Summer Faculty Research Fellowships for Summer 2016

Awarded annually by the Office of the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, summer faculty research fellowships are available for tenure-track assistant professors in the Academic and Health Sciences campuses without summer support to launch programs or finish a project involving their research or creative activities. These are competitive awards and no more than 50% of applications will be funded.

Instructions

Application Form

 

Summer Faculty Research Fellowships:

All tenure-track assistant professors, nine-month appointment, who have no other summer support from a research grant, teaching assignment, or other Howard University funding source are eligible. Preference will be given to assistant professors whose academic and health science appointments began within the last three years and who have not received prior-year summer salary as part of a start-up package. These fellowships provide summer salary of $10,000 (which will be processed through payroll with appropriate taxes and other deductions according to the recipientís withholding instructions), as well as a course release for the Fall 2016 semester provided by the department, school, or college. The program seeks to enable new assistant professors to launch programs involving their research or creative activities. Applications will be evaluated on the substance and character of the research project and the research potential of the applicant (see page two for specific guidelines). Preference for this award will be given to faculty who have not previously received a Summer Faculty Research Fellowship or received financial support from the Office of the Associate Provost for Research Graduate Studies.

 

Advanced Summer Faculty Research Fellowships:

All tenure-track assistant professors on a nine-month appointment who are preparing their tenure/promotion dossiers within the next two years are eligible. These fellowships provide a summer salary of $15,000 (which will be processed through payroll with appropriate taxes and other deductions according to the recipientís withholding instructions), as well as a course release for the Fall 2016 semester provided by the department, school, or college, and are to complete a research project already in progress during otherwise unsupported and uncommitted time in the summer. Project completion entails final stages of research but does not include revision or drafting of articles or texts based on research that has already been completed.

 

Faculty who have previously received an Advanced Summer Faculty Research Fellowship are not eligible to receive this award, and faculty notified during the spring 2016 semester that they will be on a terminal appointment in 2016-17 will not be eligible for the fellowship.

 

For ALL Summer Faculty Research Fellowship candidates:

Prior to submitting your application, we are requiring that you send an email to huogm@howard.edu no later than October 30, 2015 to express your interest in the 2016 fellowship program. In the body of the email include your name, department, and identify whether you plan to apply for the summer faculty or advanced summer faculty fellowship. This will help with dedicating resources for the review process.

 

You should submit an application to your department chair or appropriate administrator by November 16, 2015 to provide sufficient time for evaluation within the department and college. The chair or appropriate administrator will prepare for inclusion a letter and statement addressing the quality of the proposed research project and how funding will enhance the applicant's future research program and career advancement. Chairs (or administrators) will forward the applications to the dean who will also provide an assessment of the proposal, and in cases where there is more than one proposal, provide a rank ordering of the proposals. Either the chair (or administrator) or the dean must indicate a commitment to provide a one-course release to ALL successful applicants for the Fall 2016 semester.

 

Deans must submit all applications from their school/college for both the Summer Faculty Research Fellowships and the Advanced Summer Faculty Research Fellowships for Summer 2016 by December 1, 2015 to the Office Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies via email at huogm@howard.edu (see application submission instructions).