• Apply to the Scholarship Fellows Program


    The Scholarship Fellows program is designed exclusively to support pre-tenure full-time faculty along their journey to tenure. In this year-long fellowship, the Fellow is provided with support, structure, resources, and mentoring to create and submit a scholarly manuscript at the conclusion of the year. Fellows share their progress and experience with the academic community at Park periodically throughout the fellowship year. Two Fellowships are available for pre-tenure full-time faculty who wish to produce a manuscript on their disciplinary research or who wish to produce a manuscript on teaching-related research within their discipline or applicable across disciplines (i.e., the scholarship of teaching and learning). 
  • AY 2024-2025 Application Closed

    Thank you for your interest in the FCI Scholarship Fellows program. Applications for the AY2024-25 Scholarship Fellows have closed. Please check the Scholarship Fellows webpage late Spring 2024 to see who has been awarded a fellowship for the 2024-25 academic year.
  • Advantages of the Program

    Scholarship Fellows will be provided with the following opportunities and support:
    • Time: Scholarship fellows will receive 1 course release to complete their research project (with structured meetings and milestones to support their work).
    • Support & Resources: The Fellows program kicks-off with a planning retreat involving mentors internal and external to Park. Fellows will be provided with guiding resources/texts and will craft a structured approach to reaching their research milestones and goals.
    • Mentoring: Scholarship Fellows will be partnered with an external research mentor for a minimum of 1 coaching session per term (4 total); the Center will also connect Fellows with external peer-reviewers and journal editors who can provide additional insight into the academic publishing process.
    • Community: Fellows will share their research project progress (and challenges) through presentations to the Park community (1 per term, 4 total), to help formally prepare their work and to also receive valuable feedback and discussion from Park University colleagues.
    • Recognition: Fellows will include this work as part of their professional development plan (PDP), earn a digital badge/certificate, and be featured faculty among the Park community.