual environment. Multi-year fellowships allow faculty members to reduce their normal departmental obligations, supporting pursuit of new fields of inquiry.

Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellows will typically receive a three-year, 50% appointment to the Institute for the Liberal Arts, while maintaining a 50% commitment to their home departments. During the three years, the fellow will teach two courses related to their new research project. The remaining portion of the ILA appointment will be available for research. An appointment of this character is equivalent to one year of research leave spread over a three year period.

Other arrangements of time and effort are possible; faculty may propose shorter fellowships or smaller percentages of effort where appropriate. Note, however, that the intent of an Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellowship is to create the opportunity for an extended engagement with a research project and to integrate research and teaching. 

Any tenured, tenure-track, or lecture-track faculty member of Emory College of Arts and Sciences is eligible for an Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellowship.

For more information about this opportunity, you may contact Mark Risjord (