College of Arts and Sciences
Office of the Dean

Dean’s Research Fellowships

  • Dean's Research Fellowships support student and faculty scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences. Funding provides stipends for students and grants to faculty to work together on scholarly activities. Awards are made annually by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

    This program has been made possible by funding from alumni, Arts and Sciences Leadership Council members, and donors. To learn more about how you can support this program, click here. The program began in July 2011.

    2015-16 Dean's Research Fellowships

    Rob Efird, “Cultivating Sustainability: A Museum Exhibition on (and in) Seattle’s Chinatown-International District”
    Jonathan Pierce, “Changing Positions: How Information and Policy Narratives Influence Beliefs”

     Dean's Research Fellowships from previous years can be found at this link.

    Scholarly Excellence

    Go behind the scenes with some of Seattle U's most acclaimed faculty members in our Scholarly Excellence videos. Footage was taken during photo shoots for an academic research brochure and a special academic excellence edition of our alumni magazine. All videos by Eric Becker.  

    How You Can Support This Program

    Stipends for students: $2,000 provides a student with a "work-study" style stipend.  Students are given opportunities to present their research on campus and at national conferences after their participation.

    Your support provides these opportunities for students:

    • Promotes an experience for intellectual risk-taking
    • Provides a scholarly activity that engages critical thinking
    • Engenders self-confidence as they become creative participants in their academic disciplines
    • Prepares students to reach the cutting edge of knowledge their areas of interest
    • Furthers active learning
    • Develops insight into the relationships between knowledge and methods across disciplines.

    Grants for faculty: $5,000 supports faculty members in their research while connecting their students to the broader conversations of their academic disciplines.

    Your support promotes faculty scholarship in these ways:

    • Supports research that advances the mission of Seattle University and the College of Arts and Sciences
    • Promotes mentorship as faculty communicate their joy and passion about their research to students
    • Engages outstanding students in an academic activity that furthers the discipline.

    A  $7,000 gift creates a faculty-student research fellowship team.

    A $35,000 gift creates five teams, the annual goal of the College of Arts and Sciences.

    A $150,000 gift offers a permanently endowed  team in perpetuity.   Currently the College of Arts and Sciences has one endowed program in Sociology thanks to SU Sociology graduate Richard Beers.

    If you are interested in participating in Dean's Research Fellowships, please contact David Chow, Director of Development, by email or by phone at 206-398-4401.