Willson Center Grants and Fellowships Mentorship and Support Program
In Spring 2022 the Willson Center will launch a Grants and Fellowships Mentorship and Support program for a cohort of up to eight faculty. This program is launched in partnership with the Franklin College, the Office of Research, and the Office of the Provost. Faculty who are admitted to the program will receive $1,000 into their research support accounts.
This program is designed to
- Create a supportive environment for critique and development of grant and fellowship proposals
- Provide the tailored supports for individual faculty to be successful in applying for grants and fellowships
The selected cohort will
- Meet together on a regular basis at the group’s discretion over the Spring semester to share drafts, experiences, and build a supportive network of scholars engaged in applying for grants and fellowships
- Learn about promising funding sources for their research and receive advice on writing persuasive proposals from invited mentors
- Present working drafts of their proposals to each other
- Be expected to have a plan for completed proposals for the coming funding cycle
Applicants can see a list of recent faculty success in grants and fellowships here.
Applicants can also access a list of possible grants and fellowships here, and in the Willson Center’s regular communications.
Please submit a curriculum vitae and a brief (1-2 page) letter of application to Dr. Lloyd Winstead (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Associate Director, in the Willson Center by November 1, 2021. This letter should describe the project for which you would like to seek sponsored support, your target grant(s) or fellowship(s), or if you have not decided, which kind of support you aspire to, and your experience, if any, with grant writing (for this or other projects).
All tenured and tenure-eligible faculty in humanities, arts, and social science fields in Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply to participate in this workshop. “Research” is defined broadly to include creative projects in the arts and research on pedagogical topics. Faculty with little or no grant-writing experience, as well as more experienced grant writers, are encouraged to apply.
If you have questions, please contact Lloyd Winstead.