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Applications Wanted: Foundation Fellows Faculty Program

cfr logoThe Offices of the VP Research and VP Institutional Advancement are seeking faculty applicants from all units for the 3rd cohort of the U’s Foundation Fellows program. Applications will be accepted via InfoReady through Friday, September 13.  

The Foundation Fellows program aims to build and enhance your individual abilities to identify and qualify potential private sponsors for your work, leverage central U foundation relations resources, cultivate relationships with foundation staff, develop and refine compelling letters of inquiry (LOI) and proposals, and to successfully solicit support for your scholarly, research, and/or academic work from foundations. 

Faculty participants are awarded $3,000 to support their research and scholarly activity. Award funds are intended to support your generation and refinement of your ideas—whether through meetings with foundation staff, travel to engage with peers or attend conferences, or in other creative ways you come up with.

Over the course of the seven-month cohort program you will work closely with other faculty participants and with the program staff to develop, refine, and submit at least one major proposal ($100k +) to one or more foundation sponsor(s). Fellows meet with program staff as a group once per month in a two-hour weekday session, usually over breakfast or lunch. 

Eight faculty will be selected, representing a spectrum of research and scholarly interests, to participate in this third cohort of the Foundation Fellows program.  Please contact Chris Ostrander with any questions. 

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Last Updated: 4/13/21