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Fisher Fellowship Application

Applications for 2022-2023 are due Wednesday, October 27, 2021.

1. Abstract of project:

Include a title and abstract of the project (should be no more than 300 words). This will be placed on the Faculty Development website and should be appropriate for a general audience. If you have any pictures that would help explain the project, we would like to have those for the site as well if the project is approved.

2. Description of the project:

Provide the description of the project including objectives and procedures. You should also provide a brief description of how your project will enrich DePauw's intellectual community for our students and how it fits into your overall professional development plan. This description should be a maximum of 5 double-spaced pages (12-point font and 1-inch margins). Also include appropriate supporting documentation (e.g., letter from your chair/dean/program coordinator for curricular projects).

3. Need for time:

Explain the need for the TIME to complete the project, provide a timeline for completing the project and describe the final product of the project that you will submit to the Faculty Development Committee. Your Fisher Fellowship report and final product should be submitted by the first Monday of the semester following your fellowship. Note that you may also want to use this report and product as evidence of your work for other purposes, e.g., in your tenure or promotion file.

4. Dissemination of recent FDC awards:

Please list your last competitive FDC award (Summer Stipend, Faculty Fellowship, Fisher Course Reassignment or Fisher Fellowship), and briefly describe your efforts to disseminate the product(s) to appropriate scholarly or creative audiences. If you hold current awards or are requesting funding for multiple projects, you should include a statement explaining the relationship between the projects.

5. Budget for project expenses:

Include an expected budget for the project expenses.

6. Addition to the application guidelines (effective September 2021)

Each faculty member applicant must demonstrate thoughtful effort to deepen their understanding of the complex problems around race and racism in at least one aspect of their professional work: pedagogy and teaching, creative or scholarly work, or service. We welcome intersectional approaches that examine race and racism in relationship to other forms of oppression.

CHOOSE ONE (A, B, C or D) of the options in the following document to meet this new requirement: Funding Application Process Additions (effective Fall 2021)

Please Note:

Your Chair/Dean/Program Director should send an email to Becky Wallace (facdev@depauw.edu) acknowledging that he/she has read the application and that he/she will work with you to determine the best time to take the semester reassigned time, should it be awarded, in relation to staffing needs. Faculty in the School of Music should share their application and plans with the Associate Dean of the School of Music, who will provide this email.